Delroy Wilson - Here Come The Heartaches
Delroy Wilson is one of the all-time great vocalists in the history of Jamaican music. He was dubbed a child star when he cut early hits for Coxsone Dodd and Studio One at the age of 13 in the early to mid sixties. When ska transitioned to rocksteady in the late 60’s, Wilson had more hits like the beautiful ballad “Dancing Mood” and the song that would become the election campaign song for Michael Manley's People's National Party, "Better Must Come." Around that time, Wilson was in his prime recording a string of excellent sessions for legendary producer Bunny “Striker” Lee aka, The Gorgon.
It’s this period where the always reliable, (and nicely priced!), Kingston Sounds pulls from for their latest compilation, Here Come The Heartaches. Cut with Sly and Robbie as the backing band, Delroy Wilson was very much in a rocksteady mood on tracks like “Try Again”, “Can I Change Your Mind”, the Four Tops standard “It’s The Same Old Song” and party-charged “Drink Wine.” Solid from start to finish, you can’t go wrong with Delroy Wilson and Here Come The Heartaches. (Dom)
Check out a track here.