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Pass the Safeway on the left-hand side, to find the reggae show

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The Sawtooth Ridge Café will host classic Jamaican harmony trio, the Mighty Diamonds on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Sawtooth Ridge Café is in Tahoe City across the street from Safeway. It is an all-ages venue.

The Mighty Diamonds are a Jamaican harmony trio, recording roots reggae with a strong Rastafarian influence. The group, which comprises Donald “Tabby” Shaw, Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson, and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson, was formed in 1969 and remains together as of 2006. They are best known for their 1976 debut album Right Time produced by Joseph Hoo Kim and 1979 release Deeper Roots.

Their first hit singles “Country Living” and “Hey Girl” were recorded on the Channel One label. Two of their greatest songs are “Go Seek Your Rights” and “I Need A Roof” both from the mid-1970s. The latter was remixed in an ultra chill out version in the mid 1990s. Any reggae fan would appreciate these as classics.

“Pass the Kouchie” also became an international hit when first released and then again when it was covered by the Musical Youth and released as “Pass the Dutchie”.

Tabby, Bunny and Judge have produced more than 40 albums in their long career.

The Sawtooth Ridge Cafe is the former location of Humpty’s.


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