Editors’ Notes While it wasn’t his debut album, 1982’s Wa-Do-Dem revealed Eek-A-Mouse’s wholly original and strangely alluring style. His half-sung, half-spoken vocals can be nasally playful or faraway ghostly, and his ability to turn nonsense syllables into otherworldly incantations is nothing short of brilliant. And there are compelling narratives, such as “Ganja Smuggling,” which tells of an innocent kid’s initiation into the drug trade, and “Operation Eradication,” a story of Eek’s murdered friend, fellow toaster Errol Shorter. The rock-solid rhythms of Eek’s backing group, Roots Radics, bring this incredible set full circle.

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Wa-Do-Dem
1
3:55
 
Ganja Smuggling
2
3:48
 
Operation Eradication
3
3:15
 
Noah's Ark
4
3:23
 
Long Time Ago
5
3:25
 
There's a Girl In My Life
6
3:26
 
Georgie Porgie
7
3:17
 
Lonesome Journey
8
2:43
 
One Hot Summer
9
3:23
 
I Will Never Leave My Love
10
3:23
 
War Don'T Pay
11
3:42
 
Slowly But Surely
12
3:22
 
Too Young to Understand
13
3:30
 

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