Mel Cooke is at it in Gleaner once again. He has another one of those funny little features that has little or nothing to do with the news but is a nice little glance back at Jamaican music back in the day and it’s effects on/or how it was affected by wider culture and society. This time it’s all about General Trees and his tune $50 Bill.
When General Trees did $50 Bill around 1984, he would not have had any idea that he would one day see a note 100 times the value of the one he sang about in circulation….
Mel is a bit of a fan of General Trees having previously written about him and a minibus.