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Video: The Jolly Boys, “Rehab”

July 01, 2010


What's more believable than Amy Winehouse singing the line There's nothing you can teach me/ that I can't learn from Mr. Hathaway? Maybe some dudes who've been playing songs about sex and politics for 60 years, have even less teeth than she does and wear AMAZING HATS? Add The Jolly Boys to Winehouse's list of people she could learn a little something from—they're masters of mento, a subversive style of Jamaican folk music, and cut their teeth in the 1950s soundtracking the antics of the Jamaican Rat Pack. This track is from their forthcoming album Great Expectations, on which they cover songs that "resonate with mento's raucous past." Singer Albert Minott is also an avid Tweeter. (via Dancehall.Mobi)

Video: The Jolly Boys, “Rehab”