Saturday, August 4, 2007

david coverversion: bob marley vs. peter rowan vs. missing string band

so for this putamayo compilation, peter rowan gives a spectacular take on the bob marley track 'no woman no cry'. look at the review under it where some broad calls his take pallid. then look down even farther where people label the comp as lame reggae, crappy reggae. that's what putamayo is all about, as the same broad calls them 'world music lite'. understand that his version is not completely reggaed but is more of a hybrid between bluegrass and reggae. if you want some serious reggae action, don't get a lame putamayo disc grandpa, go find some trojan gem. johnny greenwood and some dude from super furry animals both went crate digging and then curated the release of two awesome reggae comps for trojan records. as a semi-staple in their live repertoire, local pickers the (now defunct) missing string band, give us a excellent take on rowan's tragic tale 'ruby ridge'. too bad they never got around to giving us a studio version, as i'm sure it would have been as great as their others.

bob marley & the wailers - no woman no cry
peter rowan - no woman no cry
peter rowan - ruby ridge
missing string band - ruby ridge

go buy whatcha likes and delete whatcha don't


Jeffrey said...

Ruby Ridge effing rocks. especially the MSB version.

Anonymous said...

i don't think that peter rowan cover is that inspiring. i'd go as far as saying the fugees cover was better. =(



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