Tony Curtis
Music Ambassador-Walboomers Music
November 18, 2002

Track list
  1. Jah I Thank You
  2. My God Is Real
  3. Stronger
  4. High Grade
  5. Sweet Lady
  6. Sexy Lips
  7. Faith
  8. I Believe I Can Fly
  9. Rolling
  10. Love Shoulda Brought You Home
  11. Desperado
  12. Once Upon A Time
  13. Nobody
  14. Time Has Come
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Born in September of 1971 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, as Curtis Antonio O’Brien, he knew that music was his mission from early on, even if he never envisioned it as a career. Young Curtis O’brien would go to church, approaching the mic anytime the opportunity presented itself. The young singer began to enter local talent shows, mashing up the place with classic cover tunes. From talent shows to the local studios, Curtis began to voice a few dubplates for the local club and some small sounds. As his reputation grew, Producer Clive Kennedy took notice of the young singer and in 1988 took him to the studio to record his first song, "Tell Me You Will", released on the Aquarius label.Still in school, Curtis would bounce back and forth between the studio and the classroom, until the draw of the music business became too strong to resist.

Curtis hopped on the bus for Ocho Rios to pursue his life long dream of being a singer. The singer’s first real taste of success came from a song voiced for Courtney Cole’s Roof label, a combination with his childhood friend, DJ Jigsy King. The song was the classic "Butterfly". Curtis’ debut album, Designing Woman, was released on Roof in 1994. After that he began to branch out, voicing for different producers, scoring a huge hit for Stone Love with another combination with Jigsy, "My Sound A Murder" on the classic "Real Rock" rhythm. After several more legendary Stone Love tunes he recorded "Sailing" for Bobby Digital and tunes for Winston Riley, John John & Tony Kelly. In the six years since the release of his debut album, Tony Curtis has been busy delivering outstanding tunes with his exceptional voice.

The album 'Stronger' collects some of the best work of his career. Here you will find hits like his interpretation of the R. Kelly hitsingle I Believe I Can Fly, the popular Harmony House tune Jah I Thank You, which comes across the 'Mr.Fix It' riddim and the 'current' self-produced single High Grade. The latter must be one of the most exceptional remakes of the Burt Bacharach tune 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head'. The Stingray production My God Is Real has always been one of our favorite Tony Curtis tunes. The same goes for the uptempo Richie D produced tune Sweet Lady. John John produced Once Upon A Time, a tune made famous by the late Delroy Wilson. The only tune which fails to make an impression is Desperado because of the synthesizer arrangement.