No Pop, No Style

What could be less appropriate for this week’s weather than a blast of summer from Jamaica? Althea and Donna were 17 and 18 respectively when legendary producer Joe Gibbs took the rhythm from Alton Ellis’s I’m Still In Love and got them to sing over the top. Less than a year later, in 1978, this went to number one in the UK singles charts. Strictly roots, as the girls remind us repeatedly, strictly roots.

Uptown_Top_Ranking.mp3

Eno Collaboration 2

After yesterday’s Brian Eno post I had to put this up, with it’s middle section that goes thus…

‘I know Bono and he knows Ono and she knows Eno’s phone goes thus:
”Brian’s not at home, he’s at the North Pole
But if you’d like to leave a weird noise” ‘

On the 7″ single of this song, the B-side is Hair Like Brian May Blues. Worth it for the title alone.

03 Eno Collaboration [Remix].wma