Transman, despite all his coolness, does not own a time machine and hasn’t actually traveled ahead a few hours to the blessed day of Friday, but he be may out of posting range for a couple of days and he can’t leave y’all without a happy tune or two to finish off your workend and move you into the weekend.
Toots Hibbert has one of the coolest voices on the planet–soulful, funky, and expressive. And if you haven’t seen the movie this clip is taken from, The Harder They Come, check it out some time.
Don’t let the Harlequin pants throw you; Desmond Dekker was just anticipating the arrival of Le Clown* on the scene.
Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso in a battle of the brass
Grab a bottle of Red Stripe and your honey for this stalking song that predates “Every Breath You Take” by a couple of decades.
The Skatalites. Half these guys are about 170 years old, but they have enough energy and stamina to power Lithuania for a month.
* He needs no introduction of course, but I’ll save you the trouble of typing in the URL yourself: http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/