"How can a man be tougher than the world?" - It's the big question of today's first song.
That deep voice lurking in the background is Lloyd Charmers. More about him in a few weeks, promise!
Alton Ellis is the high lead that sings ‘Cry Tough’ over a rocksteady-beat, accompanied by vocal trio The Flames and the Treasure Isle studio band of the time, Tommy McCook & the Supersonics.
Two years before, in 1965, Alton Ellis, one of the great voices of Jamaica, recorded the irresistible ‘Mouth A Massy’ in the studio of Vincent “Randy” Chin. He's backed by Randy’s All Stars (legendary ska-band The Skatalites in disguise).