Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another Patti Page Cover

Thanks to the Voice of Reason for the info on 'Changing Partners', I thought that if anyone knew it'd be him! His mention of Patti Page doing a version (which I didn't know about) brought to mind another record I have, a loose version of 'Tennessee Waltz'.

Here's her version of 'Changing Partners'.

Here's 'Tennessee Waltz'.

Here's 'Tenesee Scank' by Little Alphanso.

It is, of course, rare as hen's teeth - I've never seen any other records on the Sine Wave label either. I suppose that not many people bought this back in the day, and I doubt that there's many people chasing it now, but I like it all the same. It's well-arranged and the organ line in particular is very nice. Little Alphanso, whoever he is, has a good voice too - I wonder if he ever recorded under a different name. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Can someone please tell me what this is?!

It says 'Holt' on the label, and sounds like it might be a Bunny Lee Production.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Howling dogs, rattling chains and spooky moaning sounds - looks like I missed my chance for a topical Halloween post. I really like the dub, which has its own sound, like not much else. The vocal is, of course, a classic.

Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not a Shaka Killer!

Here's one I've been meaning to post for ages, a lovely delicate vocal by Cornell Campbell backed by Winston Wright's haunting organ version.

I've always wavered between really liking the vocal and not liking it. At the moment I'm really liking it. The b-side is quite simply the best organ instrumental I've ever owned - absolutely superb.

I'm very happy to finally get this onto the iPod, and I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I have.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

No picture this time ...

Think of it like a Christmas present - I'd hate to ruin the surprise. If you really want a clue, think of what might connect Winston Jarrett and Jah Pops.

Big shout to Papa Dave of Reggae Explosion whose donation made this post possible. PS. Thought I'd try putting a password on this one. It's FilesTube