Thursday, August 18, 2016

40 Year Itch : Come Along My Brother

Burning Spear : Man in the Hills

On August 18, 1976 Burning Spear released Man in the Hills, the much-anticipated follow-up to the trio's legendary Marcus Garvey. The title cut --taken literally--is a nostalgic list of errands Jamaican kids in the countryside do for their mothers, from fetching water to washing dishes to gathering brambles for cooking fires. Not the place to start your Burning Spear collection, but eventually Man in the Hills rewards repeat listening.

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