Not too long ago I was asked if I could play Jamaica Farewell. At that point, I thought I might have recognized the title, but didn’t really know the song.
Went and listened to it and liked the tune, so I learned it. It’s a traditional song from Jamaica. I was listening to the Harry Belafonte version a bit. (He sings it in another key).
One of my friends said this, “it’s got a complicated feel to it: like, it’s upbeat but also sad. kind of a bittersweet feel”. I liked that description.
This video is dedicated to Tissa in Los Angeles. And thanks to Sachi for the photo of him!