Saturday, January 16, 2016
Day 77 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Delroy Wilson - Can't Stop Me
Day 77 and it's time for a little Delroy Wilson. At the ripe age of 13 and under the auspices of Coxsone Dodd, Delroy Wilson (Oct. 1948 - March 1995) began his recording career at Studio One. He cut his first track "Emy Lou" in 1961 and emerged in the ska era as the first line of offensive armament in a feud amongst rival record producers Duke Reid and Prince Buster. By the time rocksteady rolled around Wilson's voice had matured and he had a string of hits including "Dancing Mood," "Riding For A Fall" and "Conquer Me." Around that time he left Studio One and went on to record for Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs and others and remained active until his untimely death in 1995. Today's tune is called "Can't Stop Me," circa 1972, produced by Bunny Lee and originally released on the Jackpot label... it's a great soulful track!