1970

NEHRU * TOMMY McCOOK AND THE SUPERSONICS * DUKE REID * JA 

A first Jamaican issue of this mellow instrumental version of The Melodians You Don't Need Me also released in the UK on Duke Reid 2515; U Roy is also covering a Melodians track (You Caught Me) on the A side, plenty of musical pleasure here then. Named after the first Prime Minister of an independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru (nehru means red jewel in Persian) who was educated in Great Britain at Harrow and Cambridge after which he trained as a barrister at the Inner Temple in London, before returning to his native homeland to liberate his fellow Indians from the British. This budding socialist was very much part of the wealthy select few, a socialite who toured Europe and was a frequenter of the opera and other elitist pastimes; it would seem that there is certainly nothing new in rich and privileged barristers deciding that they are put on earth to lead their countries peasants (working classes). Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi became prime minister, as did her son, so no fair and equal distribution of power there but just plain old fashioned succession just like the royalty those socialists claimed to be replacing for the better. 

See also:

My Best Dress Soul Serenade Version (You Donít Care) Persian Cat
Riverton City Road Block Rocket Ship Out Of Space Bridge View
Jerk Time Harvest In The East Inez Black River Revenge
Kojack Rock Away Last Lick The Meducia The Great Tommy McCook

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