Saturday, August 13, 2016

Day 287 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Jacob Miller - Westbound Train

Yeah I know, today's track "Westbound Train" was one of Dennis Brown's biggest hits; originally produced by Winston "Niney" Holness and becoming the best selling record during the summer of 1973.  And believe me, Dennis' original is a song that will forever be tops on my chart but I wanted to give another performer a go with such a killer tune and who better than Jacob "Killer" Miller?  Miller recorded his version of "Westbound Train" at Brentford Road most likely less than a year later and what makes it so odd is that he returned to Studio One to record it in the first place.  You see Jacob Miller had gone to Coxsone in 1968 and recorded two songs, one which was released and the other shelved because Dodd didn't care for Jacob's voice.  Regardless, Miller's "Westbound Train" is a near perfect cover, his voice is smooth as silk!  Enjoy!

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