Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Various Artists (1994) -Touch Me In The Morning

Artist: various
Album: Touch Me In The Morning (25 Soulful Classics, Reggae Style 1964-74)
Released: 1994
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 161 MB

“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. ~ by Jo-Ann Greene, allmusic.com

1 Dennis Brown – My Girl
2 Tamlins, The – Since I Lost My Baby
3 Slim Smith – Everybody Needs Love
4 Delroy Wilson – Put Yourself In My Place
5 John Holt – Alfie
6 Chosen Few* – I Second That Emotion
7 Bob & Marcia – Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
8 Slim Smith – Love And Affection (I'm Gonna Make You Love Me)
9 Harry J All Stars* – My Cherie Amour
10 Delano Stewart* – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
11 Bobby Blue – Doggone Right
12 Bob & Marcia – Onion Song
13 John Holt – Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday
14 Audrey* – Someday We'll Be Together
15 Jay Boys, The – I Can't Get Next To You
16 Chosen Few* – Tears Of A Clown
17 Lloyd Charmers – Just My Imagination
18 Joy White – My Guy
19 Horace Andy – Ain't No Sunshine
20 Now Generation* – Ben
21 John Holt – Help Me Make It Through The Night
22 Lloyd Charmers – Sweet Harmony
23 John Holt – Touch Me In The Morning
24 Lloyd Charmers – Keep Getting It On
25 Pat Rhoden – Living For The City

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