vrijdag 30 januari 2015

* Alton Ellis - ska & rocksteady *

"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).

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