Sunday, April 14, 2013

Reggae Got Soul w/ Undercover

As the dawn of the 60s approached, Jamaica was awash with the sweet soulful sounds of Motown. Harmony groups such as the The Uniques, The Heptones, The Paragons, The Techniques and The Wailers just took the latest soul and r&b hits from Shirley and Lee, Smokey Robinson, The Impressions, Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone and gave them the Jamaican Rocksteady do-over - it was the pop hit of the day - the original reggae mash-up! What resulted was reggae's enduring love affair (excuse the pun) with soul and in my opinion, some of the greatest music on earth. Styles changed through the early 70s with black independence gaining momentum in popular music and the rise of the funk and disco machine! Part 1 Part 2

Lloyd Williams - For Your Love
Ken Parker - How Strong
Nana McLean - Nana McLean
The Soulettes - King Street
Errol Dunkley - Running Child
The Uniques - Little Girl
Jiving Juniors - Moonlight Lover
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Playboy
Emotions - Soulful Music
Albert Tomilinson - Don't Wait For Me
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Teenager In Love
The Heptones - Only Sixteen
The Paragons - Black Bird Singing
Lord Creator - Unfaithful Baby
Joe White - Pretty Black Girl
Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
Alton Ellis - La La Means I Love You
The Techniques - I Wish It Would Rain
The Heptones - Baby
Owen Gray - Give Me Little Sign
The Pioneers, Lyn Taitt and The Jets - This Is Soul
Derrick Morgan - Great Musical
Slim Smith - Born to Love
The Techniques - Love Is Not a Gamble
Techniques - I'm In The Mood For Love
The Gladiators - Sweet Soul Music
Danny Simpson, Tommy Mccook and The Supersonics - Mary Poppins
Sensations - Long Time Me No See You Girl
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
Slim Smith and The Uniques - People Get Ready
Donovan Careless - Be Thankful
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
Willie Williams - No One Can Stop Us
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
Barry Brown - Give Love
Carl Dawkins - Carl Dawkins
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
Jackie Mittoo - Summer Breeze
Winston Francis - In The Summer Time
Alton Ellis - It's A Shame
Dennis Brown - Let Love In
Dennis Brown - Rain Drops Keep Falling
Nicky Thomas - We People
Senior Soul - Is It Because I'm Black?
Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black?
The Heptones - Message From A Black Man
The In Crowd - Mango Walk
Dennis Brown - Cheater
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
The Tamlins - Baltimore
Lloyd Parks & U Brown - Reach Out
Ronnie Davis & The Tennors - Swinging My Love
Norma Fraser - Respect
Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
Sound Dimension - Time is tight
Jerry Jones - Jerry Jones