Wednesday, September 24, 2008

...But It's True! Tirso Cruz III Also Did Monkey Man!

Holy cow! It's Guy and Pip! Photo from the Nostalgia Manila blogsite.

For a song which has aped its way from Jamaica, into the United Kingdom and eventually across the globe, "Monkey Man" has had a pretty colored history. Originally a tribute to the great producer Leslie Kong, Toots and the Maytals first recorded the song around 1969. It has since been widely covered, with the version of The Specials arguably being the most popular, and the version of Amy Winehouse being the most recent of any significance.

Here's the money shot. Tirso Cruz III (yes, that's PIP for you, you Filipino expats in Singapore) has his own version. This one's for those monkeys out there… big big monkey men. And yes, the sound quality on the rip is not very good… get the vinyl. :P CHEERS!

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS - Monkey Man
AMY WINEHOUSE - Monkey Man
TIRSO CRUZ III - Monkey Man

2 comments:

Fluxsoda said...

Keep It Dirty!

Marika and friends said...

we will, we will. thanks for dropping by. cheers!