Thursday, June 16, 2016
Day 229 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Militant Barry & Keith Hudson - Buzzing Bee
Quoting from a Spooktacular post way back in 2013, "Barry Dunn AKA Militant Barry originally got his start in the music business with the vocal group The Thrillers before branching out as a solo artist under the guidance of producers Phil Pratt and Al Campbell. Militant Barry was not heavily recorded, most likely due to his involvement in production and promotion when he relocated to London in the mid-70s, but he did have a knack for recording timely songs with timely subject matter... he even recorded a song called "Pistol Boy" in tribute to Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, questioning whether he was actually responsible for killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen - how's that for crossover?!" Well now that I've copy, pasted and shared the biographical info, we'll get to today's tune. I actually had to dig deep for this track but as you'll soon hear it was worth the effort... today's track by Militant Barry is called "Buzzing Bee" and it comes from the very last track on the b-side of the late great Keith Hudson's 1979 album From One Extreme To Another on the Joint International label. Dig it!