Susan Cadogan Drops Truth On Her New Maxi-Single, “Truth Talkin'”

This is so refreshing to a ska doggie’s ears. The legendary Susan Cadogan sings a rootsy rocksteady love song in her unmistakable voice, with a sweet lyric by Melanie Peterson that could have been written a thousand years ago or last week. Backed by producer Mitch “King Kong” Girio and his tight Toronto crew, Susan’s shimmering vocal was recorded by Wayne Armond all the way over in Kingston, Jamaica! International ska, baby. 4 killer versions, one great song. Extra love for the trombone arrangement! Beautiful work.

All paws UP! Way UP!

Duff Guide to Ska Fast Takes: Dub Natty Sessions and Dennis Bovell "DNS and Friends" and V/A: "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" E

(Reviews by Steve Shafer) Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson White Man in Hammersmith Palais EP (limited edition RSD 7″ vinyl four-track EP with mini-poster, Greensleeves Records, 2017): This neat compilation EP features one song each from the reggae artists named-checked in the phenomenal Clash song of the same title (which, of course, was about Joe Strummer attending a concert at the Hammersmith Palais in London featuring these artists on June 5, 1977 and having his expectations dashed when it turned out that “…it was Four Tops all night…onstage they ain’t got no roots rock rebel”)

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