Toppa Top 10: Beth Lesser’s Most Essential Foundation Dancehall Tunes

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May 1, 2012

6. Tenor Saw, “Ring the Alarm”

As it was recorded first as a โ€˜specialโ€™, or dubplate, meant to be played against another sound in a clash, and only released later on to the public as a 45, “Ring the Alarm” brought the dancehall firmly into the studio and blended the two environments in a harbinger of how important the dancehall would become in the recording and the consumption of Jamaican music in the years to come.