Various artists album review
Soulful Love
Pat Kelly & Friends
21 - 08 - 1997

Tracking list

  1. The Techniques - You'll want me back (aka You don't care)
  2. Pat Kelly - Somebody's baby
  3. Pat Kelly - The twelfth of never
  4. The Uniques - Daddy's home
  5. The Uniques - I'm in the mood for love
  6. The Uniques - Little boy blue
  7. The Uniques - You are not mine
  8. Pat Kelly & Hopeton Lewis - There comes a time
  9. The Techniques - A man of my word
  10. The Techniques - The time has come
  11. The Techniques - What am I to do
  12. The Techniques - You're my everything
  13. Pat Kelly - The dark end of the street
  14. Pat Kelly - Since you are gone
  15. Pat Kelly - How long (will it take)
  16. Pat Kelly - Then you can tel me goodbye
  17. Pat Kelly - Tammy
  18. Pat Kelly - The prophet
  19. Pat Kelly - Steal away
  20. Pat Kelly - Talk about love
  21. Pat Kelly - Whre music I go
  22. Pat Kelly - Soulful love
  23. Pat Kelly - I wish it would rain
  24. Pat Kelly - That special one
  25. Pat Kelly - The best time of my life
  26. Pat Kelly - Cassanova
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Pat Kelly is a smooth falsetto-voiced love meister. He has had a 30 year career of singing as naturally as a breath, weaving his syrupy magic around classics like "You don't care" , "Little boy blue" . "Queen Majesty" , "My girl" , "Love is not a gamble" , "Dark end of the street" , "How long" , just to name a few. He was born in 1949 and replaced Slim Smith in 1967 as lead singer of The Techniques, who were one of Duke Reid's most succesful vocal groups. In 1968 Kelly switched to Bunny Lee, delivering an instant hit with the Curtis Mayfield classic " Little boy blue". In the early seventies the Beatles' Apple label offered Kelly a contract, but he was unable to act on this offer because of prior commitments. Since then he has recorded sporadically, and became an engineer for the Channel One studios. Trojan has collected 26 tracks ( covering 1967 - 1974 ) on this splendid compilation set, that contains lots of rocksteady hits, and some fine reggae tracks, showcasing the immortal talents of Pat Kelly, whose contribution as one of the great Jamaican voices cannot be underestimated.

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