Sir George Summer Ball
Anthony Brightly Presents the
Sir George Summer Ball, Called Music Galore.
on Saturday 14th July,
at the Platinum Suite West Green Road. Tottenham London.
with Music by
Sir George Sound, Daddy Al G, Sir Breena and Cass Manhattan.
Tickets !0.00 in advance, more on the door.
Dayne: 07984 957 125 - Daddy Al G: 07950 419 139
Cass: 07958 046 358 - Mark: 07956 507 052
Roger; 07957 241 089 - Dennis: 07831 323 386
Diamond Cut Barber shop Downs Road: 07930 557 033
Doors open. 10.30pm
Louisa Marks (RIP) Caught you in a Lie
The reggae musician Louisa Marks, who has died aged 49 from a suspected food poisoning at her home in the Gambia, was the fearless school girl who changed the course of reggae music. Marks was arguably the Queen of Lovers Rock a sub-genre of reggae noted for its romantic sound and bluesy content.
Lover's Rock was a product of the U.K. reggae scene and Marks was its first major star. The genre gained wider acceptance in the late 1970s as mainstream roots reggae increasingly devoted itself to political protest and Rastafarian spirituality. Marks and Lover's Rock - - fondly called "music to make love to" - blurred the lines to a greater extent than ever before, pairing the smooth sounds of Chicago and Philly soul with reggae basslines and rhythms.
Marks' seminal work is perhaps her 1975 cover of Robert Parkers classic Caught You in a Lie. That single, recorded when she was just 15, not only became synonymous with Lovers Rock, the track also helped put Britain on the global reggae map. Her sweet vocal style and updated rock steady rhythms made her a household name among lovers of reggae music the world over.
From the time that "Caught You in a Lie" was released, Lover's Rock became quite popular among Black Britons seeking an alternative to political reggae. While never quite prevalent in the spiritual home of reggae music Jamaica, Lover's Rock was adopted as an alternate style by several major roots-reggae figures, including John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, and Freddie McGregor, who used it to broaden their repertoires and appeal to wider audiences.
Louisa Markswoman Mark was born in Shepherds Bush, west London to parents of West Indian origin. Marks was a singing prodigy around her neighbourhood and was spotted in her early teens when she won various talent contests at the Four Aces Club in London. The sound-system operator and music producer Lloyd Coxsone took to her and gave Marks her first recording s ...
Carroll Thompson - I'm So Sorry
From the classic lover's rock album Hopelessly in Love released in 1981. My sister had this on vinyl back in the day. I absolutely loved this track and Sing Me A Love Song.
210. Sandra Cross - Put It On - (Lovers Rock Reggae)
I remember how ssllooww you had to dance to this, goddammit man, some couples were barely moving!! i was a little to young and used to stick my fingers down my throat and run out of the parties when this record came on. Sandra had a big hit with a song called "I Adore You" back in 79 which rocketed up the reggae charts. Sandra and her whole heap of brothers lived just down the road from me here in S. London. They are definately a music family who frequented Ariwa Studio's a LOT!! whether it be Jah Shaka material or Lovers rock they had it covered. This song is going down in history as the definitive lovers rock tune. enjoy
As a silent listener to this radio station I thought it was my duty to create a group on here for all those people that like and remember lovers and hopefully some of you will tune in, I will be adding music and links and anything to do with Lovers Rock but remember to check out LoversRockRadio.com
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