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 27Dec 20Dec 13Nov 29Nov 22Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1

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