Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Day 235 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Bobby Ellis - Step Softly

Bobby Ellis received training on the trumpet and flugelhorn at Alpha Boys School and upon his leaving became the horn arranger for Studio One.  He did the same for producer Jack Ruby and was a member of Ruby's studio band The Black Disciples before working with Peter Tosh, The Revolutionaries and Burning Spear, with whom he toured with for twelve years.  Today's tune, the 233rd in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge, is by Mr. Ellis and the Desmond Miles Seven and it's called "Step Softly,"  originally released as a 7" in 1967 on Derrick Harriott's Crystal label.  "Step Softly" combines sweet horns and a smooth rhythm to make for a fantastic tune!  Enjoy!

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