Friday, December 23, 2005

Pressure Drop

Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...

It is you (oh yeah)
It is you, you (oh yeah)
It is you (oh yeah)

Cause a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah pressure drop a drop on you
I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah pressure drop a drop on you

I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Know that you were doing wrong.

Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...

I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you
- Toots And The Maytals
I suggest you get your hands on the GTA: San Andreas version, grab yourself a glass of port, turn the volume right up to eleven and then sit back and listen.

Mark keeps playing this at the office and I can't say I disagree with him doing so!

Toots' aggressive vocals are uniquely soulful, recorded somewhere between 1965 and 1974, it represents everything that was good about Ska music (Ska is a fusion. It combines a distinct Jamaican mento folk rhythm with R&B. Then the drums come in on the second and fourth beats. This is what carries the blues and swing beats of American music. The guitar then emphasizes the up of the second, third and fourth beats.), which was to later give birth to reggae.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jan said...

Listening to Ska brings back memories of my youth & the pleasure of having experienced life in Jamaica when one didn't have to worry about locking doors or fearing intruders. Unfortunately most of the Reggae performers' lyrics are violence-laced thus seemingly encouraging unwanted/unwelcome aggression. Perhaps life in the island could regain some semblance of the past's tranquility should the Reggae performers try penning lyrics like the " old timers" from the Ska era did. Is that just a dream or could it truly make a difference ?

4/1/06 21:29  
Blogger osbert said...

Ya gotta love pressure drop, a rare gem riding the cusp of quality in a sea of music polluted with milk curds...

9/1/06 14:47  

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