Album review
Time For Love
Pam Hall
VP Records-Walboomers Music
22 - 12 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Shouldn't Vex
  2. I Wish
  3. Time For Love
  4. Trouble In My Life
  5. Corner Me
  6. Humanity
  7. Interlude
  8. Sweetest Sound
  9. Obladee
  10. Tick Tock
  11. Archibald
  12. Ease My Soul
  13. Enough Is Enough
  14. Woo Me
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Since the early days of reggae music Jamaican artists have covered soul, pop en funk songs, often resulting in chart entries, but mostly these efforts were denied by the so called 'connoisseurs' of the music. In our opinion - as reviewers - you should judge the quality of the music, the emotion behind it and ignore your personal feelings about the kind of reggae music that's offered. Whether it's dub, roots, lovers or dancehall, it doesn't matter..listen to it carefully and write down your opinion. 'Time For Love" is the follow up to 'R&B Hits Reggae Style' by female vocalist Pam Hall, who is the award winning voice behind many of the "female vocal" hits in reggae music over the last few years. Her excellent interpretations of classic songs have scored her countless hours of reggae radio air play and seen her 'versions' rise to the number one spot on Jamaican radio time and again.
This current release sees Pam performing in a brisk mood. Mostly uptempo, with an occasional beautiful ballad such as the title track Time For Love, she displays her excellent vocal qualities on highlights like Trouble In My Life and Corner Me, the latter being her version of 'Ku Shum Peng' from Mikey Spice and Shabba. Just like Lloyd Brown she also pickes up 'Humanity' from the late great Prince Lincoln and her rendition is crisp and 'original'. Next to original riddims she uses some fine vintage riddims and the result is a well varied album, with outstanding tracks being Shouldn't Vex, a fierce and pounding song, Sweetest Sound with deejay samples from Big Youth, and Enough Is Enough which is "a very special song and I urge you to seriously check it out."
Pam Hall delivers one of her finest album with "Time For Love".

Teacher & Mr. T.