Tox Tunes #90: Junco Partner (The Clash)

November 23, 2014, 11:45 am

“Tox Tunes” has previously featured versions of “Junco Partner” by Dr. John and Professor Longhair. I love this reggae/punk take on the song from The Clash’s 1980 triple album Sandanista!. According to Dr. John, by the 1950s the song was known as an “anthem of the dopers, the whores, the pimps, the cons.” Joe Strummer of The Clash had already recorded “Junco Partner” with the previous band, the 101ers.

By the way, the best use of the name “The Clash” in someone else’s song undoubtedly occurs in Richard Thompson’s great break-up  anthem “Tear Stained Letter”:

 

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Tox Tunes #88: Junco Partner (Professor Longhair)

Tox Tunes #81: Junko Partner (Dr. John)

Tox Tunes #31: Junker’s Blues (Champion Jack Dupree)

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