Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Jamaican Country Tunes

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August 30, 2011

1. Toots and the Maytals, “Country Road” (John Denver)

This version of John Denver’s 1971 hit “Take Me Home Country Roads,” which appeared on Toots & the Maytals’ classic album Funky Kingston (released in the US in 1975), is probably the best known reggae cover of a country song. Toots Hibbert puts a yardie twist on things, replacing Denver’s references to West Virginia with “West Jamaica.”