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Few Jamaican music makers have demonstrated greater versatility or proficiency than Lloyd Charmers, who first made his name on the Jamaican music scene as a youthful singer- songwriter in the early 60s, performing as half of the popular duo, The Charmers. Subsequent solo works along with a spell with The Uniques vocal trio ultimately led on to a move into record production. Over the years that immediately followed, his output as both a performer and producer included multiple major reggae hits, most notably Ken Boothe's chart-topping version of 'Everything I Own', the success of which confirmed Charmer's position as one of the Jamaica's finest talents. Soon after this international best-seller, he produced works by a number of other leading Jamaican-based acts, their number including keyboard maestro Harold Butler, popular singer Dobby Dobson and the multi-talented Richard Ace - and it is these three supremely gifted artists whose work primarily comprises this collection. CD1 opens with Butler's widely sought-after 'Gold Connection' album, an instrumental collection from 1976 featuring nine superior reggae and soul instrumental sides, including popular versions of 'That's The Way I Like It' and the title track. The remainder of the disc collects the remainder of Charmers's productions from the period, which features major hits and rarities performed by a variety of gifted artists, with all recordings pre-dating his permanent relocation to the UK around the close of that same year. The second disc presents Dobby Dobson's oft-overlooked tribute to the pre-ska era, 'Sweet Dream' on which the singer skilfully updates a number of songs first made popular in Jamaica in the late 50s and early 60s. The bonus material includes Dobson's popular updates of a further two oldies but goodies, along with tracks from a previously unissued album project aimed at showcasing the considerable vocal and keyboard talents of Richard Ace. The standard of the performances and productions on this compilation is second to none, and with almost all the recordings previously unavailable on CD, it is an essential acquisition for both completists and all those who prefer their reggae with a little bit of soul.
Few Jamaican music makers have demonstrated greater versatility or proficiency than Lloyd Charmers, who first made his name on the Jamaican music scene as a youthful singer- songwriter in the early 60s, performing as half of the popular duo, The Charmers. Subsequent solo works along with a spell with The Uniques vocal trio ultimately led on to a move into record production. Over the years that immediately followed, his output as both a performer and producer included multiple major reggae hits, most notably Ken Boothe's chart-topping version of 'Everything I Own', the success of which confirmed Charmer's position as one of the Jamaica's finest talents. Soon after this international best-seller, he produced works by a number of other leading Jamaican-based acts, their number including keyboard maestro Harold Butler, popular singer Dobby Dobson and the multi-talented Richard Ace - and it is these three supremely gifted artists whose work primarily comprises this collection. CD1 opens with Butler's widely sought-after 'Gold Connection' album, an instrumental collection from 1976 featuring nine superior reggae and soul instrumental sides, including popular versions of 'That's The Way I Like It' and the title track. The remainder of the disc collects the remainder of Charmers's productions from the period, which features major hits and rarities performed by a variety of gifted artists, with all recordings pre-dating his permanent relocation to the UK around the close of that same year. The second disc presents Dobby Dobson's oft-overlooked tribute to the pre-ska era, 'Sweet Dream' on which the singer skilfully updates a number of songs first made popular in Jamaica in the late 50s and early 60s. The bonus material includes Dobson's popular updates of a further two oldies but goodies, along with tracks from a previously unissued album project aimed at showcasing the considerable vocal and keyboard talents of Richard Ace. The standard of the performances and productions on this compilation is second to none, and with almost all the recordings previously unavailable on CD, it is an essential acquisition for both completists and all those who prefer their reggae with a little bit of soul.
5013929284043
Harold Butler - Gold Connection (Uk)

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 05/17/2024
UPC: 5013929284043

Gold Connection (Uk)
Artist: Harold Butler
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Darling I Like It - the Harold Butler Connection
2. I Love Music - the Harold Butler Connection
3. Latin Hustle Reggae - the Harold Butler Connection
4. Do It Anyday - the Harold Butler Connection
5. Gold Connection (Disco Version) - the Harold Butler Connection
6. That's the Way I Like It - the Harold Butler Connection
7. Love's Theme - the Harold Butler Connection
8. Ire Rocker - the Harold Butler Connection
9. Fly Robin Reggae - the Harold Butler Connection
10. Skin Tight (Instrumental) -C.H.A.R.M
11. Supernatural (7" Mix) - Richard Ace
12. Just a Dream (7" Mix) - Dobby Dobson
13. L. Sucks - Lloyd Charmers
14. My Last Date - Sister Stern
15. Gathering - the Africans
16. Sing la la - Lloyd Charmers
17. Julie (I Love Truly) - Richard Ace
18. Sweeter Than Honey (7" Mix) - Dobby Dobson
19. Devoted to You - Sister Stern
20. Stand Up and Be Counted - Richard Ace
21. Imagination (7" Mix) - Delroy Wilson
22. Tootsie Wootsie Lollipop (La la la) - Lloyd Charmers
23. Whispering Bells - Dobby Dobson
24. You're Mine, All Mine - Dobby Dobson
25. Oh Gee - Dobby Dobson
26. Little Star - Dobby Dobson
27. Win Your Love for Me - Dobby Dobson
28. Sweet Dreams - Dobby Dobson
29. Muriel - Dobby Dobson
30. Cherie - Dobby Dobson
31. Don't Believe Him, Donna - Dobby Dobson
32. This Is My Story - Dobby Dobson
33. The Great Pretender - Dobby Dobson
34. Just a Dream (12" Mix) - Dobby Dobson
35. Sweeter Than Honey (12" Mix) - Dobby Dobson
36. Stay (12" Mix) - Lloyd Charmers
37. Wish You Were Mine - Richard Ace
38. Supernatural (12" Mix) - Richard Ace
39. Stale Mate - Richard Ace
40. You'll Always Be on My Mind - Richard Ace ; Lloyd Charmers
41. Love Can Make You Happy - Richard Ace
42. Stay (Instrumental) - Richard Ace

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Few Jamaican music makers have demonstrated greater versatility or proficiency than Lloyd Charmers, who first made his name on the Jamaican music scene as a youthful singer- songwriter in the early 60s, performing as half of the popular duo, The Charmers. Subsequent solo works along with a spell with The Uniques vocal trio ultimately led on to a move into record production. Over the years that immediately followed, his output as both a performer and producer included multiple major reggae hits, most notably Ken Boothe's chart-topping version of 'Everything I Own', the success of which confirmed Charmer's position as one of the Jamaica's finest talents. Soon after this international best-seller, he produced works by a number of other leading Jamaican-based acts, their number including keyboard maestro Harold Butler, popular singer Dobby Dobson and the multi-talented Richard Ace - and it is these three supremely gifted artists whose work primarily comprises this collection. CD1 opens with Butler's widely sought-after 'Gold Connection' album, an instrumental collection from 1976 featuring nine superior reggae and soul instrumental sides, including popular versions of 'That's The Way I Like It' and the title track. The remainder of the disc collects the remainder of Charmers's productions from the period, which features major hits and rarities performed by a variety of gifted artists, with all recordings pre-dating his permanent relocation to the UK around the close of that same year. The second disc presents Dobby Dobson's oft-overlooked tribute to the pre-ska era, 'Sweet Dream' on which the singer skilfully updates a number of songs first made popular in Jamaica in the late 50s and early 60s. The bonus material includes Dobson's popular updates of a further two oldies but goodies, along with tracks from a previously unissued album project aimed at showcasing the considerable vocal and keyboard talents of Richard Ace. The standard of the performances and productions on this compilation is second to none, and with almost all the recordings previously unavailable on CD, it is an essential acquisition for both completists and all those who prefer their reggae with a little bit of soul.
        
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