Stranger Cole When I Get My Freedom / Death Rides A Horse

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    • Stranger Cole – When I Get My Freedom
    • Roy Richards – Death Rides A Horse
    • 1. When I Get My Freedom
    • 2. Death Rides A Horse

    Stranger Cole with a soulful vocal on an infectious rhythm. All the components of the skinhead period reggae are here. Roy Richards on the flipside on the same rhythm. Mouth organ was not the most over used instrument on reggae tunes but this works well.

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