Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Papa Levi - Bonnie And Clyde 12"

I don't know too much about Papa Levi, but I love this single. It's a reggae cover of the 'Georgie Fame' classic 'Bonnie and Clyde. I first heard this version played on a John Peel session, and as soon as it was released it was a must buy.

I've mentioned before I'm a fan of covers especially when they are done differently and this one clearly is. The b-side 'Warning' is all about avoiding catching 'Herpes' lovely topic, but then again it does make sense.

The picture cover is not mine, I found it here (which also giver a bit more background on Papa Levi). My copy just had the standard island cover as per the scans.

So if you know the original 9and if you don't go and find it, its classic, which one do you prefer?

Singer: Papa Levi
Label: Island
Year: 1984
1. Bonnie and Clyde
2. Warning

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl

If you like this you can either get all of these albums at Amazons market place or on iTunes. I can't comment as I don't yet have any of them.
Code of Practice
Lyrics, Tricks and Politics
Back to Basics


Lazy Rod said...

Thanks mate!
As much as I despise 80's Dancehall I had to try it for the B-Side... and I'm not disappointed either.

Longy said...

I prefer the B side too.I didn't realise Smiley Culture had a brother! Cheers Gary : - )

glennn said...

Oh crap, posted in the previous entry by mistake,


garychching said...

hi Rod/Longy glad you liked Warning, it made me smile.

Glenn, no problems mate, I worked it out, and thanks for leaving the comments.

Randolph said...

many, many thanks!!

garychching said...

hi Randolph thank for leaving a comment and glad you enjoyed.

Adrian said...

You absoloute legend!

I have been trying to get hold of this tune for ages.


garychching said...

hi Adrian thanks for taking the time to comment, and glad to help.