Monday, 27 June 2016

Red Gold & Green #1 - Stranger Cole


I've been meaning to start a more wide-ranging reggae series for a very long time. Saturday Scratch, my long-running series devoted exclusively to the work of Lee Perry (here), ran out of steam a while ago and is now on an indefinite hiatus. Scratch's music will still crop up in Red Gold & Green from time to time (how can it fail to?), but I've got many more roots, rocksteady, ska and dubwise selections by other great artists in my collection that could also do with an airing.

Much of what ends up in Red Gold & Green will date from the 1960's, 1970's or early 1980's, though to buck that trend at the very outset, here's veteran recording artist Stranger Cole with the excellent 2004 cut that gives this new feature its name. This version is actually a re-recording of the tune, the original having appeared on Cole's 1976 LP, 'Forward In the Land of Sunshine', under the slightly amended title 'Red Green and Gold'.

Stranger Cole - Red Gold & Green.

9 comments:

TheRobster said...

Looking forward to this series. I had great fun doing mine and will revive it at some point. Not familiar with this tune, so I'll be grabbing it when I get home!

The Swede said...

Thanks Robster, I really enjoyed your series as well - but it was far too short! It did, however, give me a kick up the backside to get on with Red Gold & Green.

Marie said...

Mr. S.,
I'm also looking forward to hearing the additional treats you've got in store for us with this series!

The Swede said...

Hi Marie. Great to hear from you! Hope all is well.

charity chic said...

Like the others looking forward to this

Walter said...

I joined to the words of the others and really looking forward to this series.

Marie said...

Hi Mr. S,
Would you be kind enough to change my link for me? The feed wasn't turned on, but I've fixed that so it will update when I post something new.

Thanks muchly!

Brian said...

Great start, sir.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Well done TS bring it on. I have been listening a lot to the new wave Reggae outputs Via Reggae Vibes but I am still back in theses golden days. Top Track!

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