Singer and producer, Derrick Harriott, has been in and around the music business in Jamaica for well over 50 years. I hadn’t thought about him until a few days ago when I noticed his record shop in Kingston. I was surprised.
Harriott is one of the pioneers of Jamaican music — one of its movers and shakers. He had his own label, Crystal, and produced several well known artists. At one point, he even had a show on one of the local radio stations. Harriott has several albums, including compilations, to his credit.
Give a listen to Walk the Streets and Close to Me. I also stumbled on to this interview he did last year.
10 comments on “Soulful Sundays: Derrick Harriott”
Thanks for the introduction to this singer, who I did not know of. Nice tracks via the links, Marcia!
I love this!! Very nice
Glad you do, Shannon. Sometimes even I forget the oldies and where the music was back then.
You’re welcome, Andrew. He’s one of the pioneers, still alive, still performing.
Never heard of this guy but I certainly appreciate the introduction. Very nice music!
Thanks, Paul, glad you like. He’s a veteran musician, a pioneer.
Thanks for the memory… he has such a sweet voice.
You’ll welcome, Elizabeth. And he’s still singing.
Excellent music Marcia, many thanks for bringing him forward here 🙂
Glad you like it, Arti. Thanks!
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