Police and Thieves by Junior Murvin

“This reggae giant died earlier this month and will be remembered mainly for this track especially after the Clash's magnificent cover on their debut album in 1977 - also worth checking out.”

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This reggae giant died earlier this month and will be remembered mainly for this track especially after the Clash's magnificent cover on their debut album in 1977 - also worth checking out.

johnplilly 26 Dec 2013

Final jam before shut down echoing back from the 70's. Strong memories of watching him sing this on Top Of The Pop's during the Brixton riot's.   1

NeilBuchanan 21 Sep 2015

Chill Winston...   6

CaptainJam 19 Apr 2013

Back in olden times, when everything seemed to last forever and change was slow, yet absolutely guaranteed, a wee thang called punk rock came to town & damned (no pun intended) my beloved prog to a somewhat glacial state. My regular trips to Listen Records store in Glasgow (you remember record shops, di'ncha?) where flicking through racks of luvverly gatefold sleeves (which still remains one of any true ancient music lover's biggest thrills, to this day) yielded the prog knowns & many unknowns, upstarts like the Pistols and Sham 69, rudely intervened. Confession. I succumbed to some of these post-prog warriors & although I could never bring myself to ACTUALLY be a punk, masqueraded as a 'Proto Office Numpty Clash Elitist'...or, er, Ponce (don't type that bit). Unbeknown to me, when The Clash fired out Police&Thieves in '77, it had already been recorded by one Junior Murvin. Can you imagine. A reggae-ist with the surname Smith. Anyway, here's our boy, lookin' well shit-faced. RIP Murv.   84

21schizoid 18 Aug 2015

Junior Murvin has died in Jamaica aged 67. Rest in peace. Further info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25195933   4

simon80 3 Dec 2013

So Spotify was finally released in Canada a little while back and I'm not sure how it stacks up against Rdio but its TIMJ app is a major plus...   28

maksuud 16 Dec 2014