Saturday, 3 December 2011
Day 3 - 'Bling Bling Christmas' - The Silvertones
Well, Who knew, eh? While trying to find out something about The Silvertones, I discovered that this festive slab of Ska / Reggae has made it into the Dictionary of English Language as the first ever recorded example of the word 'bling' in a song.
From the Lee 'Scratch' Perry school, The Silvertones had great success in their native Jamaica in the late '60's / early '70's but never broke the English market. I-and-I can't find out when this was recorded but it has that King Tubby sound all over it and is worth a listen, Jah.
You can find the track here: