Ram Jam, Black Betty [Single] (1977)
I can’t say I know much about Ram Jam beside the song Black Betty – and in my life it’s been one of those right time/right place “Bogan” anthems – and so I bought a copy a couple of years ago when in a neat wee record store in the suburbs of Sydney. They had a nice box of singles and I picked up a few classic and some kitsch too – all in the aim of collecting up good DJ-fodder. Well, thinking about it now this is probably a prime example of some rather horrific, well, shall we say “cultural appropriation” – hmm, I don’t know, it certainly isn’t a ‘correct’ treatment. But I bought it because I want to live in a house that has a copy of this version of this song even if it doesn’t need it, rather than living in a house that doesn’t have this version if and when the occasion arises that we may need it.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Black Betty
Sample Track 2: (Side B): I Should Have Known
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