Sunday, October 23, 2016

Day 358 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Roy Richards - Death Rides A Horse

"Death Rides A Horse" by Roy Richards may be my number one early reggae instrumental.  Originally recorded at Beverley's and released on the Crab label in the UK in 1969, most people recognize this as the backing track for Derrick Morgan's cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" but Roy Richards and his harmonica take the song in a completely different direction.  The melody is absolutely infectious and most of the time it gets stuck in my head for hours after spinning this one.

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