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Carey Johnson – Correction Train (1972)

Posted in Carey Johnson, Coxsone Dodd, DJ, Riddims, Studio One with tags , , , , on January 29, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Carey Johnson kicked off his recording career, like so many others, at Studio One, cutting a number of DJ discs for Coxsone Dodd at the tail-end of the Sixties. After making the studio rounds, Johnson returned to his starting point in 1972, and promptly rode the ‘Correction Train’ right into the sound systems. The title is a play on the original riddim’s, The Selected Few’s ‘Selection Train’, own, with The Soul Defenders laying down the smoldering reggae backing. Overhead, Johnson comes on strong, hurrying people into the carriages, all the while interjecting nursery rhymes and threats to bleed dry the woman he marries. Winding up the dancing crowds with his excited exhortations, the DJ soups up this song in fine style.”

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