Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Day 115 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Alpha Blondy - Cocody Rock
While going through a stack of music looking for the next track in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge, I came across one of the first used albums I remember buying when I my interest in reggae started reaching beyond Bob and the Wailers... Alpha Blondy's 1984 album Cocody Rock. At the time I was unaware that Alpha Blondy hailed from Ivory Coast but I quickly learned it didn't matter where he came from and that I didn't understand many of the lyrics, the music sounded great! Which brings us to track 115, the title track from the aforementioned album, that I later discovered was recorded in Jamaica and backed by the Wailers themselves. Dig it!