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Project 365 Day #156

“A Message to You Rudy” by The Specials


“A Message to You Rudy” from the album The Specials, released in 1979

This is one of the first songs I can remember liking. It was never as ubiquitous as I would’ve liked, but when I was a little boy it hooked me on every rare occasion that I heard it.

I didn’t even know it was considered ‘rocksteady’ until today. All my cards on the table, if someone had asked me what ‘rocksteady’ was this morning, I would have said, “That rhino guy from TMNT.” Now that I know rocksteady is a type of music, his name makes a lot more sense when it is partnered with his buddy Bebop.

The things music can teach you. Wow.

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AE Stueve

AE Stueve teaches and writes in Omaha, NE. Check out all of his available work at aestueve.com

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