Audio: Hear Freddie McGregor’s New Version of “Equal Rights”

January 11, 2013

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”


Freddie McGregor is set to release his first album of new material in seven years, Di Captain, on Jan. 29 and to give us a taste of what to expect, Di Captain of Jamaica’s Big Ship has just issued “Equal Rights.” But McGregor already has an “Equal Rights,” you say? Well, yesโ€”yes, he does. This one is an update of the Heptones’ original 1968 tune “Equal Rights,” which McGregor then recorded with the Heptones and Jah Buzz for Studio One in the ’70s. Stream the new oneโ€”touched up by Mr. McGregor in a fine styleโ€”then revisit the Heptones and Heptones/McGregor/Jah Buzz O.G.s below:

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