Saturday, October 11, 2008

RIP Alton Ellis

Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You

I've just read that reggae singer Alton Ellis, whose "Girl I've Got a Date" was featured on a recent podcast, has died of cancer in London. It was only recently that I became aware of Ellis and his music, but his soulful singing and fine recordings deserve a memorial feature here. A remake of today's selection, not to be mistaken for the Al Green song of the same name (not to be mistaken for the Rufus Thomas song of the same name) was recorded by dancehall star Sean Paul and made quite some noise, but the Ellis side is worth a listen today.

1 comment:

Keith said...

I've only recently myself come to know of him. I'm really sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed. R.I.P.