Eek-A-Mouse’s Eek-Ology Release

Eek-A-Mouse’s Eek-Ology Release

Jamaica’s Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, will be releasing his 2 CD+DVD Reggae Anthology, aptly titled, Eek-Ology via 17 North Parade. It’ll include 33 songs, 3 of which are available for the first time & 7 being made available for the first time on CD.

The 2 Disc+DVD release will drop on Tuesday, November 5th and will feature The Mouse’s signature vocal flow combining an unconventional melodic approach filled with rhythm and humor. His unmistakable half-singing, half-deejaying (rapping) style inspired the term “singjay.”

The Anthology includes a selection of his essential and classic hits from the prime of his career. It features early recordings, such as his 1979 breakthrough anthem “Once a Virgin”, “Modelling Behavior” and his string of ’80s hits with producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes with songs that include “Virgin Girl,” “Wild Like a Tiger,” “For Hire and Removal,” “Do You Remember” and “Ganja Smuggling”. There also a selection of rarities, including Eek-A-Mouse’s earliest releases “Creation,” “My Father’s Land” and “No Wicked Can’t Reign,” all making their CD debut.

Other highlights include a previously unreleased four-song BBC John Peel session from 1983, multiple 12″ mixes and an epic DVD featuring his exquisite live stage performance at Jamaica’s 1982 Sunsplash.

[Related: Dub Rockers Compilation Vol. 1]

On August 27th, Eek-A-Mouse was featured on the Dub Rockers compilation album. They reworked his classic reggae joint turned modern with an even newer version of “Ganja Smuggling” which showcases The Expendables and the song’s original creator, Eek-A-Mouse! The Expendables have been known to cover Mouse’s “Ganja Smuggling” and finally came together to collaborate on the song. You can pick up that compilation on iTunes by clicking HERE.

DISC 1 Track List:
01. Virgin Girl ^
02. Once A Virgin ^
03. Een A Moy ^
04. Creation *
05. My Father’s Land *
06. No Wicked Can’t Reign *
07. Noah s Ark
08. Wa-Do-Dem
09. Tell Them
10. Falling Heroes
11. Ganja Smuggling
12. Operation Eradication (12 mix)
13. Georgie Porgie
14. Do You Remember (12 mix)
15. For Hire And Removal (12 mix)
16. Christmas-a-Come

01. Sensee Party
02. Some A Holla, Some A Bawl
03. Neutron Bomb
04. Anarexol (12 mix)
05. Modelling Queen
06. Stadium Hot
07. Terrorist in the City
08. Wa-Do-Dem (BBC John Peel session) ^
09. Hitler (BBC John Peel session) ^
10. Assassinator (BBC John Peel session) ^
11. For Hire And Removal (BBC John Peel session) ^
12. Star, Daily News & Gleaner
13. Wild Like a Tiger
14. Taller Than King Kong
15. Rude Boys A Foreign
16. Tek Wey
17. Let There Be Night
* First time available
^ First time available on CD

DVD ‘Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1982
1. Ganja Smuggling
2. For Hire And Removal
3. Neutron Bomb
4. Assassinator
5. Wa-Do-Dem

Side A
1. Once A Virgin
2. Virgin Girl
3. Een A Moy
4. Creation *
5. No Wicked Can’t Reign *
6. My Father s Land *

Side B:
1. Rude Boys A Foreign
2. Taller Than King Kong
3. Tell Them
4. Neutron Bomb
5. For Hire And Removal
*First time available

Eek-A-Mouse Links:
Eek-A-Mouse Facebook
17 North Parade

Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: Eek-A-Mouse – “Ganja Smuggling”