Friday, March 18, 2016

Day 139 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Hugh Malcolm - Good Time Rock

We've made it to another Friday and it's time to move those feet with an absolutely joyous stomper from Hugh Malcolm called "Good Time Rock," produced by Joe Gibbs and originally released in 1968 on his Pressure Beat label in Jamaica and his Amalgamated imprint in the UK.  Hugh Malcolm is best remembered as one of the original drummers in the Upsetters and has been credited by some as one the originators of the reggae beat... regardless, this song has got all the intensity of a spirited church revival with apocalyptic lyrics, great harmonies, some wicked hand drumming and punctuated with a soaring horn section that will definitely elevate your mood!  This one is guaranteed to please!  If it doesn't make you want to get up and move I advise you getting to an emergency room right away, you very well may already be dead.

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