3 THE GHETTO PART 4
Mr Bell’s guest house at Mountain View Ave., along the rich, lazy and sometimes mildly breezy hillsides right north of town, is culturally as far as you can get from the ghetto. Mr Bell himself provides what he perceives as valuable counter-information about the ghetto. Not that he has ever been there. It’s dangerous. Jamaica’s problem, according to Mr Bell, is that life is too easy. People can survive without doing anything.
Culture: Natty never get weary. Single from Virgin Records, 1978. Also released on probably several albums. Produced by Sonia Pottinger, one of the very, very few women at a controlling level in Jamaican reggae music.
This is one of the sweetest sounds ever from one of the greatest reggae vocal groups, Culture. The group is characterised by their strong militant, some will say revolutionary, leaning, musically countered by sweet, sweet harmonies.