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Cover version of the day: American boy goes Jamaican (via France)

Jamaican Boy

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I don’t know too much about this one but it seems to be a real hybrid multi-cultural affair of a reggae cover version.

Bost & Bim, two French dancehall producers, worked with a French singer – Brisa Roche – and the original studio 1 DJ Lone Ranger (Jamaican) to cover Estelle (British) & Kanye West’s ‘American Boy’.

Apparently it was played in Berlin when Usain Bolt won the 100m at the Athletics World Championship’s last year. It sounds authentically late 70’s Jamaican in style. So much so that when I first heard it I thought it must be the original and Kanye had ripped it off!

Enjoy…

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