HARVEST IN THE EAST * TOMMY McCOOK * IMPACT * JA
The title of this is very reminiscent of Augustus Pablo, who was working with Clive Chin at the time, none the less the saxophone break is pure Tommy McCook - the other break is Bobby Ellis. The rhythm is from Dennis Brown's Cheater, a song which contains the extraordinary verse; "Remember that Friday night, When you stole my pants off the line, So please tell me, How you wanna make love to me". While these lyrics might strike many in the West as a little baffling, it was (is?) in fact a common occurrence in Jamaica that people to poor to by their own trousers are apt to steal those belonging to others from washing lines. There is another possible explanation i.e. the girl has taken the trousers of her lover to prevent him from venturing out without her and, presumably, sporting with another. This condition is certainly not only peculiar to Jamaica but can be found throughout the world where all manner of personal items (often shoes) are taken to prevent one or other of a couple from slipping out.
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