RECORD STORE DAY 2016 > Bitty McLean / Bunny Rugs - Taxi Records Split EP

Bitty McLean / Bunny Rugs

Taxi Records Split EP


Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 7" Colored Vinyl
Label: Music On Vinyl
Quantity: 1500
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Interested in this release?
Try reaching out to your local store to



Music On Vinyl and Sly & Robbie's legendary TAXI label collaborate with Record Store Day on this 4-track EP of brand new, previously unavailable material from two of Reggae's best singers: Bitty McLean and Bunny Rugs from Third World, including "War Is Over" over a brand new "riddim" (Jamaican term for instrumental). On "Let Me Go Bar Bell Stylee" Bitty covers his hit over a riddim built using a loop from a 1975 Barbell production. Side B features the late great Bunny Rugs, one of Jamaica's most recognizable voices, better known as the lead singer of mega group Third World. In 2009 Rugs booked studio time to record new songs and in 2009 in Paris to work with producer and Sly & Robbie associate Guillaume Bougard on a new solo album produced with Sly & Robbie. This RSD release features a poignant and soulful cover of "Rumours", one of Gregory's biggest hits. The song is followed by a earth shaking remix by Bitty McLean who mashes Bunny's vocals with a riddim built from a loop of Sly & Robbie's "Guess who's coming to dinner" instrumental they had originally made for Black Uhuru in 1978. That song had been sitting in the TAXI vaults until now and we are happy to introduce it to the public at last on Record Store Day. Limited Edition of 1500 numbered copies on red vinyl.

Side One
Bitty McLean - War Is Over
Bitty McLean - Let Me Go Bar Bell Stylee

Side Two
Bunny Rugs - Rumours
Bunny Rugs - Rumours Remix