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!

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