Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Day 74 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - I Roy - The First Cut Is The Deepest
One more 70's DJ tune... this one is called "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by I-Roy. Roy Samuel Reid derived his name, and to some extent his style, from U-Roy. He was also heavily influenced in his early career by foundation DJ Dennis Alcapone. I-Roy went on to record for Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, Glen Brown and Gussie Clarke and became one of the top DJs of the 1970s. Today's tune is taken from I-Roy's 1973 album Presenting I-Roy originally pressed on the Gussie label and Trojan Records in the UK. You're definitely going to confuse I-Roy's take with the original version Cat Stevens' recorded in the late 60s... this is pure reggae niceness.