setlists

March 3, 2006: Delroy Wilson


Once again, one of those old time singers that formed the foundations of reggae music. Delroy Wilson had a story like many other legends, starting off with a ska tune for Coxsone Dodd in 1963 aimed at Prince Buster. The tune, "Joe Liges" was written by a young guy named Lee Perry (you might have heard of him.) Delroy went on to see his first album "I Shall Not Remove" released in 1966. Throughout his career, he covered many soul tunes from artists in the states, and made a name for himself in this vein.

Now, here's where I am going to criticize the man. For me, most of the time when I hear a Delroy Wilson tune, I want to skip to the next tune. Delroy Wilson had a tendency to try to imitate souls singers, but with a very cheesy effect. To me, it sounds like a Elvis kind of swagger that would fit right in for Las Vegas lounge act.

That being said, I try to find the gems that he did create for this two hour excursion into his tunes. Starting it off, one of my favorite tunes Keith Hudson laid down, "The Exile Song" a remake of (something). Throughout the show, I also play a bunch of tunes that other artists later covered. Despite the hesitation I feel about Delroy Wilson, I give him the Selection from Iman for you to judge for yourself.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2The Exile SongKeith Hudson & EtStudio Kinda Cloudy .Exile Song: Skiddy & Detroit / Michael Talbot Affair: Keith HudsonKeith Hudson
3Michael Talbot AffairKeith HudsonDubwise And OtherwiseExile Song: Skiddy & Detroit / Michael Talbot Affair: Keith HudsonKeith Hudson
4Addis AbabaDelroy WilsonKeith Hudson AffairHouse Of The Rising Sun / Michael Talbot Affair
5How Could I Live (1st Cut)The Shaka All StarsStudio One Lovers
6Rolando SharksRolando AlphansoBest Of Rolando Alphonso
7Kings Of DubJoe Gibbs & the ProfessionalsMajestic DubHow Could I Live: SharksJoe Gibbs
8How Can I LeaveDennis BrownSpotlight On Reggae Vol. 1How Could I Live: SharksJoe Gibbs
9How Could I LeaveDelroy WilsonMoneyBunny 'Striker' Lee
10How Can I LeaveCornell CampbellAt the ControlHow Could I Live: SharksBunny 'Striker' Lee
11I'm Not A KingDelroy WilsonGood All OverI'm Not A King: Delroy Wilson / Barry BrownCoxsone Dodd
12Lover's VersionDelroy & SportyStudio One Archives Vol. 30I'm Not A King: Delroy Wilson / Barry BrownCoxsone Dodd
13I'm Not A KingDelroy WilsonMoney
14I'm Not A KingBarry BrownStep It Up Youthman
15Morning TrainShorty The PresidentHigher RankingI'm Not A King: Delroy Wilson / Barry BrownBunny 'Striker' Lee
16Halfway Up The Stairs (12" Discomix)Delroy WilsonRock On
17Turntable DubObserversBring The Dub ComeHalfway Up The Stairs: Delroy WilsonNiney
18Mash Up IlliteracyDelroy WilsonBetter Must Come
19Mash It UpDr Pablo & the Cry Tuff All StarsIf Deejay Was Your Trade : The Dreads At King Tubby's 1974-1977
20Peter PanI RoyMany Mood Of I RoyMash It Up: Dr. AlimantadoI Roy
21ImpossibleDelroy WilsonBest of Delroy WilsonImpossible: Delroy Wilson / Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
22It's ImpossibleDennis BrownGrooving At Studio OneImpossible: Delroy Wilson / Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
23ImpossiblePrince JazzboChoice of VersionImpossible: Delroy Wilson / Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
24Keep On TryingDelroy WilsonStudio One Discomixes Vol. 12What A Happy Day: Burning SpearCoxsone Dodd
25Keep On Trying VersionSound DimensionStudio One Discomixes Vol. 12What A Happy Day: Burning SpearCoxsone Dodd
26What A Happy Day (Rare Stereo Mix)Burning SpearCreation Rebel: The Original Classic Recordings From Studio OneWhat A Happy Day: Burning SpearCoxsone Dodd
27I Don't Want To See You CryJohn HoltBest of Studio One Vol. 2: Full UpI Don't Want To See You Cry: John Holt / Ken Boothe / Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
28I Don't Want To See You CryKen BootheMr Rock Steady
29I Don't Want To See You CryKen BootheCrying Over You
30I Don't Want To See You CryDelroy WilsonSarge
31Feel Good All OverDelroy WilsonStudio One Discomixes Vol. 15Feel Good All Over: Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
32Feel Good All Over Version (Part 1)Sound DimensionStudio One Discomixes Vol. 15Feel Good All Over: Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
33Feel Good All Over Version (Part 2)Sound DimensionStudio One Discomixes Vol. 15Feel Good All Over: Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
34Feel Good All OverKing SportyOur Thing: Early DJs at Studio OneFeel Good All Over: Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
35Have Some MercyDelroy WilsonBetter Must ComeHave Some Mercy: Delroy WilsonBunny 'Striker' Lee
36Jazzbo's Mercy (AKA Youth In Service)Prince JazzboMr Funny
37Dread Inna BabylonJacob MillerDon't Give Up Your CultureHave Some Mercy: Delroy WilsonRoy Blackbeard Sinclair
38Have Some MercyDelroy WilsonMoneyHave Some Mercy: Delroy WilsonBunny 'Striker' Lee
39Have Some MercyShorty The PresidentFire FireHave Some Mercy: Delroy WilsonBunny 'Striker' Lee
40Sun Is ShiningWailersSongs Of FreedomSun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruBob Marley
41Sun Is Shining (version)WailersComplete Wailers Pt2 D1: Soul Revolution Part II (1967 to 1972)Sun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black Uhuru
42Dub To The RescueAggrovatorsDub Gone Crazy Vol. 1Sun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruBunny 'Striker' Lee
43Sun Is ShiningDelroy WilsonMoneySun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruBunny 'Striker' Lee
44Shining DubKing TubbyShining DubSun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruFat Man
45Rebel SkankShorty The PresidentHigher RankingSun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruBunny 'Striker' Lee
46Wicked Down FallBig JoeAt the ControlSun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruBunny 'Striker' Lee
47Sun Is ShiningWinston MatthewsStudio One Roots Vol 2Sun Is Shining: Wailers / Johnny Clarke / Delroy Wilson / Black UhuruCoxsone Dodd
48MoneyDelroy WilsonMr. Cool OperatorIm Still Waiting: Bob Marley & The WailersBunny 'Striker' Lee
49Flash Your DreadPrince HammerRastafari BiblePlease Be True: Alexander Henry / Cornell Campbell / Suagr Minott / Leggo Violence:Johnny Clarke
50Money DubKing TubbyKing Tubby On The MixMoney: Delroy Wilson
51Rain From The SkiesDelroy WilsonGood All OverRain From the Skies: Slim Smith / Delroy Wilson / John Holt / Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
52Dub From The SkyPrince JazzboChoice of VersionRain From the Skies: Slim Smith / Delroy Wilson / John Holt / Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
53Rain From The SkiesHorace AndyFeel Good All OverRain From the Skies: Slim Smith / Delroy Wilson / John Holt / Dennis BrownBunny 'Striker' Lee
54Rain From The SkiesSlim SmithRain From The SkiesRain From the Skies: Slim Smith / Delroy Wilson / John Holt / Dennis BrownBunny 'Striker' Lee
55It's Raining DubAggrovatorsDubbing It Studio One Style
56Leggo BeastJohn Holt & Big YouthChi Chi RunRain From the Skies: Slim Smith / Delroy Wilson / John Holt / Dennis BrownPrince Buster
57Rain From The SkiesBarry BrownStep It Up YouthmanRain From the Skies: Slim Smith / Delroy Wilson / John Holt / Dennis BrownBunny 'Striker' Lee
58Riding For A FallDelroy WilsonBest of Delroy WilsonRiding For A Fall: Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
59Riding For A FallJohn HoltTime Is the MasterRiding For A Fall: Delroy WilsonHarry Mudie
60Riding For a FallHorace AndyThe Prime Of Horace AndyRiding For A Fall: Delroy Wilson / Horace Andy / Johnny ClarkeBunny 'Striker' Lee
61Riding For A FallDelroy WilsonMoneyRiding For A Fall: Delroy Wilson / Horace Andy / Johnny ClarkeBunny 'Striker' Lee
62Riding For A Fall VersionClint EastwoodKing In The ArenaRiding For A Fall: Delroy Wilson / Horace Andy / Johnny ClarkeBunny 'Striker' Lee
63Riding In A Dub GrooveAggrovatorsDubbing It Studio One StyleRiding For A Fall: Delroy Wilson / Horace Andy / Johnny ClarkeBunny 'Striker' Lee
64Riding For A FallTrinityDreadlocks SatisfactionRiding For A Fall: Delroy Wilson / Horace Andy / Johnny ClarkeBunny 'Striker' Lee
65I Shall Not RemoveDelroy WilsonI Shall Not RemoveI Shall Not Remove: Delroy Wilson
66I Shall Not Remove [Extended]Cornell CampbellI Shall Not Remove 1975-80I Shall Not Remove: Delroy WilsonW. Thompson & Bunny Lee
67The Stepping DubKing TubbyThe Roots Of DubI Shall Not Remove: Delroy WilsonBunny 'Striker' Lee
68I Shall Not RemoveRas Michael & The Sons Of NegusFreedom SoundsI Shall Not Remove: Delroy WilsonPete Weston