So I’m going to try a little experiment. For the last 11 months or so the Stotch mailbox has been filled with many a ‘Please come back’. And while I missed doing VG so very terribly, my tiny little feelings get hurt real easily (like when Blogger starts deleting your posts). So I’m going to give it another go and see how it pans.
New rule unfortunately is VG isn’t going to be a daily-ish affair as Leopold’s got a day job he’d like to keep. That said expect the same usual cover goodness.
I figured since this is a rebirth of sorts I’d re-tackle my very first post, Jacob Miller‘s Baby I Love You So, a perennial Stotch desert island track (if that island was Jamaica of course). Just as perennial is my favorite cover version of it by the long defunct Colourbox; the 4AD dancefloor anomaly who would later be spotted Pumping up the Volume as 2/6 of MARRS. Be sure not to miss all the great Escape from New York samples. I’ve also included the Radikal Roots Re-Edit version.
This time around I’m also including a few other versions. Jamaican music masters abound with versions from Joe Gibbs, Sly Dunbar, Ernest Ranglin, and Augustus Pablo who revisits his old audio alma matter with Dawn Penn.
Versions, I love you so.