1963

DEVIL OR ANGEL * LAUREL AITKEN * RIO 17 * UK

It is now known that Laurel Aitken, who had moved to Britain in 1960, spent a month back in Jamaica during 1963 where he bought two days studio session time at Ken Khouri's Federal Studio, and along with members of The Skatalites he recorded over a dozen sides which having paid for the master tapes he took back to Britain and released them on British labels like Island, Black Swan and Rio. With a mouth organ lead probably played by Winston Richards, Devil Or Angel (not the same song as the Clovers) is a nice laid back Ska vocal with a Gospel sentiment.

See also:

Bartender If Itís Money You Need Burial Of Longshot
Hometown Drinkiní Whisky Aitken's Boogie Looking For My Baby Boogie In My Bones
Brother David Judgment Day Mighty Redeemer More Whisky If It's Hell Below

 


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