What happened to the little cuties from Musical Youth? They’re probably all grown with kids of their own by now. I remember being thrown off when I got a little older to learn that “dutch” or “dutchie” referred to marijuana. But wait! Before you gasp and frown upon little British-Jamaican kids, wikipedia offers an explanation:
Based on the Mighty Diamonds “Pass The Kouchie” (a song about cannabis), the title had been subtly altered to feature the patois “dutchie”, referring to a type of pot used for cooking. This idea is reinforced throughout the political and economic overtones throughout the song about extreme poverty and Musical Youth asking the question “How does it feel when ya got no food?”
See, don’t you feel better now? 🙄
Regardless of its age appropriateness (just look at what we have young folks singing today), we all fell in love with the light reggae rhythms of this sweet pair of brothers (Michael and Kelvin Grant, Patrick and Freddie “Junior” Waite, also Dennis Seaton) band out of the UK back in 1982. The original band members included: Dennis Seaton (vocals), Michael Grant (keyboard), Patrick Waite (basss), and Freddie “Junior” Waite (drums). Feel the island breeze and blue Caribbean waters while you listen to “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth.
Read more about Musical Youth HERE.
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