Monday, March 07, 2016

Day 128 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Tenor Saw - Roll Is Called

I could easily hijack Wikipedia and give you a summation of Tenor Saw's background but I'm not gonna do that... I'm gonna keep it easy this week.  Born Clive Bright in 1966, Tenor Saw became one of the most distinctive voices of the dancehall era, and today's tune, the 128th in the 365 day Challenge, "Roll Is Called" AKA "I Got To Be There" is a early digital dancehall classic!  Backed by the great Sly & Robbie on the Queen Majesty riddim, recorded by George Phang and released on his Power House label in 1984, I've always considered this track one of Tenor Saw's greatest... an original voice that was unfortunately silenced way too soon.

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