Yesterday I Got A Letter


The evergreat Jimmy Cliff and his 1970 song Vietnam, with a soldier getting ready to come home, his sweetheart with ‘golden lips as sweet as cherries’ and then his mother receiving the telegram giving the news of his death. Sorry if that spoilt the ending for you. I’m pretty sure New Order had been listening to this when they recorded Love Vigilantes (and they covered it at some point in the late 90s).

Vietnam

Jimmy’s new e.p, Sacred Fire, recorded with Tim Armstrong and including two versions of his cover of Guns Of Brixton (posted here in September) and a cover of Rancid’s Ruby Soho among its five songs is out now and you should get it. Emusic have it here for download if you’re a member though you (and I) should really go looking for a copy we can actually hold in our sweaty mitts.

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Yesterday I Got A Letter


The evergreat Jimmy Cliff and his 1970 song Vietnam, with a soldier getting ready to come home, his sweetheart with ‘golden lips as sweet as cherries’ and then his mother receiving the telegram giving the news of his death. Sorry if that spoilt the ending for you. I’m pretty sure New Order had been listening to this when they recorded Love Vigilantes (and they covered it at some point in the late 90s).

Vietnam

Jimmy’s new e.p, Sacred Fire, recorded with Tim Armstrong and including two versions of his cover of Guns Of Brixton (posted here in September) and a cover of Rancid’s Ruby Soho among its five songs is out now and you should get it. Emusic have it here for download if you’re a member though you (and I) should really go looking for a copy we can actually hold in our sweaty mitts.

>Thursday Reggae

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One of the great things about reggae is the super heavy, critic friendly, leftfield dub stuff and the fluffier pop-reggae are, to my mind, equally good. Davy H posted Susan Cadogan’s Hurt So Good the other day, a pop-reggae tune that is surely as good as anything by King Tubby or Lee Perry, just poppier. This is Wild World, the Cat Stevens song, given the treatment by Jimmy Cliff’s honey coated voice. Also contains very nice piano. Probably will not cause drowsiness. May make the user feel better, possibly even mild euphoria.

Wild World.mp3