Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Two Faces Have I - Lou Christie- 1963
I've often read that Jamaican musicians got that skip-beat for Ska and Reggae from American pop music, and I believe it. It's often attributed to soul records from Kansas City in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Jamaican DJs would travel to KC and New Orleans looking for records that would make their shows stand out. It's a very plausible story.
I don't know how this cut would fit into that narrative, but it's certainly got a Reggae beat.