Here is an a nice contrast. Hugh Montenegro doing "Hang 'em High", taking every ounce of ominous out of it, sanitizing it in a "Up, Up, and Away In My Beautiful Ballon" sorta way. Jackie Mittoo's version, though still ominous lite, is just a complete groove, leaning more towards Booker T and the MGs, than his bread and butter, reggae. Mittoo released his in 1969; I think that would mean that awesome backing is the Soul Vendors.
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Hugh Montenegro - Hang 'em High mp3 at Basement Rug
Jackie Mittoo - Hang 'em High mp3 at Passion of the Weiss