by Eek-A-Mouse


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In the 1980s, Eek-A-Mouse (a quirky, eccentric toaster/singer) made significant contributions to dubwise, which evolved into the more abrasive dancehall style associated with Shabba Ranks, Nardo Ranks and Lt. Stitchie. Essentially, toasters like Mouse are reggae's equivalent of rappers, although dub was around long before hip-hop emerged in the late '70s. U-Neek finds the distinctive Mouse incorporating hip-hop touches here and there without becoming as forceful as the dancehall artists he influenced. Most of this CD -- which ranges "Gangster Chronicles" (a number that finds him adding lyrics to the theme from The Godfather) and the troubling "Rude Boys a Foreign" to a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Dyer Maker" -- is fairly melodic. Despite the presence of rappers Daddy-O and D-Nice, U-Neek isn't a radical departure from the Jamaican's earlier recordings. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/1991
Label: Island
UPC: 0042284879224
catalogNumber: 848792

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eek-A-Mouse   Primary Artist,Vocals
D-Nice   scratching
Mickey Bennet   Background Vocals
Daniel Brown   Bass
Keene Carse   Trombone,Keyboards
Danny Drum   Drums
Debra Falconer   Background Vocals
Dean Fraser   Horn,Background Vocals
Tony Gold   Background Vocals
Michael Hyde   Keyboards
Vere Isaacs   Bass
Danny Lipman   Guitar,Trumpet
J.C. Lodge   Background Vocals
Robert Lyn   Keyboards
Kevin O'Connor   Keyboards,Voices
Cecil Ordonez   Guitar
Dwight Pinkney   Guitar
Matt Robinson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Wyatt Sprague   Bass
I. Timothy   Trombone
David Tobocman   Background Vocals,Voices
Handel Tucker   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Paul Vercesi   Alto Saxophone
Carl Wright   Drums
Tommy James   Background Vocals
Danny Brown   Bass
Steve Verhault   Guitar
Danny Moynahan   Saxophone
Anthony Brewster   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Eek-A-Mouse   Producer
Vachik Aghaniantz   Engineer
Keene Carse   Programming,Producer,Contributor,drum programming
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke   Producer,Contributor
Daddy-O   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Dean Fraser   Arranger
Butch Jones   Engineer
Sydney Mills   Producer
Kevin O'Connor   Engineer
Matt Robinson   Producer
Rob Sutton   Engineer
David Tobocman   Programming
Sidney Mills   Producer
John A. Rivers   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Music Works Crew   Arranger
Aldo Sampieri   Art Direction

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