Tuesday, May 25, 2010
D'yer Mak'er Shakers
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots - is the theme of today's Jamaican stop-off. A handful of roots tunes (as in 'roots of' rather than 'roots reggae') that have inspired, influenced or been recycled for bigger hits.
I could have posted Alton Ellis's original I'm Still in Love With You, but Marcia Aitken's cover with the extended toasting section (starting at 4 mins in) is just a whisker away from the riffing lifted by Althia and Donna.
Marcia Aitken - I'm Still In Love/Three Piece Suit
Lloyd Charmers was later rescripted by The Specials for....well you'll see
Lloyd Charmers - Birth Control
Lord Kitchener's frisky calypso tune was given a going over by Judge Dread - lyrics here if you fancy some Sing-a-Long-a Kitch
Lord Kitchener - Dr. Kitch