In an effort to keep my blog from becoming a stagnant once-a-year stop on the web, I have decided to do something to keep up my involvement with Jamaican music on a more frequent basis... I have decided from this point forward, I will post a song a day for the next 365 days! From this point until November 1, 2016! I will post a little write-up about each as well as a video clip for those interested in just hearing today's song. At the end of each week, I will mix the seven songs together, upload them and provide a link for uninterrupted listening or download... and much like the Spooktacular, the "week long" mixes can be pieced back together for a gargantuan 365 track uninterrupted mix!
And we begin now with the first track in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge with a little rocksteady number by Ken Parker from 1968 called "Sad Mood." It pretty much sums up how I'm feeling today and I figured it would be a good place to start. Produced by Bunny Lee and originally pressed as a single on his Lee label and in the UK on Island, it appeared on a multitude of various artists albums as well. The slow, almost moping feel of the tune works wonders on a day like today.