Sunday, May 28, 2006

Liner Notes: Chinese-Reggae + the Rolling Stones

A couple of interesting music-related posts on Danwei this past week. The first was an obituary of reggae singer Desmond Dekker, the interesting part being that Dekker's well-known hit, "Poor Me Israelite" (alt: "The Israelites") was recorded by a Chinese-Jamaican named Leslie Kong. So were the first songs by Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, according to a backlogged story.

There's also a report that Keith Richards was nearly flattened by a sack falling from above the stage during the Stones recent Shanghai concert. (And no, he wasn't playing "Gimme Shelter.")


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