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Article ID CD-8772
Format 3x CD
Artist Various Artists
Title Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Janet Kay Silly Games
2 MP3 sample Carroll Thompson Hopelessly In Love
3 MP3 sample Brown Sugar I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks
4 MP3 sample Sister Stern Devoted To You
5 MP3 sample Dennis Bovell as African Stone Choose Me (7" mix)
6 MP3 sample Carroll Thompson Just A Little Bit
7 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Baby Love
8 MP3 sample Hortense Ellis (Love Comes From The Most) Unexpected Places
9 MP3 sample Sylvia Tella Spell (7" mix)
10 MP3 sample The J Sisters I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) (7" mix)
11 MP3 sample Marcia Aitken I'm Still In Love With You
12 MP3 sample Marie Pierre Can't Go Through With Life
13 MP3 sample Louisa Mark Keep It Like It Is
14 MP3 sample Errol Campbell African Queen
15 MP3 sample Barry Biggs & Ruddy Thomas Reflections Of My Life (7” mix)
16 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Moi Emma Ooh
17 MP3 sample Angelique Cry
18 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas When I Think Of You (7" mix)
19 MP3 sample Fil Callendar & The In Crowd Baby My Love
20 MP3 sample Louisa Mark Caught You In A Lie
21 MP3 sample Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket (1978 version)
22 MP3 sample Sugar Minott We've Got A Good Thing Going
23 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan You Make Me Feel So Good
24 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Dim The Light
25 MP3 sample June ‘JC' Lodge Someone Loves You, Honey
26 MP3 sample Leroy Brown Taxi (7” mix)
27 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas Loving Pauper
28 MP3 sample John Holt You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine
29 MP3 sample The In Crowd Sweet Man
30 MP3 sample Ken Boothe Walk Away From Love (7” mix)
31 MP3 sample Marcia Griffiths I'm Hurtin' Inside
32 MP3 sample Delroy Wilson Hooked On You
33 MP3 sample Keith Rowe Groovy Situation
34 MP3 sample Cornel Campbell Investigator
35 MP3 sample The Sensations Baby Love (1978 mix)
36 MP3 sample Dennis Brown Have You Ever Been In Love
37 MP3 sample Delroy Wilson People Are Doing It Every Day
38 MP3 sample Carroll Thompson & Sugar Minott I Want To Make It With You (12" mix)
39 MP3 sample John Holt Sweetie Come Brush Me
40 MP3 sample Dhaima Can't Buy My Love
41 MP3 sample Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse
42 MP3 sample Carroll Thompson I'm So Sorry
43 MP3 sample The In Crowd Getting Cozy (7” mix)
44 MP3 sample Freddie McGregor When Push Comes To Shove
45 MP3 sample Sugar Minott Lovers Race
46 MP3 sample Dennis Brown & John Holt Wildfire
47 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Personally Speaking
48 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas Just One Moment Away
49 MP3 sample Richard Ace Supernatural Thing
50 MP3 sample Dennis Brown Hold On To What You've Got (7” mix)
51 MP3 sample Barry Biggs Side Show (dancehall mix)
52 MP3 sample TT Ross My Last Date (With You)
53 MP3 sample Freddie McGregor Lover's Rock In A JA Style
54 MP3 sample Gladwin Wright Portrait of You
55 MP3 sample Delroy Wilson I'm Still Waiting (12” mix)
56 MP3 sample Marie Pierre Walk Away (7" mix)
57 MP3 sample Dennis Brown Love Has Found A Way
58 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Paradise (In Your Eyes)
59 MP3 sample John Holt Ghetto Queen
60 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas Key To The World
Style(s) Lovers Rock, Reggae
Label Trojan 78260
Year 2022
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m
Remarks digipack
The first British reggae sub-genre to achieve ‘outernational’ success and influence the music of Jamaica, lovers rock was a dominating force in the UK scene, from the mid-Seventies through to the close of the Eighties.

Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically-themed genre was heavily influenced by the styles of US R&B and the predominantly soulful Jamaican rock steady sound of the Sixties.

Despite the style achieving mainstream success with a number of major UK chart hits, lovers rock received scant attention in the mainstream media until the screening of Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series, “Small Axe”, the highlight of which was an aptly titled episode that paid tribute to the style and its impact upon British culture.

Since then, interest in the genre has continued to grow internationally and reflecting this trend comes this handsomely packaged album which is presented in 2 physical formats – 2x LP and 3CD.

Comprising the most popular and influential recordings in the style, the collection includes works by such legendary British performers as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty, notably Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Sugar Minott.

With its focus firmly upon the best-loved romantic reggae sounds of the Seventies and Eighties (whilst the 3CD set also digs deep into the archive), this essential collection of dancefloor favourites provides the most authentic representation of lovers rock sounds yet to see issue.
Price EUR 23.55
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