Label: EMI - 50999 5 08336 2 7,EMI - 508 336 2 • Format: 3x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae-Pop
Add Genre. Autumn - Mr Sunshine - Garden. E.P Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. He was the ultimate guitar hero, a boy from the boonies that never learned to read and write so well, but he could play a guitar like ringing a bell, and through "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck Berry expressed the hopes of every dirt poor Black youth with a lick of talent and a dream of success.
The song, a US Top Ten hit fromII Peace - John King - AllSteel a defining moment in early rock and roll. The rest is history. InPeter Tosh would take Johnny out of the American backwoods and move him to Mandeville, in the Jamaican countryside, where he turned towards the wonders of reggae.
Donald Kinsey does the honors here, his fiery guitar licks a conflagration that burn across the grooves. Carlton "Santa" Davis and Lebert "Gibby" Morrison lay down the militant rockers rhythm, with the crack brass section blazing around them. The keyboards and synths swoop and swirl around them, heightening the rootsy mood, lushing up the sound, and evoking a majestic atmosphere that spills across the disc. Overhead, Tosh delivers the lyrics like they were his own life story. And in a way they are, a poor boy from the country, raised in the Trench Town ghetto, who played and sang his way to stardom.
The single was a revelation, giving an entirely new lease of life London Town - Bucks Fizz - The Story So Far - The Very Best Of Bucks Fizz a much covered classic.
Released as a taster for his forthcoming "Mama Africa" album, the single was good enough to make its way into the US charts, reaching Number 84, while in the UK, it rocked up into the Top 50, giving Tosh his second international hit.
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