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Performer: Judge Dread
Genre: Reggae
Title: Big Six / One Armed Bandit
Country: UK
Released: 1972
Style: Reggae, Ska
FLAC version ZIP size: 1411 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1176 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1485 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 178
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Big Six sold 300,000 copies and spent 27 weeks in the British charts, despite the radio ban and the refusal of several distributors to carry the record. The cover of the German single release (distributed by Ariola) reflects the title: It is dominated by six (very) big letters. They stem from Lettergraphic’s Mania which, together with PLINC’s similar Obese, was a staple in late 1960s/early 1970s psychedelic typography. Fun fact: Judge Dread’s subsequent debut album was named Dreadmania. The song titles within the big pink bottom-heavy letters are set in Marvin

Judge Dread regularly visited the UK singles charts from 1972 to 1978 without any airplay. These songs are not for the politically correct, however, since Dread's lyrics were intended to offend and most of these songs were banned by the BBC. That only served to propel them into the Top 20, starting with Big Six. The Judge's art consisted in taking nursery rhymes, adapting the words to the downright rude and backing these with foot-tapping riddims and hummable tunes

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Big Six
Written-By – Alex*, Ranglin*
B One Armed Bandit
Written-By – Bryan*, Sinclair*, Shrowder*

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Ranglin Music
  • Published By – Bush Music

Credits

  • Producer – Bush Productions

Notes

Promotional Copy Not For Sale. Light blue label with two black stars on the a-side.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BI-608 Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit ‎(7", Single) Big Shot BI-608 UK 1972
PB 5773 Judge Dread Big Six ‎(7", Single) TTR PB 5773 Germany 1980
6134 504 Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit ‎(7", Single) Trojan Records 6134 504 France Unknown
6134 504 Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit ‎(7", Single) Trojan Records 6134 504 Belgium 1972
TC-2014 Judge Dread Big Six / One Armed Bandit ‎(7") 20th Century Records TC-2014 US 1972