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I had tried the Dadawah and Abyssinians in the past
and they didn't do much for me but something clicked this time and I really enjoyed them, especially the Dadawah- it takes awhile to really get going (which is maybe why I gave up on it last time) but once it does, it reveals itself as one of the trippiest, most unique and best-produced reggae albums I've ever heard. And the Abyssinians album kinda seems like a companion to "Heart of the Congos" (even though it's not produced by Scratch)- somewhat eerie spiritual harmony-laden shit.
Had also probably heard Big Youth but wasn't aware of him (thought "Big Youth" was the name of a group) and though his stuff isn't as good as Perry's or Yabby's, it has a similar vibe, as does the Keith Hudson. So basically I'm finding out that although Scratch is still the king, he's maybe not quite as unique as I had originally thought (and that's a good thing because I'm discovering all this great stuff- this shit's gonna be the soundtrack of my summer)