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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

All The Peacemakers


I heard this out over the weekend, played over a decent sized PA, and it sounded even better than it usually does- what's more after checking I'm amazed that in the last five years and eight months I've been doing this thing I've never posted it. Junior Murvin's Police And Thieves, released in 1977 and produced by Lee Scratch Perry with The Upsetters providing the music, is one of reggae's truly great tunes. Scratch produced it along with The Heptones' Party Time and Max Romeo's War Ina Babylon in a burst of Back Ark inspired creativity. The guitar is lighter than air, the rhythm perfect and Murvin's falsetto vocal floats over the top while burying its way into your head.

Police and Thieves

3 comments:

The Swede said...

I've been listening to this song for over 35 years and every time I hear it, it sounds as fresh as the first.

George said...

Calexico, the bloke from Neu, now this. All top tunes, Adam.

charity chic said...

A fantastic song Adam and as the Swede says one you never tire of