Saturday, August 27, 2016

Day 301 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Freddie McKay - Another Weekend

Happy Saturday folks!  Let's start another weekend with "Another Weekend" by Freddie McKay, a smooth rub-a-dub number produced by Linval Thompson backed by the Roots Radics mixed by Scientist and released as a 12" on Greensleeves in 1981!  Freddie McKay of course started his career in 1967 recording for Prince Buster and Duke Reid, scoring a hit on Treasure Isle with the classic "Love Is A Treasure."  He went on to spend a considerably amount of time at Studio One where he recorded a couple albums and scored a number of hits including "Sweet You Sour You" and "Talking Love" a duet he did with Horace Andy.  By the mid 70s, McKay had adapted his style to become more in keeping with the prevalent roots reggae sound of the time and released a couple albums before his untimely death in 1986.  This one, recorded at the dawning of the dancehall era is pure niceness!  Have a great weekend - uninterrupted 43rd week mix coming later today!

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