Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents - STUDIO ONE Lovers Rock


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Heavyweight Double Gatefold Vinyl + Download released 9th November 2018

Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists - Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott - alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts, all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford Road studio.

Lovers rock brought together many elements and here you will find sweet harmonies, late 1960s rocksteady, 1970s soul covers, disco mixes, recuts and new rhythms, which all fit together in a timeless twilight of love and harmony - as if lovers silhouetted by a Kingston sunset.

Here you will find stone-cold classic Studio One tunes - Marcia Griffiths ‘Truly’, Horace Andy’s ‘I’ll Be Gone’, superrare cuts like Carlton And The Shoes’ killer 70s versions of ‘Never Give Your Heart Away’ and ‘Let Me Love You’ (vocal cut to Jackie Mittoo’s mighty Wall Street), The Invaders’ sweet lovers rocksteady bomb ‘Sweet Soul Rocking’ (currently for sale at £2,500 on certain online secondhand sites) and many more.

This new album comes with sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley, the acclaimed author of ‘Bass Culture’, ‘Sounds Like London’ and ‘Reggae: The Story Of Jamaican Music’. The album is pressed on heavyweight double gatefold vinyl (with free download).


  1. alton ellis - tumbling tears
  2. the heptones - i hold the handle
  3. carlton and the shoes - never give your heart away
  4. the minstrels - yours until tomorrow
  5. jerry jones - oh me oh my
  6. horace andy - i’ll be gone
  7. carlton and the shoes - let me love you (12” discomix)
  8. the invaders - soulful music
  9. sugar minott - ghetto girl
  10. marcia griffiths - truly
  11. devon russell - my woman’s love
  12. billy cole - rock all night
  13. freddie mcgregor - i don’t know
  14. cornel campbell - didn’t i
  15. horace andy - wanna be free
  16. the heptones - my ting a ling (12” discomix)
  17. alton ellis - someone (extended mix)
  18. the righteous flames - i was born to be loved

Artist Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents
Title STUDIO ONE Lovers Rock
Label Soul Jazz Records
Format Double LP + Download
Release Date 9th November 2018
Cat Number SJRLP422