Friday, July 22, 2016

40 Year Itch : Dis Ya a Prophecy

Mighty Diamonds : Right Time

They were called the Temptations of Trenchtown thanks to the smooth and harmonic vocals of Lloyd Ferguson, Donald Shaw and Fitzroy Simpson.  But beyond those mellifluous sounds were militant lyrics reflecting turbulent times in Jamaica.

Check out the lyrics to the bouncy title track from their 1976 collections of singles, Right Time

When the right time come, yeah, some a go charge fe arson
 When the right time come, Lord, some a go charge fe murder 
...Natty Dread will never run away 

Selected by Tom Moon as one of the 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, Right Time is another essential 1976 reggae album to add to your collection.

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