Ex-members of Musical Youth argued that Pass The Dutchie was a sufficiently original work to attract distinct copyright even though it was an arrangement of Pass The Kouchie. Following a shouted intro taken from U Roy 's "Rule the Nation" with words slightly altered, the track combined two songs: The song was the band's first release on a major label.
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Pass the Dutchie
It debuted at 26 on the UK chart and rose to 1 the following week. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat However Mr Seddon and former colleagues argued that the claim was an abuse of process" at a high court hearing in London in November, and asked for it to be struck out. Retrieved from " https: Chart performance [ edit ] Chart —83 Peak position Australia. Bermuda Cayman Islands Gibraltar Montserrat. Ex-members of Musical Youth argued that Pass The Dutchie was a sufficiently original work to attract distinct copyright even though it was an arrangement of Pass The Kouchie.
Outside the United Kingdom, it peaked within the top ten of the kutchiee in the United States and sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
Irish Singles Chart . The reggae song was a major hit, peaking at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
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He said Pass The Dutchie was an adaptation of Pass The ,utchie and the relationship between those two songs formed the background to the legal proceedings. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. European Hot Singles [ citation needed ].
German Singles Chart . Cannabis in the United Kingdom. Music history website the Birmingham Music Paass tells how Musical Youth, which featured two sets of brothers — the Grants and the Waites — was formed at a school.
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They claimed that Woolf Seddon was in breach of duties because lawyers had failed to protect that distinct copyright by agreeing to a division of publishing royalties on the basis that the two songs were subject to the same copyright. Retrieved December 19, Mr Seddon, and his former partners, who specialised in music industry legal work, had denied the allegation.
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Surviving members are now in their 40s — Patrick Waite died in aged He added a footnote to a written ruling, explaining that "Kouchie" was Jamaican slang for a "pot in which marijuana is kept" and "Dutchie" was a "Dutch stewing pot" in the same "patois". Leroy Sibbles Jackie Mittoo. Views Read Edit View history. kutchoe
Archived from the original on Ex-members of a child reggae thhe that hit the heights with a song about a stewing pot 30 years ago have lost a legal battle with their former lawyers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Following a shouted intro taken from U Roy 's "Rule the Nation" with words slightly altered, the track combined two songs: Austrian Singles Chart .
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 8th ed. Performers from Birmingham-based Musical Youth claimed that solicitors gave them bad advice about the royalty money they might make from their hit Pass The Dutchie. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Archived from the original on 2 August Select Gold in the Certification field. US Billboard Hot .