Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2014 - Track Ten - Skillamy

Back in 2007 I featured a tune by Derrick Morgan called "Father Killam" - it's the story of an obeah man who is called on to exorcise a duppy from a woman who had recently fallen ill and the mayhem that ensues when Killam is mocked and physically assaulted by the evil spirits... Aston & Yen's "Skillamy" is basically a calypso rehash of Father Killam's bad day.  Originally released as a 7" on the Doctor Bird label in 1967, my version comes from the Trojan Records Calypso Box Set.

Spooktacular Track Ten - Aston & Yen - Skillamy

1 comment:

noisome said...

This is gold. thank You.

Skillamy also works as an unrequited-love song too, imo.