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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Reggae Fans Look Away Now

If Elvis Costello can put out a Country album what is to stop Steve Earle having a go at a reggae classic?
Here he is teaming up with Knoxville alt country band The V-roys with a couple of versions of The Slickers classic track Johnny Too Bad which I believe has also been covered by John Martyn.

And here's  the proof

I think Steve just about shades it
Not as good as The Slickers or Jimmy Cliff obviously but probably slightly better than UB40.

It could be worse Dwight Yoakam's Crazy Little Thing Called Love is on the shelves and has still to feature!

Steve Earle & the V-roys - Johnny Too Bad (Sunshine Mix)

Steve Earle & the V-roys - Johnny Too Bad (Jamaican Hillbilly Mix)

The V-roys - Straight Highway


  1. This is not as bad as I thought it would be. The Hillbilly Mix is much much better, it's almost quite good!