'WTNC' Wednesday: Island Soul Singles

by Oliver Wang

"WTNC": Wednesday

Stranger Cole: These Eyes (Crying Every Night). Available on Bangarang. [1]
Lorna Bennett: Breakfast in Bed. Available on Reggae Night.
Dennis Brown: Things In Life. Available on Money In My Pocket. [2]

Day two on "WTNC" dips into some soulful roots reggae. Somehow I managed to completely skip over my favorite artist in this field—Alton Ellis—but no half-stepping on the trio of singles offered here, regardless.


[1] As noted in the podcast, this same riddim is most associated with U-Roy's massive hit "Tom Drunk" and for the indie rap heads, they'll sample spot "Fortified Live" off this.

[2] Why you must love youtube (skip to 1:55). Watch this *after* you listen to the podcast.