Part Two of Two. Double vinyl LP pressing. Melody and Style tells the story of Lovers Rock, which exploded in the UK in 1975, when an ex-Caribbean population of producers, artists and audience who had grown up in London, created for the first time a new uniquely British Reggae sound. Lovers Rock mixed American Soul music with Jamaican Reggae. At the heart of Lovers Rock remained the sound system culture that Jamaican producers brought from the Caribbean and transposed to inner city London life. Harmony, Melody and Style tells the story of Lovers Rock - from it's sound system beginnings, it's commercial explosion at the start of the 1980 s and it's underground continuance into the next decade as the founding producers continued to effortlessly absorb and mutate American soul, disco and rare groove styles into a distinctly British reggae sensibility. The album includes classic and rare tracks and comes with extensive text, as well as interviews with artists, musicians and producers who helped define lovers rock as well as exclusive photography.
Full Wood - Stop And Think It Over (1979)
Christine White - Caught By Love (1979)
Jean Adebambo - Paradise (1980)
Trevor Hartley - It Must Be Love (1987)
Blood Sisters - My Love Don't Come Easy (1979)
Yvonne Archer - Ain't Nobody (1986)
Louisa Marks - Even Though You're Gone (1978)
The Cool Notes - People Make The World Go Round (1983)
Legato - I Cares (1982)
Candy McKenzie - Thinking Of You (1981)
Wendy Walker - We've Got One (1992)
The Sadonians - Goodbye My Love (1980)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.