The reggae world lost a big one last Monday with the passing of Junior Murvin. Best known for his huge 1976 hit "Police and Thieves" (which was made further popular by The Clash's great cover), Murvin had a beautiful falsetto that (perhaps) belied the hard-hitting, often brutal reality of violence and inequality he sang about. This album has the classic reggae production stamp of Lee "Scratch" Perry all over it. As critic Rick Anderson has written, "There may be eight or ten perfect reggae albums in existence, and this is certainly one of them."
Monday Night December 2nd at 8pm: JUNIOR MURVIN - Police and Thieves
By Martin Anderson • Dec 9, 2013