1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade)*
This reggae ballad is a powerful tribute to Jamaican freedom fighter Paul Bogle, who was hanged for leading a slave revolt in 1865 at the Morant Bay Courthouse.
“You caught me on the loose, fighting to be free, show me your noose under cotton tree, entertainment for you, martyrdom for me.”
*This song inspired ZOOLOOK to create Dread & Alive and its hero Drew McIntosh.
96° in the Shade
The second album by the Jamaican reggae group and Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, released by Island Records in 1977.