Thursday, November 28, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Neville Grant

Artist:Neville Grant
Song:Sick and Tired
Album:The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook

Neville Grant was a Jamaican session drummer who recorded a few singles in the 70s. The best known of these singles was his 1973 cover of the 1958 Fats Domino classic Sick and Tired. In the 70s, Grant worked with legendary producer Lee "Scratch" Perry and later on he worked with Junior Delgado, Dennis Brown and Joe Gibbs. He also worked a lot with keyboard player Ansel Collins. Grant recorded the single Black Man's Time in 1972. This was on Lee "Scratch" Perry's Upsetter label. Perry liked it so he had Grant record a cover of the Mac Davis hit Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me and then Sick and Tired. Sick and Tired was written by Fats Domino, Chris Kenner and Dave Bartholomew and Domino recorded it in 1958. After that Grant went back to working as a session drummer for all kinds of artists including Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Junior Delgado and he worked for producer Joe Gibbs for many years. Sick and Tired is obscure but it has turned up on a few various artists comps including this Dave Bartholomew comp from Ace Records. Grant may seem out of place with some of the 50s artists like Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly but it's an interesting CD. Here's a video for Sick and Tired by Neville Grant.

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