“Rudy, A Message To You” by Dandy Livingstone

22 06 2013

Another of my favourite songs from the late 1970s is The Specials’ “A Message To You, Rudy”. This is another song that is a cover of a Jamaican hit from the 1960s – the original is by Dandy Livingstone. Called “Rudy, A Message To You”, it was released in 1967.

A bit of trivia for you: Rico Rodriguez played trombone on both versions of this song.

Wikipedia – which is my usual source for info – has very little on Livingstone. He apparently dropped out of sight sometime in the 1970s.

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