Sunday, May 13, 2007

Clancy Eccles & Michael Manley

1972 release by Clancy Eccles & Michael Manley
on Clandisc.

The A & B sides are a speech by Manley dubbed over Eccles "Power For The People" riddim. As far as I can tell, this was done and released by Eccles on his own just to show his support for Manley and the PNP in the 1972 election.

Eccles was known as a lifelong socialist and Manley's unofficial adviser on reggae music as well as being the organizer of the 1972 "super groups" tour in support of Manley's election bid.

The friend who gave me this record told me that he remembers it being played by his teacher during class in elementary school in Jamaica. Of course everyone is exposed to political propaganda in school under the guise of history or civics classes, but I cant recall any occasion where one particular candidate's propaganda was favored over another.


Blogger Miss S. said...

Michael Manley had an "advisor" on reggae music. Interesting...

8:55 PM  

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