Photo courtesty of daddyfreddy.com – go deh!
Droid has uncovered a great video featurette on Daddy Freddy which includes his appearance on Record Breakers. Essential viewing made all the better by Cheryl Baker and Roy Castle expressing their admiration/confusion.
Interesting trajectory from yard stuff to “ragga house/hip hop” to Congo Natty to The Rootsman to The Bug. Woebot had him down as a bit of a day labourer at first I think and then revised his opinion.
I love his stuff, of course. Especially that Fashion 12″ Baba Loo Baba La Baba Loo Baba Laba (Them No Bad Like Me). Interesting to see that he’s done some albums with Exterminator according to the biog.
Freddy also rocked out on London’s Sir Coxsone Outernational soundsystem in the mid to late 80s and needless to say I’d be quite up for a copy of this sound tape from ’88: “Coxsone vs Saxon feat Tenor Fly, Daddy Freddy, Barrington Levy, Peter Metro, Ricky Tuffy” !!!