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Monday, May 13, 2013

Brian & Tony Gold - Can You 7'' [199x Two Friends Original Pressing]

Not your traditional reggae/dancehall track, never the less, this tune is quite powerful in a unique way. The lyrics speak of a correspondence in South Africa who speaks of the oppression of Apartheid, while calling Jamaica a paradise because people can "swim on any beach [they] want to...and stay up late at night." The message is straight forward in criticizing the Afrikaner rule, but also is a message to Jamaicans that there are other places in the world where the population is just as (if not more) oppressed than on the island. Deep tune...

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for this one for years! Big respect!