Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Jamaican Country Tunes

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August 30, 2011

2. David Isaacs, “Just Enough To Keep Me Hanging On” (Gosdin Brothers)

This Lee Perry production features an incredibly rousing vocal performance from the late David Isaacs that my friend David Ma has called “one of the saddest songs in the history of love songs.” Although the lyrics are the same, Isaacs’ haunting vocals are so unique as to render the tune almost unrecognizable from the Gosdin Brothers original, or the better known version by Vern Gosdin (minus brother Rex) and Emmylou Harris.