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April 16, 2004: Freddie McKay
Freddie McKay. I didn't know much about his music, but I heard a lot of good things about him, so I put a show together focusing on what he did and discovered what the fuss is all about in the meantime.
Freddie got his first big hit, "Love is a Treasure", with Duke Reid at Treasure Isle, while his first album, named after another hit of his "Picture On the Wall", was released by Studio One.
On this show, I start off with a remake of Burning Spear's Creation Rebel produced by Ossie Hibbert (proceeded by the original of course.) Then into his two early hits mentioned above (playing the Coxsone version of "Love is a Treasure", not the Duke Reid version.) Throughout the rest of the show, you hear tracks produced by such diverse figures as Glen Darby, Eddie Wong, Warrick Lyn, Leonard Chin and others. I hope you enjoy this introduction to Freddie McKay.
(Listening back, I realized that "Jah Help the People" is Freddie McGregor, not Freddie McKay... damn.)