Thursday, 24 January 2013

Chaka Demus and Pliers - 'Murder She Wrote'/'BamBam'

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Chaka Demus & Pliers - 'Murder She Wrote' (1994)

Mine's the blond!....

I have always wanted to meet a Maxine because of this song and last week, at work, my dream was finally realised. On a rare and precious break, I decided to 'run the gauntlet' by going from the office to the coffee shop in the departure lounge. This should be a round trip lasting no longer than 7 minutes leaving you a total of 23 minutes to enjoy your downtime. However, with 'running the gauntlet', you risk having your time severely dented as passengers see the uniform/hi-viz vest and converge on you like brain starved zombies wanting to ask you all sorts of questions. And since I'm the type of guy who likes to provide a service with a smile, I oblige. This time a young woman wanted to ask me a question about her flight and checking her boarding pass I noticed her name was Maxine. I must've let out a little squeal, as I tried hard to suppress myself from blurting out something disastrous like "hey, just like 'Murder She Wrote'" and sing "If I ever tell you about Maxine". Luckily my brief liaison with Maxine was uneventful and she was happily on her way to the correct boarding gate whilst I was able to go back to my office to enjoy a 21 minute break.

Chaka Demus and Pliers, 'Maxine, her face is like a bunch of rose', apparently..

And thanks to that encounter it reminded me of these two brilliant tracks which I haven't heard in years. I absolutely love the backing and so did they by the looks of it as it's used on both songs. Despite Chaka Demus and Pliers being successful Dancehall artists in their own right, 'Murder She Wrote' (produced by Sly and Robbie) was their most popular hits as a duo, taken from their 1993 debut 'All She Wrote'.

 

Chaka Demus and Pliers - 'Bam Bam' (1994)

The equally irie 'Bam Bam', a reworking of a Toots and the Maytals classic also features on the album. Hear dis!

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C
24 January 2013 at 12:04

Ten years ago when my dad, then in his early 70s, told me he was marrying a woman called Maxine, I must admit I had a (slightly disturbing) vision of a much younger woman, all slim, bottle blonde and lipstick...
She is actually about 3ft tall and 3ft wide and a pensioner too. It's changed my preconception about the name Maxine forever now. (And they're still married, btw!).

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24 January 2013 at 12:34

...and hopefully nothing like the platinum blond dancer in the video!!!

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27 January 2013 at 16:51

I laughed at the story...did you get her phone number...had big soft spt for these guys.
C - I suppose that makes your new mum a square.

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27 January 2013 at 16:51

I laughed at the story...did you get her phone number...had big soft spt for these guys.
C - I suppose that makes your new mum a square.

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27 January 2013 at 23:29

Haven't heard these guys for ages! I was really taken by Tease Me back in the day with the little cat sounding bit. Love the story of the gauntlet I know so well, at least you aren't starting from back at gate 20 like me! "Where is gate 44B?" "That's your seat number mate."

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