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Rub a Dub Style

by Michigan & Smiley

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The DJs were also embarking into uncharted waters. Toasting was certainly not new, but the concept of two DJs toasting together, cheerily trading off lines, and gleefully addressing the crowds and each other, was new. The two were responsible for kicking off the fashion for duos, and all those who came after owe them respect. Beyond the chart topper and the almost as huge "Nice Up the Dance," the rest of the set is of equal caliber as the two delve into culture and thanking Jah and Studio One for their good fortune.


released October 30, 2015

1992, 1992 Jamaica Recording & Publishing Studio Ltd. t/a Studio One


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Michigan & Smilie Jamaica

The duo of Michigan (Anthony Fairclough) and Smiley recorded at Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One in Jamaica, pressing their first number one hit single, "Rub a Dub Style", which featured their call and response style vocals, overdubbed on the Studio One riddim, "Vanity" (the instrumental alias given to Alton Ellis' Rocksteady classic, "I'm Just A Guy"). ... more

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