Monday, April 23, 2007


DANGER IN YOUR EYES by The Paragons.

"Calling Studio One of the late 60s the 'Jamaican Motown' would probably be flattering Berry Gordy's company." This quote, or at least this sentiment, is well known among fans of Jamaican music. Danger in Your Eyes is a selection from The Paragons, who are a well known (or at least "seminal") rocksteady group who recorded for Coxsone Dodd. The Tide Is High, later covered by Blondie, is a Paragons song. In Jamaica, John Holt went solo and became famous in his own right, though Danger is actually written and lead by another member, Don Evans.

Danger In Your Eyes is quintessential soulful, beautifully sung, mid-tempo Studio One rocksteady. But there's something sinister about the horn hook that has made a popular choice for reworkings over the years.


Photo: Antumalal (2).


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