Monday, March 14, 2016

Day 135 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Kingstonians - Mix It Up

The Kingstonians, Cebert "Jackie" Bernard, his brother Lloyd "Footy" Bernard and Lloyd Kerr, got together in 1966.  They first recorded for Sir J.J. Johnson and scored a hit with "Winey Winey" the next year... today's tune "Mix It Up" was also one of the songs recorded during those sessions with Sir J.J. and it has always been my favorite Kingstonian track.  Just a good old-fashioned, upbeat, early reggae scorcher that it guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet movin'.  Originally pressed as a 7" on the Island label, "Mix It Up" has remained on my wants list for years!     Dig it!

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