Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases a sound file of the 1969 Reggae instrumental classic "The Liquidator" by Harry J All Stars.
Selected comments from this sound file's discussion thread are also featured in this post. Many of those commenters refer to this song being associated with "Chelsea", a United Kingdom football (soccer) team.
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Thanks to Tony Scott for his musical legacy. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this sound file on YouTube.
The tune for Tony Scott's "What Am I To Do" was sampled for the song "The Liquidators" by Harry J All Stars. That tune is associated with Chelsea, a United Kingdom football (soccer) team. Click for a post on that tune.
The tune for "The Liquidator" was sampled for the Staple Singers 1972 Soul song "I'll Take You There". Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/01/staple-singers-ill-take-you-there.html for a pancocojams post on that song.
SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: Tony Scott - What Am I To Do
dimasalgar, Uploaded on Jun 29, 2010
Trojan Skinhead Reggae Box Set
COMMENTS ABOUT THIS TUNE
From the above YouTube sound file
"ORIGINAL TUNNNNNNNNE BEFORE LIQUADITOR RHYTHM TRACK LAID BY THE HIPPY BOYS TONY SOLD THE MASTER OF THIS TO HARRY J WHO IN TURN PUT WINSTON WRIGHT ON ORGAN AND MADE LIQUIDATOR SO ALL PROPS GO TO THE HIPPY BOYS."
"skin head willl bust ya... and this is reggae/ska... they brought us the music!.. lets remember that"
oishark , 2012
"@sweeneybanton Dandy livingston also nicked the liquidator riff for his song 'Everybody loves a winner'...Search youtube and you'll find it."
in reply to oishark
I knoww but its nice to educate people that tony scott was the original and Hippy boys laid the rhythm and never got any dues for it but keep firing the tunes my friend"
summary statement by Trojan Records Official "Cut on the rhythm first used on Tony Scott's 'What Am I To Do' the recording remains a favourite at football grounds around the UK, notably Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge"
From comments posted to the above linked YouTube sound file's discussion thread:
"Its a original ska song it has nothing to do with football"
"... This song belongs to Tony Scott, as Trojan Records Official has mentioned in the extra info right underneath the video. Harry J took the song, replaced the vocal track with an organ, and hit the big time with an instrumental cover-song. Props to the original artist!"
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