THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1975-Number 6 single.
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Pluto Shervington also known as Pluto, was born Leighton Shervington on August 13th, 1950, in Kingston, Jamaica, he acquired the nickname ‘Pluto’ while at school. He has been involved in music since 1970, working as a singer, bass guitarist, audio engineer, and music producer. He emigrated to Miami, Florida, United States, in 1982, and regularly performs in and around the State of Florida, when not touring.
Pluto Shervington started his career in the early 1970’s as a member of the Jamaican band ‘Tomorrow’s Children,’ heavily inspired by the fellow Jamaican Reggae singer Ernie Smith, whose lyrical delivery is in heavy Jamaican patois, in later years both Shervington and Smith have recorded together. He released his first solo Album ‘Ram Goat’ in 1974, and his latest release is 2009’s ‘Second Wind’. He has had two top 40 UK hit singles, with the other one being ‘Your Honour,’ which reached Number 19 in 1982.
Some consider ‘Dat’ to be almost a novelty song, probably because of it’s subject matter, and Jamaican patois delivery. The song is about a Rastafarian secretly buying pork (pork is not allowed in the Rastafarian religion) instead of more expensive meats, in order to keep his shopping bill down, so that he has enough money left ‘to buy a little weed,’ presumably Cannabis. The song is a humorous take on the lengths the narrator will go in order to keep what he is doing a secret.
‘Ozzy pay off the butcher bill, take him parcel, and trod up the hill.Like a spy, who do you think he meet? Rasta Jeremiah from down the street.’