Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2011 - Track Seventeen - Thunderstorm

Did you know that thunderstorms are responsible for about 93 deaths and 300 injuries each year in the United States alone? Did you also know they cause several hundred million dollars in property and forest damage each year? So judging by those numbers your chances of being effected by a meteorological event is a lot better than being attacked and killed by a werewolf, vampire, duppy, zombie, gigantic nuclear-mutated ant, alien or even a common everyday Frankenstein combined.

It is with those statistics in mind that we hop along to the next tune in the Spooktacular. The seventeenth track is courtesy of Karl "Cannonball King" Bryan and it's called "Thunderstorm." This blazing baritone sax tune, released in 1968 as a 45 on the Upset label is in my opinion one of the coolest tunes in this years mix! What makes it even cooler is that there are already thunderstorm sound effects thrown into the original mix so additional embellishments were only icing on the cake!

Bryan began his career in the late 50's, joined the Carlos Malcolm's Afro-Jamaican Rhythms in 1964 and even went on to play with the Lyn Taitt's legendary Comets before going solo in 1967.

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