Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Day 270 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Johnny Clarke - Move Out A Babylon
What the hell, let's chant down Babylon with another Bunny Lee produced flying cymbal excursion! This one is "Move Out A Babylon" by Johnny Clarke was originally released in 1974 on the Justice label and it has all the niceness you would expect of mid-70s Bunny "Striker" Lee productions; The rhythm track is actually an updated version of one of Striker's rocksteady numbers that was transformed into a killer up-beat reggae anthem. With conscious lyrics urging the Rastaman to leave Babylon for a better life, it is without a doubt my all-time favorite Johnny Clarke track.