Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Day 185 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Winston Jarrett & The Righteous Flames - Chuky Hark & The Shark

Winston Jarrett started out in music as one of Alton Ellis' The Flames in the early 1960s, when Ellis' original partner Eddie Perkins emigrated to the United States.  In 1967 he parted ways with Ellis and formed The Righteous Flames and started recording for Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd.  In 1969 they got in the studio with Lee Perry and by that time they were generally billed as Winston Jarrett And The Righteous Flames.  In the 1970s Jarrett grew tired of recording for others and began producing his own music on his own Attra, Human Rights and Humble labels.  Today's track "Chuky Hark & The Shark" was produced by Tony Shabazz and comes from a 1978 7" on the Canadian Karazor label and it's a damn sweet roots tune!

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