RINGO * THE SKATALITES * TUNEICO * JA
Another great Ska track from Justin 'Philip' Yap's Top Deck productions
(seen here on a blue vynal reissue) on which, led by the fabulous reverberations
of Lloyd Brevett's upright bass, various members of the horn section of The
Skatalites blow outstanding solos.
Although in Jamaica at the time of its release the song was referred to as Ringo
Rides due to the galloping horse on the introduction, I, and possibly many
others, always thought the actual title Ringo was a reference to
one Ringo Starr of The Beatles fame, when in fact it refers to a popular
Japanese song Ringo Oiwake. This was revealed in a post on utube
by hanasakura88 where he
This melody "Ringo Oiwake" is one of most popular Misora Hibari's
songs in Japan; it means "Apple blossomís memory".
A woman remembers her hometown, Tsugaru, Aomori, the northern area of Japan.
She felt her mother's memory like apple flower's smell, blossom fly by warm wind
under the moon lights. She cried because when she was young she must came to
town to work far away from home, and work very hard. She never go back
home, her family is too poor to live together as a small apple farmer.
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