Romantic Reggae Vol. 9
Charm-Jet Star
December 23, 2007

Track list
  1. Girlfriend's Boyfriend - Gwen McCrae
  2. Searching - Freddie McGregor
  3. Smile - Morgan Heritage
  4. Black Bags - Lloyd Brown
  5. She's The One - Winston Reedy
  6. Just My Imagination - Barry Biggs
  7. Oh Honey - Peter Hunningale
  8. Main Squeeze - Lloyd Brown
  9. Rise - Don Campbell
  10. Brandy - John Holt
  11. Piece Of My Heart - Archie Wonder
  12. Special Attention - Ambelique
  13. Breakfast In Bed - J. C. Lodge
  14. Strength In You - Prince Malachi
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4
The Romantic Reggae series reaches Volume 9, phat packed with a very nice selection of smooth and gentle tunes by vocalists from Jamaica, the UK and the US. One of the strongest and most heartfelt lovers rock outings ever is soul singer Gwen McRea's Girlfriend's Boyfriend. She released two different versions of the song in the mid-90's, one reggae and the other R&B. Her vocal delivery is powerful and subtle as well... excellent!

UK vocalist Lloyd Brown adds two nice tunes to this collection. First there is Black Baggs, but far more impressive is Main Squeeze, his lick of Burning Spear's classic 'Columbus' riddim. Searching by Freddie McGregor is on that same riddim. Vocalist extraordinaire Don Campbell gives us his hit Rise, while reggae vet Barry Biggs tackles the Temptations sixties hit Just My Imagination. Ambelique is in top form on Special Attention, the riddim being Bob Marley's 'I'm Still Waiting'. Prince Malachi's Strength In You is a solid lovers tune on Sista's wicked 'Blessings' riddim. From the late nineties comes Morgan Heritage's Smile, a tune drawn from the 'Don't Haffi Dread' album'.

So put in the cd, and let the vocals ripple, as they will definitely set the mood for many nice moments to come.