My dear friend Maude made me discover this track yesterday and, unbeknownst to her, by doing so she kicked open flood gates: I am now on a mission to discover as much as I can about Jamaican music.
Maude, bless her heart, suggested I start by getting all the Trojan boxed sets. Wait! But… There a ton of them!
Don’t be a smart-ass, how much of that country insanely rich musical history do you really know outside of Marley, Tosh and a few other big names? I know also about Desmond Dekker, Sly and Robbie, Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby and a few more, but I also know they are but a tiny fraction (quantitatively) of what I have yet to discover.
In any case, if this song doesn’t make you want to discover more, that’s fine, but I’m still totally convinced you will thouroughly enjoy it!