‘Mister Bogle’ is the title of a new song by singer Triple Blaxxx. It is a tribute to Bogle, the legendary dancer who is one of dancehall music’s most transformative figures.
Produced by Carl McGregor, the song was released May 12. It is done to the music of ‘Mister Bojangles’, a song made famous by Sammy Davis Jr, in tribute to tap dancer Bill Bojangles.
Triple Blaxxx, who lives in Southern California, said he was inspired to record a song saluting Bogle after hearing ‘Mister Bojangles’ while hiking with friends in the Hollywood hills last year. “This dude came with something that was never displayed before in our dancehall space. The things he said, the way he dressed, his dance moves…he meant something to life,” Triple Blaxxx explained.
The colorful Bogle was an integral part of the 1990s dancehall explosion, alongside artists like Beenie Man and Buju Banton who did songs such as ‘World Dance’ and ‘Bogle’ in homage to his nimble moves.
Bogle, whose signature dances included the Willie Bounce and Urkle, was murdered at a petrol station in Kingston, Jamaica in January 2005, shortly after leaving the popular Weddy Weddy dance. He was 40 years old.
Previously known as Sugar Black, Triple Blaxxx recorded as a duo with fellow singer Lebanculah for Tony Rebel’s Flames Music during the 1990s. Their songs for that label include ‘Oh Jah’ and ‘Start the War’.