Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 207 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Garnett Silk - Place In Your Heart

When Garnett Silk died tragically in December of 1994 it really broke my heart.  He was the up and coming voice in reggae and his music was both uplifting, powerful and positive and I, and hosts of reggae fans, really believed he was going to lead this beloved music into the twenty-first century.  It was almost as if Garnett Silk was holding back that forces of negativity in the music during the era and once he was gone the floodgates let loose.  But I don't necessarily want to get into the philosophical today so we'll talk about the 206th tune in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge... "Place In Your Heart" was produced by Bobby "Digital" Dixon, originally released as a 7" in 1992 on the Digital B label and rides the updated relick of the "Won't You Come Home" riddim originally created in 1966 and used by Delroy Wilson at Studio One.  While this may be considered a simple love song, it really highlights the abilities of Garnett Silk's voice and will put a smile on your face!  RIP Garnett Silk you will never be forgotten!

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