An earthquake is erupting
But not in Orange street
A ghost-dance is preparing
You got to help us with your feet
If you're not in the mood to dance
Step back, grab yourself a seat
This may not be uptown Jamaica
But we promise you a treat
Prince Buster’s career wasn’t as plain-sailing as his influence might suggest. After retiring from recording after the rocksteady craze was replaced by reggae, Buster suffered from immense financial difficulties and was close to bankrupt by 1978.
Buster still performs now, in his seventies, albeit rarely.
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