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Musical Youth – Youth Of Today (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 8th, 2013


A. Front


Musical Youth was formed by Frederick Waite Sr. who discovered that his sons Patrick and Frederick Jr. were talented musicians. Frederick Jr. played drums and Patrick played bass. Mr. Waite invited a friend’s two sons to participate as well. Kelvin Grant played guitar while his older brother Michael played keyboards. Mr. Waite sang lead vocals himself at first.

Once the band gained notoriety from record companies, Mr. Waite decided the lead vocalist should be just as old as the boys were and so Dennis Seaton, a schoolmate of Frederick Jr.’s, took over.

In 1982, they signed to MCA Records and their first single “Pass the Dutchie” was an instant hit.

The bands second single “Youth Of Today” and the title of their debut album did not garner the same impact as their previous single “Pass The Dutchie”. In the United States “Youth Of Today” failed to chart while in the UK the single peaked at #13. The songs highest chart position was in the Netherlands where it reached #4.

Youth Of Today (Special 12″ Club Version) 5:30
Mixed By – Julian MendelsohnPeter Collins
Written-By – Musical Youth

Gone Straight (Special 12″ Club Version) 5:23
Mixed By – Peter Hammond*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: MCA Records – YOUT 2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae-Pop
Credits: Engineer – Peter Hammond*
Producer – Peter Collins
Written-By – Freddie Waite

Special versions from the LP “YOUTH OF TODAY”

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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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12 Responses to “Musical Youth – Youth Of Today (UK 12″)”

  1. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!
    you have more reggae 12″s to rip?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake. I don’t have too many reggae singles.


  2. Jermajesty Says:

    We’re under heavy, heavy manners YEAH!!

    Thanks v much for this DJPaulT!

    I know you don’t like posting the same artists each day, but I’m secretly hoping this is gonna be a weeklong tsunami of Youth.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Your guess would be correct my friend 🙂


  3. Ras Says:


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


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome ras 🙂


  4. Sasomom Says:

    1. Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie

    2. Musical Youth – The Youth Of Today

    3. Musical Youth – …to be continued

    Excellent! Thank you DjPaulT!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sasomom 🙂


  5. eric Says:

    How can i say that…..?
    Hope the “Musical Youth” serie will continue tomorow…i’m expecting “never gonna give you up” for a long time !!
    i also remember “heartbreaker” & “rockers” ( even if they are the worst remixes produced for the group ( at the time )…


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Eric. Stay tuned!


  6. ric Says:

    “This generation, rules the nation, with version!”
    I’m glad to find so many other Musical Youth fans here who know them more than just Pass The Dutchie.
    Shame they are a one-hit wonder in the US, but at least they earn the distinction for having the first ever Reggae Top 10 on the Hot 100.
    In the UK, there was still buzz and attention because they had to make sure the underage boys don’t work for more than a certain number of hours each week.
    Being child stars sadly affected them once the fame faded. Most got involved in juvenile crime and drugs. Patrick even lost his life at the tender age of 24 because of them.
    Thanks for keeping their music alive here, Paul, and in such flawless lossless!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Such a shame that they never got the attention that they deserved. They were true pioneers for their time.


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