Sunday, March 13, 2016
Day 134 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Ernest Wilson - My Elusive Dream
Getting back into some music that is more my speed as we jump into track 133 in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge... this one "My Elusive Dream," is by one-time Clarendonian Ernest Wilson who had gone solo just two years before, was recorded at Beverley's and released in 1969 on the UK-based Crab label. Last week we featured a couple reggae covers of pop songs and we're starting this week off with yet another. "My Elusive Dream" was originally done by David Houston and Tammy Wynette in 1967, was number one on the country music chart and tells the tale of a man chasing the good life and the faithful wife who sticks with him even when his best intentions all fall flat. It's odd to hear an early reggae song making reference to Alabama, Nebraska, Texas, etc. but in the end it makes for a pretty sweet tune!