Various artists album review
Motown Reggae
Bushranger-Jet Star
04 - 08 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Ken Boothe, Ruddy Thomas - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
  2. The Mighty Diamonds - Still Waters Run Deep
  3. Ken Bob - I Can't Help Myself
  4. Tony Tuff - Too Busy Thinkin About My Baby
  5. The Tamlins - Heaven Must Have Sent You
  6. Dean Fraser - Walk In The Night
  7. The Mighty Diamonds - Tears Of A Clown
  8. Ernest Wilson - This Old Heart Of Mine
  9. Ruddy Thomas - Second That Emotion
  10. Tyrone Taylor - Reach Out
  11. Ken Boothe - My Girl
  12. Tinga Stewart - How Sweet It Is
  13. Jackie Robinson - That's The Way Love Is
  14. Trinity - What Does It Take
  15. Ruddy Thomas - You'll Know
  16. Tyrone Taylor - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
  17. Ritchie McDonald - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4

From producer Mikey Campbell comes the compilation cd "Motown Reggae", which happens to be a collection of 17 of the best classic songs from the Tamla Motown label, re-recorded by some of Jamaica's best artists, giving it a sweet reggae flavor. With artists like The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smoke Robinson and The Isley Brothers, the Tamla Motown label ruled the charts from the late sixties to the early seventies. Most Jamaican artists were eager the cover the hittunes produced by the label. The recent release of cd's covering vintage do-overs of soul classics gives one a perfect impression of the popularity of those tunes.
Mikey Campbell has selected some of the label's greatest tunes and with the help of renown artists like Ken Boothe, The Mighty Diamonds, Tony Tuff, Ernest Wilson, Ruddy Thomas and Tinga Stewart he has recorded some 17 sweet tunes, featuring standout tracks by The Mighty Diamonds with Still Waters Run Deep, Tony Tuff with Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Ernest Wilson with This Old Heart Of Mine and the Ruddy Thomas cut Second That Emotion.
Top soul reggae by Jamaica All Stars!

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