WALK THE STREETS * DERRICK HARRIOTT * ISLAND 3077 * UK
Derrick Harriott was born c1942, Kingston, and between 1958 and 1962, along with Eugene Dwyer, Herman Sang, and Maurice Winter, he was a member of the vocal group the Jiving Juniors, who recorded DooWop and Ballads for both Studio One and Treasure Isle. After deciding on a solo career he set up the Crystal label where he produced, recorded and distributed his own material, his first song I Care was a hit which enabled him to record and produce others.
Walk The Streets, although credited as written by D. Harriott, would in fact be better to use the familiar Jamaican legend 'adapted', or 'adopted' by, because it is in reality the song I Might As Well Forget Him, written by Tommy Roe, and first recorded by Jimmy Hughes on Fame, and by The Results, and The Tams did a fantastic version You Might As Well Forget Him (only available on LP) which is probably the one Derrick Harriott had in mind when he cut this superb Rock Steady version.
See also Solomon
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