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ARTIST
TITLE
Poor Man in Love
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
TABOU 001EP TABOU 001EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

"Gregory Isaacs is one of Jamaica's top 5 artists, with his unmistakable crooning voice. Over a career spanning 4 decades, he has never stopped singing about love, and poverty. In 2006, he recorded 'Poor Man In Love' at Harry J studios in Kingston, where Sly & Robbie were producing an all acoustic session the old school way: one take, no overdubs, all live playing in the studio.He did his song in one take, with no lyric sheet or anything. Pure inspiration, a genius still at the top of his game, enjoying the moment with his old pals with whom he had recorded numerous hits. Musicians played on and on, clearly savoring each other and grooving on the rhythm as if onstage. The lineup reads like a who's who of Reggae music: in addition to Sly & Robbie, Ansel Collins, Robbie Lyn and Wally Badarou handle keyboard and synthesizer duties, while Dougie Bryan adds an African-like touch on lead guitar. Sticky Thompson and Skully Simms add percussions to the mix. Godwin Logie, who had mixed Gregory's masterpiece album 'Night Nurse' way back in '82, was picked to mix this absolute jewel of a song."