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"Rum Bum a Loo"

“Rum Bum a Loo”: $300 Early Reggae

I’m a little surprised more ink has not been expended on a snappy early reggae 45 from 1970 on the Doctor Bird label that can command up to £200 [i.e., $300ish] at auction: “Rum Bum a Loo“ The Message (1970) * “Rum Bum a Loo” was produced for the UK

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"The Message"

“The Message”: Nyah Rock from the UK

K-Tel put out a 70s hits package called Super Bad and wisely decided to include Cymande‘s moody and mysterious 1972 hit, “The Message“: “The Message“ Cymande (1972) According to Discogs — Formed 1971 in London, England, disbanded 1974.  Cymande played what they themselves called Nyah Rock:  a mixture of funk, soul,

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