2 Sides Of My Heart Vol. 1
Gramps Morgan
Dada Son Entertainment
September 20, 2009

Gramps Morgan - 2 Sides of My Heart, Vol. 1 Track list
  1. Wash The Tears
  2. All Together
  3. Don't Cry For Jamaica
  4. Hold On
  5. Time
  6. Lonely
  7. Come Back To Bed
  8. Hush
  9. For One Night
  10. Power of Prayer feat. Buju Banton
  11. Roll Call
  12. Where Has Mama Gone
  13. Therapy Remix feat. India Arie
  14. Always & Forever
  15. One In A Million
  16. Higher In Love
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Total votes : 27
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
Gramps Morgan was told by his father that each child of the family would one day record their own music. His recent career has been melded with his siblings in Morgan Heritage, so we now get to hear Gramps' solo work for the first time which is featured on his debut album "2 Sides Of My Heart Vol.1". A first rate work indeed as Gramps gives us 16 great tunes, some destined to be classics like Power Of Prayer with Buju Banton, and some which are already hits like the remix of Therapy with India Arie.

This album highlights the great song writing of Gramps, his rich vocals and solid production. The songs have a very robust and organic feel to them, a pleasant break from the auto tunes overkill we are bombarded with from many productions nowadays that masks lack of talent. No need to worry with Gramps... years of being a musician, performing and writing reggae music have paid off as we hear an artist at his peak, delivering a whole album of great tunes, not just a few.

The song Always & Forever is a shout out to Lucky Dube, who was needlessly murdered two years ago. It is nice that someone has paid this great late artist some respect. Songs like Where Has Mama Gone is a call to the people not to loose track of values at home, while tunes like Don't Cry For Jamaica is meant to inspire youths to uplift themselves and not be victims. There is no shortage of sweet love songs with great tunes like Come Back To Bed, Higher In Love, and One In A Million.

All in all a superb effort and album by Gramps which rates as one of the best I have heard in 2009.