Prince Buster & The All Stars – The Hunter/Little Joe (1965)

“… Typical Prince Buster intro, replete with barking dogs and gun-shots. The Allstars are playing tight and tough. Dizzy Johnny Moore takes one of his finest tommy-gun Jazz solos (see here for an interview with the great trumpeter), but, the highlight is the ultra-funky guitar of Ernie Ranglin (?). I would ring the Prince and ask him to confirm the identity of the guitarist, but, last time I caught him at home he put on a high voice and pretended to be the housekeeper…long live The Prince.”
Diddy Wah
“The B Side of this record (second half of above sound clip) is named after a character on the U.S. television show Bonanza which was popular during this time period. This tune was also covered in 1965 by Carlos Malcolm and titled ‘Bonanza Ska’.”
Off Beat Ska

YouTube: The Hunter, Little Joe


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