Derrick Harriott's original cut of the sound system foundation rhythm 'Solomon'. Derrick sings comically about Solomon, who was given wisdom among of all mankind from God in the Old Testament: "Solomon was the wisest man but he didn't know the secrets of a woman". The hit rhythm has been versioned many times over the last four decades. On the B side, there is a nice and cool horn instrumental entitled 'The Emperor' by Bobby Ellis, its title might imply Derrick Harriott productions' good taste in music at that time. - Dub Store Records is the Ska,.
Derrick Harriott helped to shape the chirpy rocksteady sound in Jamaica and is spoken of with reverence by many Jamaican artists. a division of Cherry Red Records, specialising in vintage Jamaican sounds licensed from the legendary catalogue of Trojan Records, went through the huge Trojan archives and selected a couple of classic LP’s and have put them together with a selection of bonus tracks, one of them being Derrick Harriot & The Crystalites – Psychedelic Train. Festival Song, both hits in 1968. On the other hand the album offers lesser known gems. Derrick’s interpretation of the Tams’ soul classic Laugh It Off stays very close to the wonderful original song. Watch this video on YouTube. Derrick Harriott – Solomon. Derrick Harriott – Tang! Tang! Festival Song.
More by Derrick Harriott. Sings Jamaican Rocksteady-Reggae. Checkin' Out the Hits. Derrick Harriott & The Giants of Reggae (Ruthless Combinations). The Donkey Years - 1961-1965. For a Fistful of Dollars. More Derrick Harriott. Listen to Solomon, Emperor now. Listen to Solomon, Emperor in full in the this site app.
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