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Madness – One Step Beyond

« One Step Beyond » is a tune written by Jamaican ska singer Prince Buster. It was covered by British band Madness for their debut studio album of the same name in 1979.
The Madness version features a spoken intro by Chas Smash. The spoken line, « Don’t watch that, watch this », in the intro is from another Prince Buster song, « Scorcher » — and is also used at the start of Dave and Ansell Collins‘ « Funky Funky Reggae » — whilst the next line « This is a heavy heavy monster sound » is taken from another Dave and Ansell Collins song, « Monkey Spanner ».

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Amy’s Rehab

15 years ago today, Amy Winehouse released Back to Black, her second and final studio album.

It sold 4 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century so far.
The album has sold over 17 million copies worldwide.

The Jolly Boys

Enjoy! (Mento gave birth to Reggae…)

Amy Winehouse