Cyril “Dry Bread” Ferguson was a songwriter and guitarist hailing from Crooked Island in the Bahamas. His nickname originates from his voracious appetite and his own humble beginnings. His work for Bahamian Label GBI stemmed from an award he received from label founder Frank Penn: Most Potential Artist at the inaugural Music Maker of the Year Awards in 1972, tradition Penn began in hopes of further invigorating public interest in Grand Bahama artists.
Stunned by Ferguson’s performance of his original composition Yamar, Penn invited him to GBI to cut a record. The b-side Words To My Song is a tongue-tied prediction of writer’s block, created on the spot and inspired by drummer Ebo’s flawless skin wizardry. It’s a fantastic soul/funk gem and I’m pretty chuffed I accidentally stumbled upon this one! Check it out above.