Jah Batta


Besides Charlie Chaplin's great albums, Jamaica's DJ's kept a low profile in 1984. It was the international scene that produced the more interesting improvements. DJ's like Silver Fox & Brother D, and Sister Carol and Jah Batta who is among those talented DJ's with varied personal styles and ideas. Batta has been close to the Bronx based Wackie's posse a long time now. On this his well worked debut album, the Wackies's spirit flows well. Stylistically he follows his Ja counterparts, Brigadier Jerry in particular. Well pleased to finally see it on CD, it seems incredible to think this set came out twenty years ago!!!! It was a classic then, and its even more so today

Jah Batta - Argument - Wackies - 1984

Besides Charlie Chaplin's great albums, Jamaica's DJ's kept a low profile in 1984. It was the international scene that produced the more interesting improvements. DJ's like Silver Fox & Brother D, and Sister Carol, Jah Batta is among those talented DJ's with varied personal styles and ideas. Batta has been close to the Bronx based Wackie's posse a long time now. On this his well worked debut album, the Wackies's spirit flows well. Stylistically he follows his Ja counterparts, Brigadier Jerry in particular.

Jah Batta - What We Need Is Love - Plush 7"

Batta's switch from a deejay to a vocalist - was a brave move - but he's stuck with it and this is one of his best tunes for a long time. Another joint Clive Hunt & Lloyd Barnes production.