• Mickey Simpson – Chant Down Babylon
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    • 2. Chant Down Babylon Version

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    K.C. WhiteNow I Know LoveKC Soul Proff

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    K.C. WhiteJah Is ComingKC Soul Proff

    Great early version of "Jah Is Coming", never ever released until now. Produced by KC White and recorded at Llody Barnes Wackies studio. Instruments were played by Clive Hunt, engineer was Douglas Levy, vocals and harmonies by KC White.

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    Both sides come on the same riddim as KC White's big hit "First Cut Is The Deepest"

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    K.C. WhiteMan No DeadKC Soul Proff

    KC White has recorded Gregory Isaacs "Man No Dead" on different riddims, here is his first version, recorded in 1972 at Dynamics, and produced by Boris Gardiner and KC White.

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    K.C. WhiteLet's LoveKC Soul Proff

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