Thursday, January 07, 2016

Day 68 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Barry Brown - Not So Lucky

The late Barry Brown came to prominence in the 1970s under the wing of Bunny Lee and went on to have a successful career during the early dancehall era by working and recording with producers Linval Thompson, Niney The Observer, Sugar Minott, Junjo Lawes and even Coxsone Dodd.  During the time period, 1979-1984, Barry Brown released eleven albums and countless singles and secured himself the spot as one of the foremost singers of the time.  Unfortunately, addiction and subsequent health problems brought his career to a virtual standstill and Barry Brown tragically died inside a Kingston recording studio in May of 2004 when he fell and hit his head.  But we're not dwelling on that... let's get to the 68th song in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge!  Barry Brown gives us a tune of ghetto perseverance called "Not So Lucky" a single from 1979 on the Black Roots label and riding the Storm riddim... absolute wickedness!

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