Friday, October 14, 2016

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2016 - Track Ten - Burial

Keeping it simple today... Joseph Jackson AKA Ranking Joe is up next in the 2016 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular with a track called "Burial" that originally appeared on his 1981 album Showcase on the Tad's label; produced by Jah Screw, mixed by King Tubby and Sylvan Morris and with the Roots Radics doing the backing.  This one features Ranking Joe throwing down some smooth funerary lyrics over a bass and drum heavy version of the Burial riddim and it is completely badass!  Oddly enough, I just discovered this track and the album a couple months ago and I'm glad I did!  It amazes me that after 30 years of digging into this music and thinking you had pretty much covered all your bases in unearthing the real treasures, there is always a discovery that makes you wonder how it has slipped through your fingers for so long.  And by the way, the above comic cover for "Burial" may be one of this years favorites!

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