Thursday, May 19, 2016

Day 201 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Ronnie Davis - Tradition

We have reached the big 2-0-0 and the train keeps on rollin'!  Ronnie Davis started his singing career by entering talent contests in the early 1960s and by the end of the decade was singing in the vocal group the Tennors.  The group achieved some success by Ronnie Davis really wanted to pursue a solo career, and in 1975 he realized that dream by recording the classic song "Won't You Come Home" for producer Lloyd Campbell.  By 1977, he released his first solo LP Hard Times for Bunny Lee before working with Scratch Perry and Phil Pratt.  Today's tune "Tradition" was one of the songs Ronnie Davis recorded for Lee in 1975 and with its super upbeat, horn-driven rhythm it is a song that always puts a smile on my face!

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