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Half Pint Making a Splash With Rebellion

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 1989

HALF PINT'S 'Greetings (to All Ragamuffins)' was the Jamaican equivalent of Tone Loc's 'Wild Thing' — a record that went beyond hit status to become a catch phrase and a social phenomenon. The 1986 smash sparked a number of follow-up "Ragamuffin" songs, and other artists freely borrowed the propulsive, bass-driven rhythm for their songs.

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