The Godfather of Dancehall U-Roy who the world lost this February 2021, recorded a fresh take of Stop That Train, the 1965 ska song by Jamaican band The Spanishtonians. The classic song has been covered and sampled by numerous artists. Its most famous cover was its first, a 1967 cover by Keith & Tex. That rendition was in turn sampled by various artists, including Scotty, the Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice.
What makes this version so unique is that it bridges foundation and today’s dancehall that features trap dancehall star Rygin King. The project is very important to the culture as the new generation of Z’s are able to to connect to great music of the past with someone they are familiar with. It’s also refreshing Rygin in this light, we want to see more of this.
Stop That Train is produced by Trojan Jamaica/BMG label co-founders Zak Starkey and Sshh Liguz along with Youth (U2, Paul McCartney, The Verve), and is one of the tracks taken from the upcoming tribute album Solid Gold – U-Roy scheduled July 16, 2021.
Check out the video below.