[The following was written almost a year ago to the day for my regular column for the Spanish magazine Go Mag. I was trying to capture the feeling of listening to the rain outside my house in The Gap, and futilely searching around in my iTunes for songs featuring the word ‘rain’, before stumbling across what […]
More often than not, I greet the new day with a handful of songs from Arthur Alexander’s Greatest Hits or a natty little 60s ska compilation called Bluebeat 45s. Dandy Livingstone and Alton Ellis are favourites, too. Anything to lift my mood. Here’s Mr Alexander. I’ve chosen an obvious song here, but he’s worth much […]
Much as I, Charlotte and Isaac love The Specials – and we do, trust me, we do – and much as I, Charlotte and Isaac love the Specials’ version of this particular song, I’ve gotta confess something to you right here, right now. We love the 1967 original featuring trombonist Rico Rodriguez even more.