LargeUp TV: The Jolly Boys Cover Amy Winehouse in NY

December 9, 2011

Words by Jesse Serwer, Video and Photo by Georgia Blake


We’ve been on one of our regular Amy Winehouse kicks ever since we first heard her reggae version of “Our Day Will Come” (Go here for our story, “Amy In The Sun,” on her many connections to Caribbean music) produced by our dude Salaam Remi last month. With Amy’s posthumous Lioness: Hidden Treasures album in stores this week, we’ve dug up video we shot of Jamaican mento oracles the Jolly Boys performing a version of her signature tune, “Rehab,” before Amy’s death earlier this year. The clip was filmed for our Large Up TV episode on the Boys but, though portions of it made into the webisode, the footage, shot in a suite at New York’s Maritime Hotel before their first ever live date in the city, deserves to be seen in its entirety.