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Tippa Irie: Original Raggamuffin (Mango LP Only)

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 January 1991

FORTUNE HASN'T exactly smiled on Tippa Irie recently. After falling victim to the biggest tragedy the pop charts can offer — reggae toasters having novelty hits and then disappearing — he's mostly remained an underground figure, working on a Sound System and cutting effusive sides for small labels which were duly ignored by the world at large. But now he's back in business with a smart collection of new cuts keeping one eye on the pop merry-go-round and his feet firmly on the street side of things.

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