Friday, March 27, 2015

#45friday ("Police in Helicopter", 1982)

This week's RIDDIM & GROOVE classic tune is: "Police in Helicopter" (1982) by John Holt. In the 1970's, Holt was one of the biggest stars in reggae music. Already in 1967, when he had been a member of the ska band The Paragons, he was responsible for the group's greatest success "Tide is High", that was later made globally famous by pop artists Blondie (in the 1980's) and Atomic Kitten (in the early 2000's). After Holt had left The Paragons he went on solo and scored a number of hit songs. For "Police in Helicopter", he collaborated with the young producer Henry Lawes ("Junjo") who also ran Volcano Records. Enjoy this RIDDIM & GROOVE classic!