Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Lovers

Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Lovers

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Release Date: 15/03/2024
Format: 2LP Black
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Catalogue Number: SJRLP116

Lovingly compiled, this album features only the finest Lovers from Jamaica’s finest label. From Blues parties in London, Birmingham, Bristol etc Lovers Rock quickly became one of the UK’s finest-ever musical movements.

Sweet harmonies, soulful reggae, love songs – the key ingredients of Lovers Rock - were all based on the revival of many of the classic Rocksteady harmony groups of the late 60s and early 70s, such as The Heptones, Carlton and The Shoes, Larry & Alvin, The Paragons, that Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd’s Studio One and rival Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label produced hit after hit with as they fought for dominance in the dancehalls of Kingston.

As well as these classic harmony groups, this album also features fine contributions from many of the reggae greats – Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson – All artists who became stars at the legendary Studio One Records which Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, describes as "The University of Reggae".


1. Delroy Wilson – I Don't Know Why
2. Basil Daley – Hold Me Baby
3. Myrna Hague – Touch Me Baby
4. John Holt & The Paragons – Darling, I Need Your Loving
5. The Sharks – How Could I Live (1st Cut)
6. The Mad Lads – Ten To One
7. Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Magic (2nd Cut)
8. Larry & Alvin – Your Love
9. Freddy & Jenny – Too Long Will Be Too Late
10. Alton Ellis – Let Him Try
11. Albert Tomlinson – Don't Wait For Me
12. Horace Andy – Got To Be Sure
13. Carlton & His Shoes – Never Give Your Heart Away
14. The Heptones – Ready To Learn
15. Bob & Marcia – Really Together (No Strings)
16. Ernest Wilson – Undying Love
17. Bob Marley & The Wailers – I'm Still Waiting (1st Cut)
18. Doreen Schaeffer – We're All Alone