Friday, January 15, 2016

Day 76 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Judy Mowatt - I Shall Sing

We're gonna step back a good 9 years from yesterday's tune and give you a sweet tune by Judy Mowatt and the Gaylettes called "I Shall Sing," originally written by Van Morrison.  Judy Mowatt, best known as one of the Wailers I-Threes, got started in music in the late 60s when she started singing with the vocal trio The Gaylettes alongside Beryl Lawson and Merle Clemonson.  This tune recorded and released in 1971 was incorrectly attributed to Julian and the Gaytones on its initial release in Jamaica on Sonia Pottinger's Gay Feet label and Jean and the Gaytones on its pressing in the UK on Trojan Records.  Regardless of that confusion, this is such a smooth song... the guitar work by who I'm assuming was Alvin Ranglin, is absolutely perfect!

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