Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Halloween Mix 2007 Track 7 - Eastwood & Saint's Talk About Run!

Artist background info. borrowed from my October 2005 post here...

"Jamaican born Clint Eastwood had a few solo successes with British reggae fans in the late 70’s when he teamed up with London’s Front Line International DJ General Saint. The duo became instrumental in introducing Jamaican DJ Style to a wider pop audience and this track should prove why..."

This track is called "Talk About Run" and comes from the duos 1981 Junjo Lawes/Chris Cracknell produced album Two Bad DJ's on the Greensleeves label. It deals with Saint's duppy encounter after he decided that the peaceful late night graveyard would make the perfect place for romance. "Saint yu brave, yu kissin' yu girlfriend pon toppa mi grave?!" An absolutely classic rub-a-dub interpretation of a Lord Kitchener calypso favorite! I know you'll dig this one... if you'll pardon the pun.

Regardless of genre, this is one of my all-time favorite Halloween songs... a straight forward ghost story inna rub a dub style. I get requests to re-up this one throughout the year but I never did because I wanted to save it for this years mix complete with enhanced spooky cemetery sounds.

Track 7

4 comments:

Waskrijt said...

I have to admit im not into rub-a-dub at all, but this tune rocks.
The track i like the most in this mix is Zombie Jamboree, didnt hear it before.

thanks,

I had to look up when Halloween is :P

Anonymous said...

awesome post.. I used to have this album when it came out and loved this track.... just tried to download the song on Oct 19th and the file is no longer there...

any chance of a re-up? Thanks and no problem if you can't (I'll just a send dem duppy fe bwawl inna ye yard, mon) :)

Reggaexx said...

Hey, thanks for the comments. Double check the link for this tune... I just checked it a moment ago and it's still active.

Anonymous said...

Awesome... thanks the file is now downloading. Must have been one of those times when the link was temporarily unavailable for whatever reason.

Thanks again, I love this tune. By coincidence, tonight I am taking two Jamaican-born friends on a ghost walk (or "duppy walk" as they call it)... can't convince the husband to go, though, not for love or money LOL