June 2, 2010, at 12:27 am

The 100 greatest Rocksteady tunes #28

Afred Hitchcock – Bobby Ellis And The Crystalites (Derrick Harriott Production)

Yet more from Derrick Harriott, this time an instrumental. It’s hard to top a rocksteady instrumental with Derrick Harriott in the producers chair, and with Bobby Ellis at the fore with a wonderfully mournful horns lead you realy can’t go wrong…this is sublime stuff.

Bobby Ellis, a product of the Alpha Boys School, played with the Mighty Vikings in the early 60’s. This connection with Derrick Harriott (the groups singer) and the band’s leader Desmond Miles means he must have been an obvious choice when Harriott was looking for session players for the Desmond Miles Seven and/or The Crystalites in the rocksteady era.

Alfred Hitchcock was re-released on the Heartbeat CD Riding the Derrick Harriott – Musical Chariot (which was re-issued as Reggae’s Greatest Hits Volume 5).


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