Article number: SJRLP422
2XLP.Soul Jazz Records new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists – Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott – alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford Road studio.
Lovers rock brought together many elements and here you will find sweet harmonies, late 1960s rocksteady, 1970s soul covers, discomixes, recuts and new rhythms – which all fit together in a timeless twilight of love & harmony – as if lovers silhouetted by a Kingston sunset.
Here you will find stone-cold classic Studio One tunes – Marcia Griffiths ‘Truly’, Horace Andy’s I’ll Be Gone super-rare cuts like Carlton and The Shoes killer 70s versions of Never Give Your Heart Away and Let Me Love You (vocal cut to Jackie Mittoo’s mighty Wall Street), The Invaders sweet lovers rocksteady bomb ‘Sweet Soul Rocking’ (currently for sale at £2,500 on discogs!) and many more!
This new album comes with sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley, the acclaimed author of Bass Culture, Sounds Like London and Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music. The album is pressed on heavyweight double gatefold vinyl.
A1 –Alton Ellis Tumbling Tears (12" Discomix) 7:18
A2 –The Heptones I Hold The Handle 2:26
A3 –Carlton And The Shoes Never Give Your Heart Away 3:09
A4 –The Minstrels (3) Yours Until Tomorrow 3:03
A5 –Jerry Jones Oh Me Oh My 2:32
B1 –Horace Andy I'll Be Gone 2:23
B2 –Carlton And The Shoes Let Me Love You (12" Discomix) 8:32
B3 –The Invaders Soulful Music 2:14
B4 –Sugar Minott Ghetto Girl 4:05
C1 –Marcia Griffiths Truly 2:59
C2 –Devon Russell My Woman's Love 2:46
C3 –Billy Cole (3) Rock All Night 2:42
C4 –Freddie McGregor I Don't Know 2:37
C5 –Cornel Campbell* Didn't I 3:47
C6 –Horace Andy Wanna Be Free 3:19
D1 –The Heptones My Ting A Ling (12" Discomix) 7:44
D2 –Alton Ellis Someone (Extended Mix) 5:36
D3 –The Righteous Flames I Was Born To Be Love 2:54