Posted by DjPaulT on January 7th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
R E Q U E S T
“Pass the Dutchie” is a reggae song recorded by the British group Musical Youth from their 1982 album The Youth of Today. It was a major hit, holding the number one position on the UK singles charts for three weeks in October 1982.
The song was the band’s first release on a major label. It was a cover version of two songs: “Pass the Kouchie” and “Gimme the Music” by The Mighty Diamonds, which deals with the recreational use of cannabis, “kouchie” being slang for a cannabis pipe. For the cover version, the song’s title was bowdlerized to “Pass the Dutchie”, and all obvious drug references were removed from the lyrics; e.g., when the original croons “How does it feel when you got no herb?”, the cover version refers to “food” instead. “Dutchie” is used as a patois term to refer to a food cooking pot such as a Dutch oven in Jamaica and the Caribbean. It has since become a drug reference in itself, denoting a blunt stuffed with marijuana and rolled in a wrapper from a Dutch Masters cigar, since American and British listeners assumed that the term were a drug reference.
The song was first championed by radio DJ Zach Diezel and became an instant hit when it was picked up by MCA Records in September 1982. It debuted at #26 on the UK chart and rose to #1 the following week. In February of the following year, it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA. The song also scored the #1 position in five other countries, eventually selling over 5 million copies worldwide.
Please Give Love A Chance 3:36
Producer, Written-By – Musical Youth
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1982||Pass The Dutchie||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#10|
|1982||Pass The Dutchie||U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||#8|
|1982||Pass The Dutchie||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#11|
“Pass The Dutchie” produced for Loose End Productions
Mastered at Tape One
The back side sleeve does not mention the “Special Dub Mix”.
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Cartridge: Ortofon Super
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VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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