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The song urges us to “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,” because “None but ourselves can free our minds”. These lines were taken from a speech given by Marcus Garvey in Nova Scotia during October 1937…
— ON THE JUKEBOX —
M R. B R O W N
is a song by Jamaican group THE WAILERS.
Recorded in 1970 at Randy’s recording studio in Kingston.
The theme of the song relates to a rumour that was spreading through Jamaica that a duppy or ghost, had been spotted in numerous locations speeding through the land on a three-wheeled coffin, perched upon which were three John crows or buzzards, one of which could talk and was asking for a Mr. Brown.
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