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Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie

British Jamaican raggae band, Musical Youth, consisted of school-aged boys and was put together by fathers of Kelvin and Michael Grant and Frederick (known as Junior) and Patrick Waite.  Frederick Waite Sr, had been a member of the Jamaican reggae group The Techniques.

They recorded only two albums, but had a #1 single around the world with “Pass The Dutchie”. Originally, it was called “Pass The Kouchie”, “kouchie” being a slang word for a cannabis pipe. Instead, it was reworked and re-titled to “Dutchie”, a term for a cooking pot. Probably a better line for a group of kids.

“Pass The Dutchie” peaked at #10 on the U.S. Hot 100 in 1983, and is their best known song, here in America.