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Try a Little Smile
by Doreen Schaffer (Doreen Shaffer)
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I first heard of Doreen Shaffer a few weeks' ago when we went to see The Skatalites in Southampton. I'd thought of them as a purely instrumental band, but not so, Doreen is the remaining founder member, and what a lovely lady, and still touring and singing. I feel privileged to have heard her, as I always feel when I've heard anyone from way back perform live. :-)

From Wikipedia:
Monica Johnson, better known by her stage name Doreen Shaffer (sometimes spelled Schaffer or Schaeffer), is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae singer. Known as the "Queen of Ska", she was a founding member in 1964 of the Skatalites.

Johnson was born in Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1940s to a German father and Costa Rican mother. She started singing at school, initially inspired by jazz singers such as Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. She began her career at Studio One, recording duets with Jackie Opel, before they both joined the Skatalites in 1964.
After the Skatalites disbanded in 1965, Shaffer continued as a solo singer. A collection of her recordings for producer Bunny Lee, First Lady of Reggae, was released in 1970. She had local success in the 1970s with singles "Sugar Sugar" and "Try a Little Smile". In 1979 she released an album with Naomi Phillips, and in 1986 recorded her debut album proper, Wonderful Sounds. She was part of the reformed Skatalites in 1992, and has continued to perform with them. Another solo album, Adorable, followed in 1997. In 2009 she collaborated with the Moon Invaders on the album Groovin'.
1977 - Studio One
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