TUNE OF THE WEEK #10
BUJU BANTON – SENSIMELLIA PERSECUTION – PENTHOUSE
It’s always good to hear a riddim from Penthouse Records and this 1995 recut of Soul Vendors’ Swing Easy is no exception. It is dominated by a swinging heavy bass line, but it doesn’t lack a strong beat. Artists like Marcia Griffiths, Wayne Wonder, Tony Rebel, Richie Stephens, and Terry Ganzie have voiced the Donovan Germain produced riddim and so did Buju Banton. His song, Sensimellia Persecution, is a sort of question, wondering what advantage the government gains by attacking ganja. To him, only the coke dealers win.