Friday, May 06, 2016
Day 188 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Well Pleased & Satisfied - Walla Walla
Founded by Ephraim "Jerry" Baxter in the early 70s, Well Pleased And Satisfied recorded for Sonia Pottinger's High Note label and scored a hit in the UK with the tune "Pickney A Have Pickney" in 1977. Comprised of Baxter, Hugh Lewis and David Paul Johnson, the trio had a sound that I have admired for decades! Jerry Baxter's voice is one of the most distinctive in the roots era of reggae... so much emotion put into every song and always with a pleasant upbeat/uplifting quality no matter how harsh the subject matter at hand, makes me feel at ease every time I hear a Well Pleased And Satisfied tune! Today's tune "Walla Walla" was released on the aforementioned High Note label and in my opinion it is an absolute classic!