Fat Freddy's Drop / Dr. Boondigga & The Big Bw
Album: Dr. Boondigga & The Big Bw   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Fat Freddy's Drop   Added:Oct 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-25 Pull Date: 2009-12-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1
Airplays: 1 3 4 1 2 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 10, 2017: Happy Hour
The Raft
4. Nov 09, 2015: Happy Hour
The Nod
2. Jan 04, 2016: Happy Hour
The Raft
5. Sep 30, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
The Nod
3. Dec 28, 2015: Happy Hour
The Nod
6. Apr 29, 2013: Happy Hour

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-10-20
Fat Freddys Drop – Dr. Boondigga & the Big BW
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/21/09
Jazzy funky dubby reggae from New Zealand. The vocals are a bit smooth-jazz/modern R&B for my tastes, but they ain’t killing me. Everything seems to be very “relaxed” – my mind keeps wandering as I’m listening, I’m afraid. The musicianship is solid, though. Songs are nice and long, so you can run put money in the meter.
I didn’t hear any FCCs. I like 6-8 best.
1. 6:12 *electronic squeeples and echoes for 15 seconds, then midtempo jazz-dub with handclaps. Super coffee-house hipster cool..
2. 10:34 ***funky repeated guitar riff, very gradual build to jungle dub. Funky, with jungle beat – and yet somehow seems rather relaxed. Until it goes all ska in the last few minutes. Huh! How’d that happen?
3. 5:58 **chill & funky – a hint of Sly & the Family Stone’s “Family Affair”.
4. 7:11 ***midtempo dub bubble, mixed with very chill, beatless singing.
5. 5:14 ***jazzy uptempo bubble – long intro, but gets pretty groovy thereafter.
6. 9:36 ****slow super-funky one-drop. Nice. Seems to get more relaxed as it goes. Some guest female vocals – very soulful. Switches up halfway through and gets much more lively and funky.
7. 8:39 *****slow boobles and squoops, gradually merging into slow funk groove. Goes from electronic to roots, as much Memphis as Jamaica. Whatever it is, it sounds real good. A bit of hip hop vocals. Suddenly goes second line on us! Nuts!
8. 6:55 ****electronic beats, building into slow shuffle, almost menacing
9. 8:50 electronic chords for 2.5 minutes, then extremely sweet vocals and chords that hint at Reggae… Here comes a beat! Oh boy oh boy! 3.5 minutes along, we suddenly have a groovy midtempo skank with horn section…

Track Listing
1. Big Bw   5. Pull The Catch
2. Shiverman   6. The Camel
3. Boondigga   7. The Nod
4. The Raft   8. Wild Wind
  9. Breakthrough