R & B Hits Reggae Style Volume 3
VP Records-Walboomers Music
August 1, 2005

Track list
  1. Buy Me A Rose - Mikey Spice
  2. If I Did't Love You - Sanchez
  3. Karma - Fiona
  4. I'm So Proud - Hopeton Lindo
  5. Tears On My Pillow/Silhouettes - J.D.Smooth
  6. Tired Of Being Alone - Don Campbell
  7. There's No Me Without You - Fiona
  8. I'd Rather - Sanchez
  9. Will Love Grow - Sanchez
  10. One Last Memory - Mikey Spice
  11. If You Let Me Make Love To You - J.D. Smooth
  12. Let Me Love You - Lloyd Brown
  13. Is There Anybody Lonely - Mical Rustle
  14. Why We Sing - Pam Hall
  15. Dream Of Me - Tinga Stewart
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3 Backing : 3 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3
The third instalment of the series from producers Lloyd & Michele Campbell & Jason Sterling for Joe Fraser Productions, sees the format of the previous offering carried on. This is a compilation of smooth and mellow R&B hits delivered in a reggae style by reggae singers. It again features many of the artists from its predecessor including Sanchez, Fiona and Mikey Spice. It features a mix of covers of R&B songs, both old and new, including contemporary covers such as Alicia Keys' 2003/4 'Karma' and Mario's current hit 'Let Me Love You' (here performed by the UK's Lloyd Brown).

The strongest track is Glen Washington's "Will Love Grow", from his 2004 album "Wanna be Loved". The most disappointing aspect is the contribution from Sanchez, whose two cuts are somewhat bland and underwhelming considering that his is one of the biggest names on the album.

This is not an album of great variety in terms of the vocal or instrumental styles, the subject matter or the personnel featured; Mikey Spice, Sanchez, Fiona and J.D. Smooth all contribute two tracks each. Despite the lack of originality this is still a solid purchase for fans of the previous albums in the series. It should appeal to those with a taste for lovers' rock and smooth reggae-style ballads, as well as R&B fans looking for something with a reggae twist.