Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Day 354 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Danny Hill - Annie Palmer
The story of Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall, has been discussed here a multitude of times and no one did a better retelling of this legendary tale than Danny Hill. Now Gloucester "Danny" Hill was no folklorist or orator who gathered people around a blazing bonfire to tell the story while listeners sat bug-eyed and quivering in rapt attention, he was a musician. A self taught musician who started playing in a mento band in the 1950s before recording "Annie Palmer" in all its exuberant ska glory for producer Neville Foo Loy in 1964. I love this one!