Monday, April 11, 2016

Day 163 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come

Another ska scorcher!  This one is the absolutely killer "Carry Go Bring Come" by Justin Hinds and the Dominoes and in all seriousness I rank it right up there as one of the best songs ever recorded regardless of genre!  The driving horns, not to mention Don Drummond's wicked solo midway through, that absolutely badass deeeeeep bass courtesy of Lloyd Brevett and the masterful cymbal-heavy drumming of Drumbago Parks single handedly define the joy that is ska and that's just speaking of the musical accompaniment... lyrically powerful, beautifully sung and legendarily cut at Duke Reid's in just one take in 1963, it is a truly amazing song!  The fact that it still makes my feet want to move nearly 30 years after I heard it for the first time has a lot to say about its timelessness!  Pure unadulterated joy! 

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