Eric Donaldson’s musical journey is one that inspires. After his earlier records at Studio One went unreleased, Donaldson decided to continue to pursue music on his own, which led to him submitting an original composition, “Cherry Oh Baby,” to the Festival Song Competition in 1971. The song took the top spot at the competition, eventually being issued as single and becoming a local hit. The song would reach a wider audience when it was covered by rock artists, including the Rolling Stones (on their 1976 Black and Blue release) and UB40 (1983’s Labour of Love).

Now Busy Signal and Patrice Roberts just put a new twist to it!