Sunday, November 01, 2015

Day 1 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Ken Parker - Sad Mood - I Am Taking The Plunge... The 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge!


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.



8 comments:

Séb said...

'Hope you'll manage to keep the rythm...
But where's the download link??

For this one, I vote:
7/10

Christofari said...

WHAT???!!!!
Holy Ghost, you certainly rise to a challenge.

What next - underwater table-tennis marathon in electric eel tank? Moonlit top-fuel dragster parascending? Blindfold spiderweb
knitting record? I reckon they'd all be a stroll in the park compared to this lunacy, you magnificent b*stard!

On the other hand, I can hardly wait. GIANT props, buddy.

TheUncleFee said...

Hi Bro,
Looking forward to a year full of great music. Give thanks and blessings.

John AKA Reggaexx said...

Download links will come as soon as I figure out the logistics of doing this every day... stay tuned. I'm thinking I may mix a month's worth of songs at a time, chop 'em up and post them like that. This is a helluva undertaking but I want to keep it as relatively easy as possible. Christofari, I just did a 7 day reggae challenge on Facebook and enjoyed doing it, I figured what the hell! :) And Uncle Fee, thanks for your support!!

Brian Hale said...

Can't Wait!

JD said...

Brilliant - will be checking in.

Gibson-US said...

Wow! Blessed to have you share some of your collection! Looking forward to all 365. Here's to an amazing year of music! Thanks and praises.

Hunter Vaughan said...

nuff respec to a hard worker bringing home the musical calli ....