Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2013 - Track Sixteen - Hear Duppy Laugh

Short and sweet... we're going old school for today's tune... this one is by Allan Swymmer & His Band and it's a mento cover of "Duppy Jamboree" and it's called "Hear Duppy Laugh."  Lyrically this one holds pretty true to Levi Williams' original but with that classic mento sound it simply adds a distinct element of timelessness.  

I happened across this track about a month ago when doing my monthly exhaustive search for more Spooktacular tunes and I was thrilled to add it to the mix... I always like to mix it up and give a more varied sampling of Jamaican music and this works wonders.  The album was recorded live at Frenchman's Cove, Port Antonio, Jamaica in August of 2006 and released as a CD in 2007 on the Upstart label. And aside from Mr. Swymmer on vocals it features Roy Harris on rumba box, Andrew Roblin on banjo and Melbourne the Drummer on drums, obviously.  A great CD that comes highly recommended by yours truly!

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