Monday, February 29, 2016
Day 121 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Dennis Walks - Heart Don't Leap
It's February 29th; Leap Day... and today's tune clearly reflects this rare day on the calendar. Dennis Walks gives us the classic Harry Mudie produced "Heart Don't Leap" from 1969. One of the baddest rhythms ever and one of the greatest tune Walks ever put to vinyl. Born Dennis Vassell, Dennis Walks first recorded for Joe Gibbs in the late 60s but hit it big with back-to-back hits "The Drifter" and "Heart Don't Leap" when he jumped over to Mudie's. Originally released in 1969 as a 7" on Moodisc in Jamaica and Bullet in the UK, it eventually found its way onto his debut album Meet Dennis Walks in 1976! I love this one!