Monday, 1 September 2014

REWIND: The Pioneers - 'Let Your Yeah Be Yeah'

Up until a minute or so ago, I had absolutely no idea that this all-time reggae classic was in fact written by the legendary Jimmy Cliff. A slice of gold from the great Trojan Records, 'Let Your Yeah Be Yeah' was recorded by The Pioneers and produced by Cliff himself. It was released as a single in 1971, reaching number 5 in the UK charts. It can also be found on the band's album 'Yeah!', which was issued the same year. Will have to give that listen later, since the only other song of theirs that I'm familiar with is 'Long Shot Kick De Bucket'. They formed in 1962, and in the early 70's went on to become one of the first reggae acts to enjoy international success.