August 8, 2022

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Wayne Armond Places a Reggae Really feel on Tennessee Whiskey

by Howard Campbell

[SOUTH FLORIDA] – At any time when Chris Stapleton sings Tennessee Whiskey at his reveals, it will get raucous response. The nation singer lined the music in 2015 and his model has grow to be an anthem.

Singer/guitarist Wayne Armond just lately put his spin on the monitor. The monitor was first recorded by nation artist David Allan Coe in 1981. Armond, greatest recognized for his work with the reggae band Chalice, by no means heard of Tennessee Whiskey till just lately.

Wayne Armond

“My enterprise associate and I have been within the studio working with one among his artists and he stated he would love to listen to a reggae model of a music named Tennessee Whiskey which I had by no means heard earlier than,” he recalled.

Armond checked out Stapleton’s mega hit on YouTube as soon as he bought residence and went about remodeling its nation/blues taste to reggae. His model was launched in Might by My MM Productions. The corporate was launched in Florida final 12 months by Orville Marshall, his enterprise affiliate.

As soon as he listened to Stapleton’s bluesy cowl, Armond discovered it straightforward giving it a reggae really feel.

“As a guitarist, it wasn’t something excellent. I appreciated the strains, I appreciated the lick….it was the simplicity, the gorgeous melody and the best way the man sang it. Mainly, that’s it,” he defined.

Armond’s ‘reggae-rized’ minimize of Tennessee Whiskey is amongst My MM Productions’ preliminary releases. There are two different songs — Don’t Belief Dem by Costa Rican singer Stevie Malekuu and Warfare A Gwaan by Luciano, each completed on the Transfusion ‘riddim’.

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The label’s present productions are accomplished by Wayne Picks on Alton Ellis, an instrumental album of Alton Ellis songs.