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Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 7th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

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.

SIDE A:
Pass The Dutchie (Special 12″ Club Version) 6:05
Producer – Peter Collins
Remix – Peter Hammond*
Written-By – F. Simpson*, Jackie MittooL. Ferguson*

SIDE B:
Pass The Dutchie (Special Dub Mix) 4:40
Producer – Peter Collins
Remix – Peter Hammond*

Please Give Love A Chance 3:36
Producer, Written-By – Musical Youth

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – YOUT 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae, Reggae-Pop
Credits: Mastered By – JA*

NOTES:
“Pass The Dutchie” produced for Loose End Productions
Mastered at Tape One
The back side sleeve does not mention the “Special Dub Mix”.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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26 Responses to “Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie (UK 12″)”

  1. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    I never heard this track before , but make me remember ub40!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome drake. Enjoy!

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    They’re from the same city (Birmingham) and same era as UB40, Drake. But they were about half UB40’s age. 😀 😀

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    NKelly Reply:

    They were, not are!

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  2. Patrick Says:

    Oh my! This was the very first single I bought. Good times.

    I’m now psyched to hear the 12″ for the first time. Thanks Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome hope you like it Patrick 🙂

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  3. DJ FA Says:

    Thx so much !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DJ FA!

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    You beauty!!!!

    Musical Youth – so underrated, probably coz of this ‘novelty’ hit. The first album is great. I think their Dad pushed them a bit too hard from all the stories I’ve read, but they had so much musical maturity for it.

    I don’t suppose you have the UK 7″ of Never Gonna Give You Up? The B-side has a track which is now almost certainly never gonna get released on CD.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jermajesty. All I have is the UK 12″ which has the following tracks: Never Gonna Give You Up 10:33
    Mirror Mirror 2:37
    Rub ‘N’ Dub 6:15

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    That’d be welcome too. 🙂 🙂

    But yeah, the 7″ has the ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ b-side, exclusive to that release. I’ve got a rip somewhere that I did from my own copy, but it’s really, really scratchy.

    BTW, you must know as their career started to slide they did a track with Donna Summer???
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVMnRN2TdVw

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great track with Donna!

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  5. eric Says:

    Thanks Paul this one!!
    it was my 1st 12inch , i remember that saturday afternoon when i bought it in a small record !it was in dec 1982 … i was a teen…Souvenir, souvenir.
    The follow up was “The Youth of Today”, the 12inch mix was fine.( i bought all the 12inch mixes from their 1st LP “the youth of today”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have all of them too Eric 🙂

    Pass The Dutchie
    Youth Of Today
    Heartbreaker
    Never Gonna Give You Up

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  6. eric Says:

    “Thanks FOR this one” 😉
    Hope you’ll post one day “never gonna give you up” ( i’ve bever heard the US 12inch version …longer than the European 12inch …)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eric. The version I have is the 10:33 mix on the UK 12″.

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  7. Jermajesty Says:

    I’d forgotten, there was a lawsuit about this record last year.

    Although it was a cover version, the band *had* changed the words/meaning a little. But they only realised recently that they should’ve been entitled to *some* royalties for that. So they tried to sue their ex-lawyers for bad copyright/royalty advice.

    But the judge sadly threw it out. Info here:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/mar/23/musical-youth-legal-battle-pass-the-dutchie

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  8. Sasomom Says:

    I enjoyed reading the comments by all participants and your own comments Paul learning that you have all the 12 inches from their first album which will eventually see the light of the day on your blog.I have this 12″ and their two albums also Donna Summers “She Works Hard For The Money” album with the “Unconditional Love”. You forgot mentioning that you have previously posted Unconditional Love 12″ but I don’t see it anymore.
    “Pass The Dutchie” – great rip great sound. Thank you Paul. I wish you a wonderful year.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Sasomom. Yes I have ripped “Unconditional Love” in the past I removed it because I want to do a better rip of it in the future 🙂

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  9. ric Says:

    I already know you will post Musical Youth because you said you would, Paul. However, it is still terribly exciting when I woke up to this post, because I know I’m getting no less than your QC rip of love.
    Before 1982 and way before the digital age, singles don’t catapult to the top of the UK charts, which is primarily a sales chart. Time is needed for the introduction and exposure, the gain in popularity, and subsequent climb to the top.
    But in 1982, two records rocketed to the top from outside of the top 20. Just few weeks before Musical Youth did the 26 to 1 climb (which held the 2nd biggest jump to #1 until most recently), Captain Sensible broke the record for the biggest leap when his cover of Happy Talk scaled from 33 to 1.
    Pass The Dutchie would bè the better selling single, ending 1982 as the 6th best-seller and the 80s as the 34th best selling single. But I doubt the five lads got much out of it financially.
    Thanks Paul for doing this single, which ranks very high in my 1982 lîst. Big hug to you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Big hugs to you Ric I know you have been waiting a long time for this. Thank you for being so patient. I also enjiy your commentary very much and I am sure my readers do too 🙂

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  10. Ras Says:

    Greetings

    Thx for Reggae…please more Reggae:-)
    Jah Rastafari!

    Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwz9JPVUKb8
    Mighty Diamonds – Pass The Kutchie

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  11. Manuel Andaluz Says:

    SALU2 PAUL OTRA VEZ PELLIZCANDO ALGO Y ME DOY CUENTA QUE ESTE TRABAJO UD LO HACE CON MUCHO CARIÑO
    LA VERDAD SI TUVIERA TARJETA TE APOYARIA CON ALGO PERO ACA EN ECUADOR ES UN POCO DIFICIL..

    SIGUEW ASI NUNCA DESMAYES..
    FELICIDADES 20,13

    Manuel Andaluz Lozano

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  12. Junior Says:

    Great record, reminds me of some great times.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  13. NKelly Says:

    Just a quick note track three comes up same as track 2 Pass the dutchie (Special dub mix) instead of Please give love a chance on both rips (320/16FLAC) when playing / burning to CD

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  14. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Ooo — fantastic fun!

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