Thursday, May 06, 2010

Polling Day

It's election day! And what better way to celebrate than with Mr Bojangles' take on the 1976 elections in Jamaica?

It's a version of a classic Treasure Isle recording - 'Those Guys' by the Sensations - and was produced by Sonia Pottinger. Bojangles only recorded a few tunes, but he seems to have been a pretty decent deejay. His lyrics here are a pointed and sometimes very funny commentary on the whole process, and fit really very well with the ebb and flow of the polls during the campaign and the results on election night.

Here's the original Treasure Isle vocal:

Hope you enjoy.

1 comment:

the_voice_of_reason said...

This is very reminiscent of another track Bojangles cut, this time for Joe Gibbs - "The Selassie I Cup", which again used the horse race metaphor, but in a religious context