Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 326 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Freddie McGregor - Bobby Babylon

I'm still feelin' the Bobby Babylon as this 324th track will attest so let's give the riddim's namesake a spin.  Like yesterday's tune this one originally appearing as a 7" on Studio One in 1978 and became the title track to his Coxsone produced debut album the following year... here is Freddie McGregor's timeless "Bobby Babylon."  In my opinion, this track is one of the tuffest tunes to ever chant down Babylon and Freddie's voice is both melodic, smooth, calm and collected while expressing lyrics built from pure outrage, pain and anger.  "You brought us down here in captivity, feed us with your brutality.  Turn your back on humanity, you've got no love or no I-nity."  Pure wickedness!

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