A Message To You Rudy was originally recorded in 1967 by Dandy Livingstone under the title of Rudy, A Message to You. It implores the Rude Boys (the Rudy of the title, The Rude Boys were a Jamaican sub-culture originating in the 1960s that followed Ska and Rocksteady music and associated with violent disaffected youth) to get their act together and not ruin their lives by petty crime, violence and generally causing trouble. This version was released as the opening track of their 1979 album The Specials and as a single. Both this version and the original feature the trombone playing of the legendary Rico Rodriguez.
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