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Tenor Saw

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Perhaps one of the most important statistics in early ragga and dancehall, Tenor Found (given birth to Clive Bright, 1966, Kingston, Jamaica) is best-known for his 1985 strike “Band the Security alarm,” a tune in line with the then-ubiquitous “Stalag 17” tempo which became one of the primary — and catchiest — strikes to emerge from reggae’s transition in to the electronic age group. Tenor Saw implemented it up with Fever, an LP that — although it didn’t include his signature tune — became a minor traditional of early dancehall, filled with basic, catchy melodies, synthesized rhythm-section parts, and Tenor Saw’s floating vocals. (The Compact disc reissue of Fever also appended dub variations of all of the initial paths.) With this kind of promising begin to his profession, it appeared Tenor Saw will be around for a while; sadly, his lifestyle was cut brief in August 1988, when he was strike by way of a car in Houston, TX, and wiped out. The record Wake the city premiered posthumously in 1992.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tenor Saw
Died August 1988, Houston, Texas, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter
Music Songs Ring the Alarm, Golden Hen, Pumpkin Belly, Lots of Sign, Who's Gonna Help Me Praise, Run Come Call Me, No Work on Sunday, Roll Call, Victory Train, Wake the Town, Jah Guide and Protect Me, Shirley Jones, Rub-A-Dub Market, Eni Meeni Mini Mo, I Got to Be There, John Crow, Kiss an Angel, African Children, If You Only Know, Run Come Dub Me, Lone Ranger and Tonto, Lots of Dub, Jah Guide Dub, Eni Meeni Mini Mo Dub, Praise Jah with Dub, Surely Dub, Chill Out Chill Out, Stalag Y2k, Cool and Loving, High Power Sound, A House Is Not a Home, Soft Answer
Albums Fever, Tribute to Tenor Saw - Wake the Town, Tenor Saw Lives On: A Tribute To Tenor Saw, Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty, The Golden Hen

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