Ali Baba by John Holt

“Reggae legend John Holt passed away on Sunday. Holt was behind some classic reggae tunes, probably most notably "Police in Helicopters." I wanted to share another hit of his, "Ali Baba." It's on a classic riddim and all, but what I love most about this is how Holt voiced the track. It sounds like he's on the border of a whisper, trying not to disturb people in the next room. It's subtle and beautiful as roots reggae gets. #RIP

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Reggae legend John Holt passed away on Sunday. Holt was behind some classic reggae tunes, probably most notably "Police in Helicopters." I wanted to share another hit of his, "Ali Baba." It's on a classic riddim and all, but what I love most about this is how Holt voiced the track. It sounds like he's on the border of a whisper, trying not to disturb people in the next room. It's subtle and beautiful as roots reggae gets. #RIP

laze 22 Oct 2014

This Is Your Jam Week   8

psyclopstrees 30 Jul 2013

Just splendid and tremendous.   7

TallulahMiggins 11 Oct 2013

Just superb - the man could sing the phone book and still make it sound smooth as silk   3

tomdwilly 16 Jan 2015

Thanks to my main man paddy for identifying this one for me!

willmunn 28 Feb 2015

Heard this for the 1st time last night & am charmed

NikkiCoates 10 Mar 2015