The Wailers – “Simmer Down” (1963)

August 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm (Jamaican Music, Ska)

“Simmer Down” was the First single released by The Wailers (Marley, Tosh & Wailer), accompanied by the ska supergroup, The Skatalites, and produced by famed Jamaican producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd in 1963. It was the number one hit in Jamaica in February 1964.
The song was aimed at the “rude boys” of the Jamaican ghettos at the time, sending them a message to cool down or “simmer down” with all the violence and crime going on in Kingston.

(Note: I do apologize for the average sound quality. Please keep in mind the primitive recording equipment at the time)

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