Saturday, February 13, 2016

Day 105 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Half Pint - Winsome

Lindon Andrew Roberts AKA Half Pint started singing when he was in primary school.  After graduating he started working in the music business by touring around Jamaica and performing for a heap of sound systems including Black Scorpio, Jammys, Gemini, Lee's Unlimited and Killimanjaro.  His first record "Sally" was released in 1983 and became his first hit and was quickly followed up with today's track "Winsome" later that same year.  Interestingly, Half Pint's "Winsome" was later covered by the Rolling Stones on their album Dirty Work three years later, even though they changed the title to "Too Rude."  Originally produced by Myrie Lewis and Errol "Johne" Marshall and released as a 7" on the Sunset label and on Half Pint's debut album In Fine Style in 1984.  It's a helluva tune!

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