Dr Kitch – Lord Kitchener – “I cannot stand the size of your needle” – from one of Ska and Calypso’s legends. But another ‘risky’ tune that got the Blue Note a bad name, attracting loads of Jamaican lads down to town from the Moss (1969-70).
First played by Roger Eagle at ‘The Wheel’ in 64′ and covered by Georgie Fame.
Of course it was this man who kicked of the popularity of Jamaican music in Britain – with his hit CALYPSO – THE ROAD (yet to walk) :
The Road a song about the 1963 Carnival in Kingston was played by Roger Eagle at the first Twisted Wheel (the ‘B’ side of “Neighbour”) and got a few plays years later at the Blue Note club in Manchester – often requested by my friend Lincoln who DJ’d at the Blue Note All-Nighters.