Friday, May 06, 2011
Friday Reggae # 23
It's much compiled and very pop-famous, so I'm sure you've already got it, but I'm proudly computerising the original 45 here, snapped up just this afternoon from my currently high-yielding local charity shop for 50p.
Mainstream UK radio largely refused to play reggae records in the early 70s, so desperate-for-airplay labels (in)famously put strings on them. These get pretty close to being a bit much for me on the 'B' side, but on the 'A' the strength of the arrangement and loveliness of Mr Holt's vocal more than neutralise their effect, in my humble.
I've started drinking early tonight because of the stress of having two young male pussycats in the house who lost their cojones today.
Hold on in there boys.
John Holt - 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' (1974)
John Holt - 'Tell Me Why' (1974)