"Zion" is a song by Laurel Aitken, recorded in London, 1963.

"I'll be going back to Zion on that day
I'll be going back to Zion on that day
All our sorrows will be over
Heavenly joys come over
I'll be going back to Zion on that day.
No hint of blasphemy this time either. Ruddy (Rudy) Grant is of course Eddy Grant's brother, a was a singer both in his own right and with Sketto Rich (of duo Ruddy and Sketto fame). He was responsible for co-compositions with his brother Eddy, including the Prince Buster made famous track "Rough Rider". (from the liner notes to The Pioneer Of Jamaican Music by Dave Chapple and Kenn Jones, 1999)


Recorded with Rico's Group and Ruddy and Sketto, London, 1963


  • Laurel Aitken (voc)
  • Ruddy & Sketto (voc)
  • Rico Rodriguez (tb)
  • Rico's Group

Release historyEdit


  • 7"-side: Duke Reid's
  • Laurel Aitken / Ruddy & Sketto with Rico's Group: "Zion" b/w "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" (7": Blue Beat BB 164 /UK)