Produced by Duke Reid. Lyrical inspiration came from 1964 single B-side Quiet Place by Drifters epigons Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters. Supertone was The Paragons' own shortlived label. Released variously titled as Man In My Neighborhood and (I've) Got To Get Away.
John Holt [on his lp Holt Plus]
Horace Andy [as Quiet Place]
Dr. Alimantado [as Poison Flour]
Bim Sherman [with Horace Andy]
Massive Attack [on Mezzanine; one of the guest vocalists on Mezzanine, reggae singer Horace Andy, made an album with author John Holt in '86 (From One Extreme To Another)]
This is the track that personified drum & bass personification Massive Attack of Mezzanine fame. This is the only song they didn't write for that album, but not just a simple cover. Their version is but a link in an endless chain. Massive Attack's massive success launched the hunt for the original. Bim Sherman, Sly & Robbie and even the early Slits lead us into reggae territory, rock-steady territory that is: versions by Alton Ellis and John Holt's band The Paragons. The latter gets all the Massive Attack credits. Makes for a nice retirement fund on top of what he gets from Blondie covering his The Tide Is High (see there).