“Franco Nero” by The Destroyers

Count Machuki. The Destroyers. On Amalgamated, produced by Joe Gibbs. Really doesn’t get much better. Machuki was the original and, in For The Suits opinion, best of the Jamaican DJs. He started out on Tom Wong’s “Tom The Great Sebastian” sound system before moving onto “Tokyo The Monarch” and ultimately Coxsone Dodd’s “Downbeat” sound system. The guy was responsible for King Stitt getting his start as a DJ, invented beatboxing and unfortunately never got all the respect he deserved. Had he been around when cats like U Roy and King Stitt were becoming huge during the DJ craze he’d certainly be far better known today. But he left the music business shortly after this track was recorded. Count Machuki, the boss.


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