Seems like King Jammys have won the Battle of the Legends Clash last Friday in NYC during the Dub fi Dub Segment, without winning one regular round.
I found a excellent review of the clash by Mark Cadbury here.
Ok here is my attempt at Journalism.. King Jammy’s won the clash in the tune fe tune segment. They did not I repeat did not win any other rounds besides tune fe tune there was no elimination until the tune fe tune segment had already began so Jammy’s saved most of their big tunes. This Proved to be great strategy. They actually during some of their juggling rounds got boos earlier.
Ok Clash started 1 am
Rodigan’s 1st round
1st tune Peter Hunnigale-Thank you lord for blessing Rodigan
2nd tune Lucian “Give Rodign strength oh jah”
3rd tune Kaschief Lindo “Kill dem Rodigian”
4th Tune Wayne Wade
5th tune Horace Andy “you trying to conquer Papa Rodigan”
6th tune- Horace Andy and Freddie Mcgregor “Stop that train”
7th tune Carnell Campbell -Gorgon
8th tune Alton Ellis Cry eternally
9th tune- Alton Ellis Rock steady
10th Bitty Mcclean
11th tune Beres hammond- Serious
12th tune Shaggy (not to great of a forward)
13th tune Gregory Love Overdue
End of Rodi first round- Nice round pretty decent.
Next up Scorpio
Mr. Scorpio playd the Jamaica national Anthem then went into
Beres Hammond-Step Aside Black Scorpio come fe tek over”
then played Dennis Brown Revolution
John Holt’s Stealing and Pick up you sound and throw it away
Derrick Morgan- Blazing Fire
Culture- Jah Jah see dem ah come
Bunny Wailer -rule dancehall
2 Michael Prophet
Bush Man pon Sleng Teng segment
Ended round with Bush Man “Fiya pon ah weak heart”
Scorpio was full of vibes opening round!
Next up DownBeat
Half Pint- Play by DownBeat alone
Hopeton lindo – territory
Half Pint – Greetings
Ken Booth- Move away
Gladiators – step right back
Dennis Brown- On trodding though the jungle with chalice riddim
Sluggy- lightnign and thunder
Pincher- enemies pon downbeat borderline
Far East segment featuring
Gregory “I heard you said to me you wanna be the number”
Johnny Osbourne- “Downbeat playing in the ghetto tonight
Ended first round with Briggy on the Shenk I Shenk riddim
Also a nice round.
Next up King Jammy’s
Johnny Osbourne- Ooooh what a la la Jammy’s in yuh area
Nitty Gritty Good Morning soundboy
Freddir Mcgregor= Push Come to Shove
Pad Anthony- ah murder
2 Dennis Walks
Barrington Levy- Sound Killa
Black Scorpio declared winner of 1st round
2nd round David Rodigan
Rodigan I call this round the Bounty Killer round for Rodi he started beating out the Bounty Killers on the sleng teng and also “Kill or Be kill” “Not another word” “Dead this time” then played anthems by Shine Head, Likkle Roy and Johnny Osborune’s “Reasons”. Played Dennis Brown’s “Rodigan gonna get himself together”. Ended the round with 2 Slim Smith that were “specials” but did not call “name”
Good round for Rodi
Black Scorpio 2nd round
Played a tune Hallelujah
then Shaggy’s Church Heathen
Then did something I thought was the turning point for his sound he played Allison Hinds “roll it gyal” in sound style of which DID NOT get a Forward.
Johnny Osbourne No Ice Cream sound
Briggy on the Real Rock (nice forward for the tune but the Allison Hinds tune I think messed up his round in the middle)
Scorpio played- Demus Sound Killer
John Holt- Up Park Camp
Freddie Mcgregor- On the Up Park Camp
Buju- Sound fe dead
Bounty Killer – Up park Camp
2nd round for Scorpio was decent but not as strong as his 1 st round
next up DownBeat
DownBeat plays Junior Murvin
Counteracts Rodigan’s Bitty Mcclean
Proceeds to rinse Marcia Griffiths segment HUGE FORWARDS!
Ken Parker HUGE FORWARD!
Luciano-Onward Christians soldiers
ends round with Leroy Smart Ballistic affair
Big round for DownBeat
next up King Jammy’s
starts round off with 2 Garnetts
Admiral tibbett hich got no forward
Sanchez on the Vanity riddim
Cocoa t and Josey wales on the vanity
Jammy’s got BOOS!
Downbeat declared winner of 2nd round
3rd round in between rounds Skyjuice from Metro Media makes a cameo appearance and plays “Dem ah go tired fe see we face”..
Rodi 3rd round
Tanya Stevens “What a war”
Barrignton levy- Sound Killa (which he played back but nobody made a stink about
Barrignton Levy- What kind of world
Gregory Issaces and Louie Culture
Bob and Marcia
Then Proceeds to play 2 Garnett Silk 45′s! Got a nice forward but annoyed some of the clash participates.
This round was kind of shakey for Rodigan
Next up Scorpio
Lloyd Parks “officially”
Dawn Penn “No No No”
Dobby Dobson- Nice forwards
Ends round with Buju
Scorpio gwan good this round
DownBeat 3rd round
Played a Dennis Brown Xclusive special but not calling the sound name
Played d Brown’s Revolution
Then went into the Pressure and Slide riddim segment with Johnny Osbourne, Sugar Minott which mashed up the place huge forwards.
played Roy Richards
Keith and Tex – Tonight
d brown- Tonight
ended 3rd round with Mighty Diamonds “Tear off the roof”
Jammy’s 3rd round
2 robert Lee
JAMMY’S flopped this round.
3rd round declared to DownBeat
Tune fe tune ok sorry bout this guys but my phone battery died..
What I can tell you is that King Jammy’s took all 6 tunes in the first half of the tune fe tune they played Tenor saw’s, Nitty Gritty which eliminated Rodigan. Then as the tune fe tune progressed jack Scorpio was eliminated. Then it came down to DownBeat and King Jammy’s. Jammy’s played a Burning Spear which Tony Screw said was a fake which I agree it sounded suspect to me also. Then played something that he said was a Burning Spear intro. Nevertheless King Jammy’s edged out DownBeat and took the trophy. It was a great night of music Jammy’s you used a good strategy to win this dance.