Monday, July 11, 2016
Day 254 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - 7-11
When I came across this song by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics a couple years ago I was more delighted than you can imagine... you see, today is 7/11 or as my kids now affectionately call it "Free Slurpee Day." And while our consumption of mass quantities of free sickeningly sweet semi-carbonated frozen drinks is being curtailed by my return to work this morning but this unofficial "holiday" created by the 7 Eleven convenience store chain ranks right up there with Christmas on their calendar. But let's get to the music... this one is called "7-11" by the aforementioned Tommy McCook and his band and it comes from the excellent 2009 Pressure Sounds compilation of tracks cut at Duke Reid's called Pleasure Dub! "7-11" is actually a pretty badass organ-heavy instrumental version of Alton Ellis' "Girl I've Got A Date" and it sounds as sweet as flavored frozen high fructose corn syrup! So avoid the "brain freeze" and just give this a listen instead!