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.
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