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!