Nitty Gritty

Glen Augustus Holness

Also known as K. Gritty, Knitty Gritty, N. Gritty, Nitty Grietty, Nitty-Gritty

Discography of Nitty Gritty:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Gimme Some A Your Something 4 Audio 1985 Greensleeves Records
2 Hog In A Minty / Run Down The World 2 Audio 1985 Greensleeves Records
3 False Alarm 2 Audio 1985 Jammy's Records
4 Lightning Clap 2 Audio 1996 Blacker Dread
5 Solomon 2 Audio 1984 Volcano
6 Power House Presents Tenor Saw And Nitty Gritty 8 Audio Power House
7 Got To Make It 2 Audio Mello Sounds International
8 Run Down The World 2 Audio 1986 Jammy's Records
9 Hog Ina Me Minty 2 Audio 1985 Jammy's Records
10 We Run Things / Mek Dem Come / Run From Progress / No Work On Sunday 4 Audio 2003 Reggae Goldmine
11 Undercover Lover / Trials & Crosses 4 Audio 1985
12 Sweet Reggae Music / Natural Touch 2 Audio 1985 Unity Sounds
13 Good Morning Teacher / Cellular Phone 5 Audio Profile Records
14 General Penitentiary 2 Audio 2008-03-00 Victory (3)
15 This Train / General Penitentary 2 Audio
16 Hog In A Minty / Run Down The World 2 Audio 2008 Greensleeves Records
17 General Penitentiary 8 Audio 1987 Black Victory
18 3 The Hard Way Roots 12 Audio 1996 Uptempo Records
19 Mek Dem Come 2 Audio 1987 Witty
20 Tribute To Nitty Gritty Trial And Crosses 12 Audio 1994 VP Records
21 Run Around The World / Trouble Again 2 Audio Live And Love
22 Nitty Gritty 8 Audio 1988 Music Master
23 With Lots Of Sign 12 Audio 1994 Black Roots
24 Used To Be My Lover 2 Audio Uptempo Records
25 One Auntie Lulu / No Competition 2 Audio 2009-06-00
26 Run Down The World 12 Audio Black Arrow Records
27 Malfunction 2 Audio 1987 Vena Recordings
28 Exit / Sweet Reggae Music 2 Audio 1986 Jammy's Records
29 Trodding Through The Dancehall 2 Audio 1992 Unknown Judah
30 Jah In The Family 12 Audio 1992 Blacker Dread
31 Hell A Top / I Love My Sensimela 4 Audio 1993 Blacker Dread
32 Sweet Reggae Music 2 Audio 1986 Jammy's Records
33 Creator / Love Fever 2 Audio 1986 SMJ Productions
34 Gi Mi Some A Your Something / My Special Girl 4 Audio Jah Life
35 Identify Yourself / Used 2 B My Lover 2 Audio 2002 Smugg Records
36 Run Down The World 2 Audio 1999 Jammy's Records
37 Got A Date 2 Audio Thriller Music
38 Trial & Crosses 2 Audio Power House
39 Every Man A Seller 2 Audio 1983 Black Roots
40 Mek Dem Come 2 Audio Music Master
41 Solomon 2 Audio Volcano
42 False Alarm 2 Audio Jammy's Records
43 Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty 17 Audio 2008 17 North Parade
44 Sweet Dreams 2 Audio 2010-00-00
45 Jah In The Family 10 Audio 1989 Blacker Dread
46 Turbo Charged 10 Audio 1986 Jammy's Records
47 Gate Man Hafi Bade 2 Audio 1988 Tony Montana
48 We Run Things 2 Audio Sonic Sounds
49 How We A Go Cross River Jordan 2 Audio S.M.P
50 Ready Dun 2 Audio 1991 Concorde (3)


Born in 1957. Jamaican singer, who rode to success on the first wave of digital ragga working with [a=King Jammy]. He's probably best known for the dancehall version of the traditional Jamaican tune "Hog In A Minty" but "Sweet Reggae Music" and "Good Morning Teacher" were also significant successes

He moved to New York in the late 80s, but was shot dead in June 1991 in a murky incident outside a Brooklyn Record Shop


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