The Jolly Boys’ Album Out Now


The weather’s getting warmer, BBQ’s are already starting, and cookout playlist creation is in full effect! With that said, we have a tip for the perfect addition to your mixes, the modern mento music from Port Antonio, Jamaica’s The Jolly Boys. And just in time, The Jolly Boys’ newest album, Great Expectation, is out now via EOne Music and Geejam Recordings. This week only, hear Great Expectation in its entirety on AOL Music. There are reinterpretations of songs by The Clash, The Stoogies, The Stranglers, New Order, Amy Winehouse, and more.

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You certainly won’t be the first to have The Jolly Boys playing amongst friends. The band has been integral to the fabric of Jamaica’s musical landscape and cultural heritage for nearly sixty years. They were even the house band for the Rat Pack’s Jamaica chapter, chaired by the swashbuckling enfant terrible, Errol Flynn. Singing songs of double entendre and ribaldry to those in search of escape and excess, the group served as Port Antonio’s go-to band for thirty years. Being “discovered” by a new generation of world music aficionados in the late 1980s meant The Jolly Boys could take their musical party on the road. Several albums, dozens of countries, and thirty years since, The Jolly Boys have become the most recognized mento band in the world.

Great Expectation (Deluxe Edition) Tracklist

Perfect Day
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Hanging On The Telephone
Do It Again
Riders On The Storm
Golden Brown
I Fought The Law
Ring Of Fire
Blue Monday
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Don’t You Want Me (Bonus Track)

And if you’re in Europe, don’t miss your chance to see The Jolly Boys perform with Sade!!!

05.04.11 – Kopi Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
05.06.11 – Forum – Milan, Italy
05.07.11 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
05.09.11 – Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
05.10.11 – The Globe – Stockholm, Sweden
05.12.11 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, Germany
05.13.11 – O2 Arena – Berlin, Germany
05.14.11 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic
05.16.11 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
05.17.11 – Bercy – Paris, France
05.19.11 – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
05.20.11 – Galaxie – Amneville, France
05.21.11 – Arena – Koln, Germany
05.23.11 – Ahoy – Rotterdam, Netherlands
05.25.11 – O2 Arena – Dublin, Ireland
05.27.11 – MEN Arena – Manchester, England
05.29.11 – LG Arena – Birmingham, England
05.31.11 – O2 Arena – London, England

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