Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Keith Stewart

Artist: Keith Stewart
LP: Jamaica Calling
Song: "Last Thing On My Mind" 
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Song: "Young Man" 
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I wanted to post something a little bit zippier today, but I've been feeling under the weather and Keith Stewart's warm voice is like a calming Caribbean bubble bath. He's like the Jamaican John Denver. After a ten year stint as half of Keith and Enid, Keith Stewart went solo in the late 1960s, working the hotels on the north coast of Jamaica. His version of "The Last Thing On My Mind" is one of the loveliest things I've heard in quite awhile. Sadly, Keith, who was also a talented painter and played a mean game of cricket, died of kidney cancer about four years ago; you can read more about Mr. Stewart in the Jamaica Observer here

[ Keith Stewart: July 1, 1938 — November 3, 2010 ]

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