Derrick Harriot and Cystalites – The Undertaker (1970)

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“Born in Kingston, Jamaica, reggae singer/producer Derrick Harriott began as a member of the Jiving Juniors (from 1958 through 1962) before embarking on his own solo career, in addition to producing other artists, including the Ethiopians, Keith, and Tex. Harriott tended to rework old R&B love songs as reggae tunes, but his best-known song, ‘The Loser,’ was an original composition. In 1971, Swing Magazine named Harriott Top Producer of 1970, as he was also one of the first to utilize the now renowned King Tubby’s recording studio. The ’70s saw the release of such solo albums as Undertaker, Songs for Midnight Lovers, and Psychedelic Lovers.”
allmusic

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One Response to “Derrick Harriot and Cystalites – The Undertaker (1970)”

  1. Big tune, lovely example of early reggae before it began to be influenced so much by Rastafarian views (not that this was a bad thing!)

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