19/05/2021: “No Way No Better Than Yard” by Admiral Bailey

This was released in 1988. And if you listen, Admiral Bailey lays out the state of the world at the time. President Botha in South Africa, the continued oppression in Palestine.

It’s a love song to Jamaica, in its lush glory. He admits that Jamaica has its problems, but for him, there’s ‘nowhere better than yard’ (home). With the particular he paints of cool mountain streams and acres of crops, I’m not surprised!

The China Town riddim smashes along like a freight train, and Admiral Bailey rides it with serious conviction.

Another late 80s ragga classic!

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