Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Day 200 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Ewan "Ian" Gardiner - Father's Call
Today's tune, the 199th in the 365 Day Challenge, is "Father's Call" and it is one that is shrouded in mystery. On countless releases this song has been incorrectly attributed to Little Roy when it was actually sung by a singer from a duo known as Ian & Rock which featured Ewan "Ian" Gardiner and Anthony "Rocky" Ellis. It seems Gardiner was a 12 Tribes Bredren and a musician not known for his singing but regardless he did an absolutely killer job with this one! I had originally written this up as a Little Roy tune but when I realized the mysterious backstory I had to start over again. It comes from the excellent compilation album of early 70s Glen Brown productions called Boat To Progress: The Original Pantomine Vocal Collection originally released in 1989 on Greensleeves. It is a helluva tune!