Samstag, 6. Mai 2017

VA - Touch Me In The Morning (Trojan)

Aimed directly at lovers rock fans (everyone else wouldn't touch this in the morning or any other time of the day), this compilation features covers of 25 classic love songs performed by the cream of Jamaica's artists. Many of the originals were Motown hits, and you're sure to recognize every track here.

Stylistically, the covers range from early reggae to soulful lovers rock, and even on to the American-style pop that was briefly all the rage on the island. The artists read like a who's who list of Jamaican talent -- Dennis Brown, John Holt, Delroy Wilson, and many, many more. Although the songs may be considered by some as little more than lightweight pop, the performances suggest otherwise, and virtually every one of these tracks rings with sincere emotion. Bob & Marcia (aka Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths) reach profound depths on "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and Slim Smith is aquiver with vulnerability on "Everybody Needs Love," while the Jay Boys out-soul the Temptations on "I Can't Get Next to You." Lloyd Charmers exudes disbelief at his own good fortune on "Just My Imagination," and when Horace Andy sings "Ain't No Sunshine," you can feel the whole world darken. Every song included is of this same remarkable quality. Turn down the lights, turn up the stereo, and feel the passion.      

Tracklist:

1Dennis BrownMy Girl
2The TamlinsSince I Lost My Baby
3Slim SmithEverybody Needs Love
4Delroy WilsonPut Yourself In My Place
5John HoltAlfie
6Chosen FewI Second That Emotion
7Bob & MarciaAin't Nothing Like The Real Thing
8Slim SmithLove And Affection (I'm Gonna Make You Love Me)
9Harry J All StarsMy Cherie Amour
10Delano StewartWherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
11Bobby Blue Doggone Right
12Bob & MarciaOnion Song
13John HoltYester Me, Yester You, Yesterday
14AudreySomeday We'll Be Together
15The Jay BoysI Can't Get Next To You
16Chosen FewTears Of A Clown
17Lloyd CharmersJust My Imagination
18Joy WhiteMy Guy
19Horace AndyAin't No Sunshine
20Now GenerationBen
21John HoltHelp Me Make It Through The Night
22Lloyd CharmersSweet Harmony
23John HoltTouch Me In The Morning
24Lloyd CharmersKeep Getting It On
25Pat RhodenLiving For The City
    

VA - Touch Me In The Morning (Trojan)
(192 kbps, cover art included)

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