STALAG 17

Latest update on 05/08/2010

Artist: Ansel Collins
Author: Winston Riley/Ansel Collins
Label: Romax
Year: 1974

Jamaican instrumental inspired by Billy Wilder's 1953 film, set in a German WW II prisoner of war camp. Producer Riley and pianist Collins found early European success with Double Barrel and Monkey Spanner. Still, with this enduring riddim, both men made their fortunes.

Covers:

1974:

Big Youth [riddim in All Nations Bow]

1975:

Augustus Pablo [in Coconut Oil]

1979:

General Echo [in Arleen; n°1 Jamaica]

1979:

Horace Andy [in Love Is The Light]

1980:

Barrington Levy [in Sunday School]

1982:

Sister Nancy [in Bam Bam]

1985:

Tenor Saw [in Ring The Alarm; dance hall classic generating covers by the dozen; also featured on Island's definitive reggae box Story Of Jamaican Music]

1988:

Sugar Minott [in Everybody Got To Know]

1990:

Shabba Ranks [in Roots & Culture]

1993:

Too Short [in Blowjob Betty]

2000:

St. Germain [in La Goutte D'Or]

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