Sunday, November 16, 2008
Ska Tunes for Our Times
"Brother, Can You Spare a Pound?"
From The Trojan's Skalatitude album (released in 1992 on Gaz's Rockin' Records).
This is a cover of the Depression-era hit, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," with lyrics by Yip Harburg and music by Jay Gorney.
It's a melancholy tune to begin with, but it's all the more sorrowful with Gaz's melodica in the mix.