Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Day 354 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Danny Hill - Annie Palmer

The story of Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall, has been discussed here a multitude of times and no one did a better retelling of this legendary tale than Danny Hill.  Now Gloucester "Danny" Hill was no folklorist or orator who gathered people around a blazing bonfire to tell the story while listeners sat bug-eyed and quivering in rapt attention, he was a musician.  A self taught musician who started playing in a mento band in the 1950s before recording "Annie Palmer" in all its exuberant ska glory for producer Neville Foo Loy in 1964.  I love this one!

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