Category Archives: folklore

Duppy Cousin?

As you should already know, this blog doubles as the Chicago division for The International Center of Duppy Research. Our team is hard at work digging deep into Jamaican folklore through dusty newspapers, microfilm, children’s books, and documents that we … Continue reading

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And I Had Unquestionably Turned Duppy

That is the strange thing about turning duppy: at first you don’t know it. Your duppy floats out of your dead body and you look around and think, “Boy, dis is funny! I slip and drop on de ground, but … Continue reading

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That Type of Son Of a Bitch

Snatch and The Poontangs – “Two Time Slim” (from Snatch and The Poontangs 1969) Johnny Otis a.k.a. “the type of cocksucker to start an uprisin in a motherfuckers ass” put together this album somewhere between “Hey, Shine” and his son’s … Continue reading

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