Thursday, October 02, 2014

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2014 - Track Two - Sgt. Vampire

Welcome back!  After nine years of Halloween spookiness you'd think that my list of tunes is getting pretty thin, you'd probably be surprised if I told you that it really hasn't.  Every year I discover, research and locate at least 5-10 new additions to my Creepy Vault of Jamaican Tunes and today's track is one of them. 

Feast your ears on this 1980s "Rockers" tune by Ioby Joseph & Band... it's appropriately called "Sgt. Vampire" and it comes from a self-produced 12" single on the Barbuda label.  There is obviously an undercurrent of a political back-story behind the lyrics, which I can't quite figure out, but with some smokin' guitar, a driving beat, some sweet backing vocals and a strong delivery by Mr. Joseph himself, it makes for an enjoyable listen and a welcome new member to the Spooktacular Family!  It's a shame that Ioby Joseph & Band didn't go on to some success and future recordings but this record stands the test of time as a nice sounding slice of 1980s reggae.

Spooktacular Track Two - Ioby Joseph & Band - Sgt. Vampire

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