Horace Andy – Skylarking [Studio One 1969]

This album is so great we are showing the front and back of the record sleeve.

Horace Andy - Skylarking (Studio One 1969)
Horace Andy - Skylarking (Studio One 1969) Back View

Horace Andy released his classic ‘Skylarking’ album on Studio One for Coxsone Dodd – the term ‘skylarking’ refers to people not taking things seriously, something that Horace Andy is not guilty of on this record.

I really like this cover, it has a similar look and feel to US gospel album covers from the 1960s – and you can’t argue with Horace’s outfit, those creases are razor sharp. I also like the setting chosen for the photography and the concrete ribcage structure in the background.

Anyway, on to the music – it’s basically a great collection of Andy’s earlier hits that were all aggregated onto one album for release at the time. It features many of the all-time classic tracks that made him famous, all sung in his unique fragile and haunting vocal style.

If you only get one Horace Andy album, then this should provide all you need.

Track Listing:

1 Where do the children play
2 Just say who
3 Love of a woman
4 Skylarking
5 Mammie blue
6 Please don’t go
7 Every tongue shall tell
8 Something on my mind
9 See a man’s face
10 Don’t cry
11 I’ll be gone
12 Got to be sure

Listen To It

Listen to ‘Skylarking’ by Horace Andy:

Listen to ‘Love of a Woman’ by Horace Andy:

Buy It

Sadly this album is pretty hard to find now and it hasn’t yet been digitized as a single release, however, the good news is that most of the tracks from it can be found on some killer Horace Andy compilation albums that are all readily available for download.

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