Sunday, August 15, 2010

Move & Groove

Dennis Brown cut a string of classic tunes at the start of the seventies for producer Derrick Harriott. Here are two of the best ones (not counting 'Concentration' of course): 'Silhouettes' and 'Musical Heatwave'.  Both of them were included on his 'Super Hits' LP (available on reissue - seriously, you won't regret it!).

When you listen to 'Silhouettes' it's obviously a cover of someone else's tune, but until just now I had no idea who did the original. Thanks to the wonder of YouTube I've managed to cram yet another piece of useless info into my overloaded brain. Here's a group called the Rays way back in 1957:

Here's a wonderful version by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers:

And here are the Ronettes in 1962:



lala said...

nice x
thanks stevey

novu said...

love the twisted bassline on "musical heatwave"! also the guitar and horns!

"silouettes" isnt my cup of tea honestly but the versioning beyond reggae is interesting anyway.

good job man, thank you very much for all the music