Bright Beam
CD Single
December 20, 2011

Artist & tune

  • Leroy Sibbles - Next To You - Main Mix
  • Leroy Sibbles - Next To You - Dub
  • Leroy Sibbles - Next To You - TV Track
  • Leroy Sibbles - Next To You - Version
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Leroy 'Heptones' Sibbles is one of the living legends of reggae. The influence he had on the development of reggae and the boost he has given reggae music simply cannot be ignored. As lead singer of The Heptones he was responsible for some of reggae's finest tunes.

Leroy Sibbles and friends have adapted '(I Wanna Get) Next To You', the Motown classic from 1976. It was written by the famous Norman Whitfield for the Temptations, but it was the group Rose Royce that scored a hit with it. Leroy Sibbles stays pretty close to this wonderful tune, except for the reggae riddim of course. Leroy himself plays bass on this tune, Dwight Pinkney is on guitar, while Donovan Palmer (Fab 5) takes care of keys and other instruments. Great effort when Motown meets Reggae!

Here's the link to the official Leroy Sibbles website.