Sheila Rickards – Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots – Shella
What a flipping tune! This was the first record I heard at work this morning on Gilles’ show via I-player. I’ve heard the heavy dub of this before but never the vocal, turns out it’s a Bunny Lee tune scorcher and there’s a touch of the Shirley Basseys about the intro too. What a tune and re-released on 10” vinyl in the new year, super! Only a minute on youtube, but it gives you a taste!
Full vocal and dub on this podcast http://www.studiofeed.com/main/studiofeed-radio-the-bass-kultcha-show-episode-7-ft-earl-grey/
And “The mystery of Sheila Rickards” from the gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080528/ent/ent1.html