Friday, June 29, 2007
Friday Reggae # 1 - Jamaican Rain
Latta people tellin' me reggae's a sunny music...
And since all it has done in the UK this week is piss down with rain, and many people are flooded out of their homes, how can sunny reggae be right?
Well you know what? They get a LOT of rain in Jamaica. Hurricanes too.
And here are some songs to prove it...
Bob Marley & The Wailers - 'Misty Morning' (1978)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - 'Kaya' (1971)
Bruce Ruffin - 'Rain' (1971)
[Oh yes, that's the original version of 'Kaya' produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and available on this. The 1978 album of the same name, with a re-recorded version of the title track and the lovely 'Misty Morning', is a cracker though - maybe my favourite Bob LP - and available here. The Bruce Ruffin (a Jose Feliciano song given the pop-reggae treatment) is from this - but on lots of other compilations besides.]
This has been a More Reggae In The Blogosphere (c) posting 2007. Stay dry this weekend. Thanks to Darcy for joining the campaign x