Monday, October 26, 2015

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2015 - Track Eighteen - Now That You're Dead

Mark Williams AKA The Kaiser, is the driving force and one of the originators of Washington DC's preeminent reggae oldies night, DC Soundclash.  Mark is as knowledgeable as they come in regard to Jamaican music but his scope of musical appreciation stretches far beyond the Caribbean, he can often be found spinning his musical wares at the Marx Cafe and whether it's an obscure ska tune or a wicked piece of psychedelic pop, Mark is the man to get your feet moving!  Check out the latest scheduled Soundclash or any of the multitude of other shows Mark has got going on by checking out DC Soundclash here!  Thanks Mark! 

"It's hard to say if "Snappin" Beckford is singing about death literally or figuratively here, though one suspects the latter. We might have indirect duppy contact, in other words. I was initially going to assume that Beckford was lashing out at his erstwhile employer Coxson Dodd, who vampirically sucked him dry for his song-writing talents and rewarded him sparingly. But a woman and ex-prisoner are sourced into the lyrics, and those mercurial and beguiling saxophones playfully conjure up a sauntering ride that is more bemusement than anger or fear. No, this is actually a warning to the foolish, buried or alive."

Theophilus Beckford - Now That You're Dead - 2015 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular Track Eighteen

1 comment:

ElTigre said...

Yeah Kaiser!!!