The Jolly Boys Release ‘Great Expectation’


The Blipsterfarian is a huge fan of many things old. Mento, predating reggae by decades, is very old. And The Jolly Boys have been for some time its most venerable practitioners. Pop N Mento is one of my favourite albums.

Mento is the cinderella art form of Jamaican music. It contributed much to later genres of music, but unlike ska or rocksteady, its contributions have not gotten the recognition they deserve. The Jolly Boys have had a career spanning more than five decades and have experimented with different approaches to their music, but have never disappointed.

Great Expectation, released September 13th, provides a mento update (or should that be throwback?) of popular contemporary songs. Some of the samples I have heard so far are wonderful. Check out track no. 3 from the album, their rendition of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab.

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