Toppa Top 10: Sly Dunbar Selects 10 Sly + Robbie Classics

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November 5, 2015


8. Chaka Demus and Pliersย โ€“ โ€œMurder She Wroteโ€
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SLY SAYS: โ€œIt wasnโ€™t Bam Bam riddim like you say, no. ‘Murder She Wrote’ was a kind of mento song I was making. The original ‘Murder She Wrote’ riddim is an instrumental called ‘Santa Barbara.’ ‘Santa Barbara’ have two parts, a piano part. [He hums it…] What we did was run it and re-record it again, and run it right through the track. And then we call Chaka Demus, because he was always asking me for a ride to go on, so we put him on it. It wasnโ€™t no ‘Bam Bam’ riddim. Dat one ‘original’ riddim.โ€