Alton Ellis - Pumping In / Knock On Wood 7"SKU: HSRSS0004
Pumping In is a cracking up-tempo track from 1970 and has a heavy guitar work, a killer organ and some real gutsy vocals to boot. The sound and rhythm are quite different from Ellis previous songs and, sign of time, have a distinctive Boss Reggae feel and it really rocks!
Knock On Wood, the Eddy Floyd mega hit, has been covered several times by Alton previously, in a brilliant but rather conservative way. This version though was produced by Joe Gibbs and is totally different. In the same vein as Pumping In but slower, this killer track is a rough, tough reggae cover of the Soul anthem featuring unbelievable vocals from Alston, and a distinctly Boss Sound production from Joe Gibbs.
Format & package: 7"
Record label: Harlem Shuffle
Year of release: 2020
A Pumping In
B Knock On Wood