Friday, September 09, 2016
Day 314 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Cornell Campbell - Confusion On The Land
Speaking of sweet voices, you can't get any sweeter than the great Cornell Campbell. His falsetto is so flawless and smooth and works so beautifully with love songs you'd think that when he tackles subject matter that goes beyond affairs of the heart it wouldn't work but you'd be completely wrong. Take for instance today's tune, "Confusion On The Land" taken from his 1982 album Boxing produced by Bunny Lee and released on the Starlight label, a song urging people to come together to overcome the everyday shit that separates us and turns us against one another. Like Cornell says, "We need more love universally," and while that's a sentiment I think we can all agreed upon, it's that pleasing delivery that makes it all seem so sincere and heartfelt.