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Great Expectation
Jolly Boys
Calypso,Caribbean Traditions,Jamaican,Pan-Global,Mento
September 13, 2010
Geejam Studios, Port Antonio, Jamaica
FLAC album size:
1994 mb
MP3 album size:
1142 mb
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The Jolly Boys are a mento band from Port Antonio, Jamaica. It was formed in 1945 and had great commercial success in the late 1980s and 1990s among reggae and world music fans. They released a new album in 2010 (Great Expectation) and are currently the house band at GeeJam, a hotel in Port Antonio. The Jolly Boys grew out of a group called the Navy Island Swamp Boys that formed on 11 April 1945, and often played at Errol Flynn's parties.

The amazing thing is that it still sounds exactly like mento for all of these modern touches, and if on first listen, Great Expectation plays rather ramshackle and rough, repeated listens bring out the sunshine and joy that sit at the heart of what the Jolly Boys do, and one would expect nothing less of this very special mento band.

Great Expectation The Jolly Boys. More By The Jolly Boys. See All. Roots of Reggae. Great Balls of Fire (feat. Albert Minott) - Single.

This album has an average beat per minute of 137 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 104/169 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Great Expectation. BPM Profile Great Expectation. Album starts at 129BPM, ends at 160BPM (+31), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Jolly Boys. Beer Joint & Tailoring.

This album of lyrically gloomy rock standards by Jamaica’s longest running mento group The Jolly Boys doesn't showcase the style in its purest form, but should help put it on the mainstream musical map. Mento was the first-recorded Jamaican music, and a means of spreading news and bawdy tales (often featuring long-suffering male protagonists). Port Antonio’s Jolly Boys began in the 1950s playing to celebrity visitors such as JP Morgan and Errol Flynn, and have continued off and on ever since. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

Great Expectation (2010). Album by The Jolly Boys.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Passenger Ricky Gardiner / Iggy Pop Jolly Boys 3:57
2 Perfect Day Lou Reed Jolly Boys 3:42
3 Rehab Amy Winehouse Jolly Boys 4:09
4 Nightclubbing David Bowie / Iggy Pop Jolly Boys 3:37
5 Hanging on the Telephone Jolly Boys 3:06
6 Do It Again Walter Becker / Donald Fagen Jolly Boys 3:19
7 Riders on the Storm John Densmore / Robby Krieger / Ray Manzarek / J.R. Morrison Jolly Boys 3:23
8 Golden Brown H. Cornwell / D. Greenfield Jolly Boys 2:34
9 I Fought the Law Sonny Curtis Jolly Boys 3:22
10 Ring of Fire June Carter Cash / Merle Kilgore Jolly Boys 3:33
11 Blue Monday Gillian Gilbert / Peter Hook / Stephen Morris / Bernard Sumner Jolly Boys 3:15
12 You Can't Always Get What You Want Mick Jagger / Keith Richards Jolly Boys 4:57


Charl Baker - Stylist
Jon Baker - A&R, Producer
Troy Baker - Engineer, Vocals (Background)
Rosemarie Barrant - A&R
Steve Beaver - Executive Producer
Walter Becker - Composer
Joseph Bennett - Vocals (Background)
David Bowie - Composer
Cedric Brooks - Flute, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone
June Carter Cash - Composer
H. Cornwell - Composer
Sonny Curtis - Composer
John Davis - Mastering
John Densmore - Composer
Tom Elmhirst - Mixing
Donald Fagen - Composer
Ricky Gardiner - Composer
Gillian Gilbert - Composer
D. Greenfield - Composer
Andrew Grey - Art Direction
Derrick "Johnny" Henry - Rumba Box
David Heslop - Engineer, Vocals (Background)
Peter Hook - Composer
Mick Jagger - Composer
Tandra "Lytes" Jhagroo - Engineer
Jolly Boys - Primary Artist
Mark Jones - A&R, Executive Producer
Merle Kilgore - Composer
Robby Krieger - Composer
Ray Manzarek - Composer
Clyde McKenzie - Whistle
Albert Minott - Bongos, Featured Artist, Guitar, Maracas, Rumba Box, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Stephen Morris - Composer
J.R. Morrison - Composer
Daniel Neely - Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Vocals (Background)
Emily Newland - Make-Up
Iggy Pop - Composer
Lou Reed - Composer
Keith Richards - Composer
Lenford Richards - Conga Drum, Guitar
William Richards - Photography
Bernard Sumner - Composer
Dale Virgo - Bass, Bongos, Conga Drum, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Instrumentation, Keyboards, Maracas, Producer, Rumba Box, Tambourine, Vocals (Background), Wood, Wood Bass, Wood Block
Andre Waugh - Vocals (Background)
Amy Winehouse - Composer