Dawn Penn - 'one of the original queens of reggae music' - had a professional rebirth, via a reworking and release of this song from 1967, almost three decades later.
Putting to one side the understated expression of the original for a more rounded version that featured in advertisements and became a major hit in dozens of countries while also featuring a rather surprising sample by U-Roy ('Wake the town' from his 1974 record, U-Roy).
Here's an extract from an interview with Dawn Penn on how she recorded a track that has become one of the most famous songs in reggae history:
The producer, Cleveland 'Clevie' Browne on the 1994 version:
The song above is so great and reminds me of Patti Smith's 'Free Money' ... I can't find out any information about it from a cursory search; pass on information if you have some as I'd like to write about it more. .