Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1973 - Delroy Wilson - Your Love / Caught You Red Handed

1973 here, and by now Delroy Wilson's voice has matured quite a bit. He's one of Jamaica's artists that started at an impressively young age, so you can hear his voice mature through his catalog. Wilson started his career at 14 years old with Coxsone in 1962. As you'd expect with any 14 year old, his prepubescent voice on his early singles was leagues higher than we hear 11 years later in '73. It's fun to hear how his voice has developed though, so its worth looking out for a chronological compilation of his.

"Your Love" is Wilson's take on The Supreme's megahit, "Where Did Our Love Go." I really don't have much to say about these two tunes except that they're both great. Delroy Wilson is one of favorite singers. He's got an unmistakable and inimitable sound and I rarely find a song in his wide discography that I dislike. Sooo check it out.

1974 and 1975 next, then I'll head back to the 60s for a while, stay tuned!

Listen & download here:
A-side: Delroy Wilson - Your Love
B-side: Delroy Wilson - Caught You Red Handed