Monday, October 07, 2013

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2013 - Track Five - Duppy Gunman

Short and sweet today... Duppy Gunman, was originally written and recorded by Ernie Smith in 1974.  A couple years back I posted an interview with Smith that appeared on the Jamaica Gleaner's website telling about the real life inspiration behind the song.  This is the version recorded by Inner Circle, of Bad Boys fame, also in 1974.  Inner Circle's rendition has a bit of a, dare I say, "country twang" but holds true to the original.  This one comes from the 7" on the Trojan Records label.  Enjoy!

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