Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Day 339 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - The Upsetters - Creeping Version

Originally appearing in 2013's Spooktacular, today's track "Creeping Version" by the Upsetters is the b-side version of a tune by Charley Ace called "The Creeper," originally released as a single in 1971 on the Upsetter label.  This tune is rife with some heavy organ provided by the great Glen Adams and really gives the listener the illusion of something creeping up behind you on a dark and deserted street sometime around midnight.  As Adams successively raises the octave, the feeling that your pursuer is advancing closer and closer until "It" is just a mere step behind; close enough that you can feel their breath on your neck, he brings it back down giving the impression that they have slowed and backed away.  A great moody track that definitely fits the spooky October vibe we got goin' on!

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