Oh Carolina featuring Toots Hibbert

from by D. Bess

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"Oh Carolina" features reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals trading lead vocals with D. Bess. His vocals were recorded at legendary Anchor Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. Check out the "Oh Carolina" music video shot in Kingston, Jamaica!


Well they been sayin that I’m a sinner
And that I’m never gonna be no bread winner
I ain’t sayin that I’m a saint, all I’m sayin that I like her face
Cause yesterday I liked to play, but today I’d like to set this record straight
Well sometimes you got to take a chance
Oh Carolina may I have this dance

2nd Verse: My heart, well it’s a fruit, and it’s ripe honey just for you
So take a taste of who I am, cause one day I will be gone and dead yes
Well yeseterday I jumped around, but today I see it different somehow
Cause you’re a peach and I’m so dumb
I’m so found and I’m struck and I’m so in love


from Man vs. Bear, released April 1, 2012
written and performed by D. Bess*
produced by D. Bess

*featuring Toots Hibbert on vocals


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D. Bess Chicago, Illinois

D. Bess is a one-man-band who loops all his licks live: reggae/ska/blues-hop and roll. Using a cajon, percussion, guitar, bass and harmonizing his vocals, he builds and records layers of instrumentation to create the sound of a one-man-band.

He released his first album as D. Bess in April of 2012. The album, Man vs. Bear, features reggae legend and icon Toots Hibbert on the track "Oh Carolina".
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