Musical Youth

Also known as Dutchie, Musical Youths
Members of Musical Youth: Dennis Seaton, Freddie Waite, Freddie Waite (2), Kelvin Grant, Michael Grant (5), Patrick Waite
This performer (group) in the Internet: https://www.facebook.com/musicalyouthofficial, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_Youth

Discography of Musical Youth:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
2 Pass The Dutchie (Special 12" Club Version) 2 Audio 1982
3 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982
4 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
5 Never Gonna Give You Up / Rub 'N' Dub 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records
6 Pass The Dutchie 5 Audio 1994 MCA Records
7 Heartbreaker 3 Audio 1983 MCA Records
8 Different Style 10 Audio 1984-00-00 MCA Records
9 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
10 Youth Of Today 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
11 Different Style! 10 Audio 1983 MCA Records
12 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
13 The Youth Of Today 12 Audio 1982 MCA Records
14 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1986 Old Gold (2)
15 Youth Of Today 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
16 Youth Of Today 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
17 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
18 007 4 Audio 1983 MCA Records
19 007 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records
20 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
21 Pass The Dutchie 4 Audio 1994 MCA Records
22 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
23 Generation 2 Audio Balantic
24 Different Style! 10 Audio 1983 MCA Records
25 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
26 Never Gonna Give You Up 3 Audio 1983 MCA Records
27 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1994 MCA Records
28 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982
29 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
30 The Youth Of Today 12 Audio 1982 MCA Records
31 Pass The Dutchie / Ain't No Stoppin' (Ain't No Way) 2 Audio Unidisc
32 She's Trouble 3 Audio 1983 MCA Records
33 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
34 Pasando Del Poli 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
35 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
36 Heartbreaker 3 Audio 1983 MCA Records
37 Pass The Dutchie Remix 4 Audio 1994 MCA Records
38 16 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records
39 Tell Me Why? 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records
40 Youth Of Today 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
41 Let's Go To The Moon 2 Audio 1984
42 Pass The Dutchie 4 Audio 1994 MCA Records
43 Pass The Dutchie 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
44 007 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records
45 The Youth Of Today 10 Audio 1982 MCA Records
46 Let's Go To The Moon 2 Audio 1984 MCA Records
47 Anthology 20 Audio 1994
48 Never Gonna Give You Up 3 Audio 1983
49 The Youth Of Today 10 Audio 1982 MCA Records
50 She's Trouble 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records


Musical Youth are mainly remembered as a child novelty act - but that's not really fair. Formed in Birmingham in the early 1980s by [a=Freddie Waite (2)], formerly of [a=Techniques, The] as his backing band, Musical Youth could genuinely play and worked in Birmingham pubs (guitarist Kelvin Waite debuting at the age of 7!) before being signed by MCA in 1982. A condition of their signing was that a lead singer "your own age" was acquired, and so Dennis Seaton joined the Waite and Grant brothers.

Their first single "Pass The Dutchie", a version of [a=Mighty Diamonds, The] classic "Pass The Kutchie" with the references to ganja removed, was an enormous global hit, and they were the first black act to appear on MTV, beating [a=Michael Jackson] to it by several months.

Their 15 minutes of fame ensued, recording with [a=Donna Summer], appearing with [a=Irene Cara], touring around the world and releasing a well received LP "Youth of Today". But things soon started to fall apart as the band tried and failed to find a hybrid between serious reggae and cheerful fresh faced youth; one example being the single "Rub N Dub" and its B side the theme from "Jim'll Fix It"!

A second LP "Different Style" was a flop and the band disintegrated under a combination of family pressures and squabbles, avaracious middle men, and legal wrangling. Only Michael Grant has continued in the music business as part of [a=5am]; reportedly both Junior Waite and Kelvin Grant have both struggled with mental problems and Patrick Waite died of a heart condition at the age of 24, awaiting trial on drugs charges.


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