Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2012 - Track Fifteen - Sammy Dead

Kickin' off Tuesday with another spooky ska tune... this one is by Eric "Monty" Morris backed by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires and was originally pressed as a 7" on the Kentone label in 1964.  Eric Morris got his start in the 1950s and cut his first tune under the tutelage of Derrick Morgan before going on to record for Prince Buster and Duke Reid.  He was most famously known for being the original vocalist for the Skatalites but "Sammy Dead," which we're gonna hear today, was a big solo hit for Morris and one that works well with our Spooktacular!

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