14/05/2021: “Live Good” by Burning Spear

As I’ve written previously, Burning Spear are among the roots reggae greats. The spiritual, righteous classic 1975 LP, Marcus Garvey, contains several brilliant songs, including this gem.

I particularly love the repetition at the end of each verse – no, no, no and yes, yes, yes. Simple, strident and powerful.

The track is very mellow. You drift into its beguiling positivity. It is, in short, another Jack Ruby production classic!

Lyrically, this says ‘just try your best to be a good person’. Can’t argue with that…

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