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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Return of Cliff Notes!

Al Campbell has been active since the late 1960s and has worked with producers such as Coxsone Dodd,
Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs, Lee Perry, Linval Thompson & King jammy.  He is a master of all reggae styles from Roots to Lovers to Dancehall, and was one of the most talented singers of his generation and hits such as late Night Blues, Gee Baby, Bad Boy and Turn Me Loose are a must for any partya if you want to get people up and dancing. There's excellent Jamaican singers who put out an impressive body of work but still didn't quite make it.  I would count Al Campbell to be one of those in that 'category'.  He never failed to impress with a steady stream of consistency in his catalogue of music, but something held him back over the years from getting the breakthrough of wider recognition he so rightly deserved.  What the reason for that is, is nothing but a mystery.  Of the 5 albums posted here for me Late Night Blues is the best and shows Campbell at the top of his game.

Ain't Too Proud to Beg-Track List: 1) Son Don't Take Your Gun to Town 2) Gun Hawk 3) You've Changed 4) Dream Lover 5) Ain't To Proud to Beg 6) Bus Them Shut 7)Equalizing 8) Youthman Unite  9) Come Fi Test e Agqain 10)You Bring Me Joy


Dance Hall Stylee-Track List: 01-Dance Hall Stylee 02-Jah-O-Via 03-Guide Us Jah 04-Sufferers Feel It 05-Jah Love Everyone 06-I'vae Got To Gt Your Loving 07-Samfie 08-Cherry Baby 09-Down For The Third Time 10-Hold Me baby


Ain't That Loving You- Track List: 1. Wicked A Go Feel It 2. Hypocrites 3 Free Up Rasta 4. The Moment of Truth 5. This is a True True Love 6. One Room Shack  7. Ain't That Loving You  8. Pick Up Your Telephone 9. Promise Is a Comfort to a Fool 10. Feeling of Love 11. Carefree Billy


Gee Baby-Track List: 1. Gee Baby 2. Hide and Seek 3. Going the Wrong Way 4. Call Me 5. It's True 6. Where Were You 7. Suit Yourself 8. Save My Love 9. When and Where 10. Over Size Man


Late Night Blues-Track List: 1. Mr Iniquity Man 2. Ran Out of Time 3. It's All Over 4. Since I Feel For You  5. Late Night Blues 6. Know Yourself 7. No Sit There  8. Rasta Time 9. Gone Down the Rain 10. Shower Me With Blessings


(scott) Thanks Cliff, always a joy to hear from you......hope the holidays and life in general are treating you well! Much love, brother!

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