A music blog filled with new discoveries, edits, mash-ups and general musical inspirations by DJ Glamjack, an artist and enthusiast of dance, disco, house and left field music based in Brooklyn, NY.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Pass It On
Happy Friday! Today I'm featuring a beautiful and inspirational song called "Pass It On" by Eddie Hooper. Very little is known about this incredible Guyanese singer. I came across an 1980's article about him from a Guyanese newspaper. During the early 1950's, Eddie Hooper performed under the name "Lord Inventor" and cut his first hit record entitled "Baccoo Inside". He was very well known in the Caribbean and had a brilliant career as a singer, composer, arranger and entertainer. In 1979, his fame sky rocketed by releasing a 12-inch pressing of "Pass It On" on HEAD records and quickly climbed the charts in New York. This song never fails to amaze and inspire with a sweet disco reggae feel sprinkled with some interesting spacey guitar sections. Also I advise you to listen to the lyrics carefully because the message is beautiful, simple, sweet and powerful! Sadly, I learned this amazing musician passed away in 1996. I am sure his legacy is huge in Guyana and the Caribbean. This song keeps me going, now I got to pack since I'm "going" on another trip to the Fish Kill Mountains to rehearse for upcoming theatre production so I will not post until Monday. I will keep you posted. Have a joyous weekend and hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.