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Eek-A-Mouse (born Ripton Joseph Hylton, 19 November 1957) is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is one of the earliest artists to be described as a "singjay". Eek-A-Mouse is well known for pioneering his own style of scatting, differing from the-then toasting deejays in the 80s. He adopted the stage name "Eek-A-Mouse" in 1979, taking the name of a racehorse he always bet on; it was a nickname his friends had used for some time.

Links to Peel

Peel played Eek-A-Mouse's debut single in 1980 and was very enthusiastic about the singer's unique style of scattering that was different from other reggae singers. So impressed, he managed to get Eek-A-Mouse to do two sessions for his programmes between 1983 and 1984. By the late 80's and 90's, Peel didn't play much of the singer's work, but did revisit him occasionally in the early 00's.

Sessions

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Eek-A-Mouse - Peel Session 1983 - 1984

The first session is available on compilation album Eek-Ology (17 North Parade VPCD5016 released 2013)

1. Recorded: 1983-10-10. First Broadcast: 17 October 1983. Repeated: 23 November 1983, 21 December 1983

  • Wa-Do-Dem / Hitler / Assassinator / Hire And Removal

2. Recorded: 1984-06-16. First Broadcast: 26 June 1984. Repeated: 10 July 1984, 01 January 1985

  • Elizabeth / Safari / Mouse And Man / Triple Love

Other Shows Played

1980
  • 09 December 1980: Noah's Ark (split 12" with Flick Wilson - Noah's Ark / My Lady) Greensleeves
  • 13 December 1980 (BFBS): Noah's Ark (split 12" with Flick Wilson - Noah's Ark / My Lady) Greensleeves
1981
1982
1983
1984
  • 24 March 1984 (BFBS): Chip Out (LP - Mouseketeer) Greensleeves
  • 31 March 1984 (BFBS): How I Got My Name (LP - Mouseketeer) Greensleeves
  • 24 April 1984: Gunshot A Cry (LP - Assassinator) RAS
  • 02 May 1984 (BFBS): Gunshot A Cry (LP - Assassinator) RAS
  • 16 May 1984 (BFBS): Chip Out (LP - Mouseketeer) Greensleeves
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Taller Than King Kong

1987
1990
1991
1999
2000
2002

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