Friday, August 26, 2016
Day 300 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Little Harry - Harry On The Go
Since it's Friday let's finally get away from school and revisit another track on the DJ Clash Volume Two album that I spoke so highly about yesterday. This time we'll give Little Harry, Billy Boyo's sparring partner on the aforementioned LP, his chance at the mic. Little Harry, whose real name I have not been able to ascertain, got his start at around 12 years old on a sound system called Black Lion which lead to a contract with Aces Disco and eventually a strong showing at a talent contest in 1981 in which he went up against Winston "King Yellowman" Foster. Though Yellow won the competition they became friends afterwards and while it has not been documented it would probably be safe to say that he was the one that introduced Little Harry to Junjo Lawes soon after. Unlike Billy Boyo, Little Harry continued recording throughout the 80s and early 90s and for the most part is sparingly active today. But let's get to today's tune, this one is called "Harry On The Go" riding a stripped-down take of the Stop That Train riddim and it is absolutely wicked!