Monday, May 09, 2016

Day 191 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Phyllis Dillon - Don't Stay Away

Hopping into another week of tunes and we're starting off with a rocksteady classic...  Discovered by Duke Reid's session guitarist Lynn Taitt, Phyllis Dillon recorded her first song and today's featured track "Don't Stay Away" in 1966.  Her singing of this tune has been described as "perhaps the finest female performance in Jamaican music," and I would tend to say that I may wholeheartedly agree.  In my opinion, "Don't Stay Away" is one of the sweetest love songs ever recorded regardless of genre, Dillon's voice is absolute perfection and the soothingly smooth backing by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics makes for an all-around amazing tune!

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