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who used to be at Randy's Studio. Together they are known as "The Mighty Two,” and along with his studio band The Professionals (including bassist Robbie Shakespeare, drummer Sly Dunbar and guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith) they produce hundreds of singles, including the hits "Money In My Pocket" by Dennis Brown, "Ah So We Stay" by Big Youth and "Eviction" by Black Uhuru. As McAnuff explains in a 2004 interview with Peter-I at Reggae Vibes “[w]e're talking the 70's. Yeah. And then I went to Kingston and I was living near to Hugh Mundell, coincidentally. I started checking some producers to see if I could record some songs. I went to Joe Gibbs one day and I was there playing the guitar, waiting for Errol Thompson. And then Flabba Holt heard the song 'Malcolm X' and then he ran to call Errol T to tell him ‘this youth have a wicked song’, an' t'ing. So he came and he listened so he say we should come on Thursday. I used to work out that time with a keyboard player, from Black Uhuru, called Franklyn Waul (aka 'Bubbler' ). We used to go to high school together so we worked out the songs early in the morning before devotion, on the school piano, y'know. So I decided... I was doing a little recording then with Derrick Harriott too, and then I found out he was playing better than the (other) musicians so I carried him to play on that song 'Malcolm X'. So I bring about Hugh Mundell as well, y'know. So he did a song about (sings) ‘natty dread is not on First street, natty dread is not on Third street, nowhere is natty dread...’, Hugh Mundell, y'know? I have never heard the song released. After - I tried to sing the song, but it wasn't up to standard, so I went to Earl Sixteen and he sang the song. Then I was waiting to hear the song released yunno? And then we saw the song came out with Dennis Brown, they (The Mighty Two) gave the song to Dennis Brown.” Joe Gibbs takes note of Mundell’s voice during this initial meeting involving McAnuff and the recording of the song ‘Malcolm X.’ Gibbs offers to produce and record the little song that Mundell sang in the studio that day – a song which eventually is titled “Where Is Natty Dread?” (the song was seemingly never pressed to record). During one of his first visits to Joe Gibbs’ studio, Mundell had a chance run-in with devout Rastafarian and dub maestro Augustus Pablo. Pablo steps up to defend Mundell when one of the session musicians commented that Mundell should leave the studio and come back when he hits puberty. It’s the sort of hazing that occurs regularly in the studio, however, Pablo is unimpressed. Pablo’s gesture cements a friendship that will alter the course of Mundell’s personal, spiritual, and professional life forever, and place him among the truly elite Jamaican artists of the golden age of reggae. Mundell runs into Pablo once again several weeks later at Aquarius Studios, where studio owner and producer Herman Lin Choy chastises the young boy for skipping school. 5 things you did not know about Hugh Mundell: 1. When he died in 1983, Mundell left behind a wife and three children. 2. Mundell voices the title track on Augustus Pablo's Earth's Rightful Ruler. 3. Mundell's song "My Mind," which is featured on his debut album Africa Must Be Free By 1983 was originally recorded and released on the Pablo International label as a single titled "My, My." 4. Mundell was a competent percussion player and plays percussion on several of his own albums plus a few others. 5. Mundell originally penned "Africa Must Be Free By 1983" as a poem for a class assignment. It was so good that the teacher thought that Mundell plagiarized it from an existing song.

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