Ska, Rocksteady, Funky Reggae, Roots, Dub mixes, Disco mixes, they're all here from the Queens of the Jamaican music scene. Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely expensive, hard to find Jamaican 7" and 12" singles. Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (here with her first group The Soulettes) are two of Jamaicas most famous female singers who are hugely popular today. Both these artists became internationally famous as the i -Threes (along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley's backing singers alongside the Wailers. Also featured are Hortense Ellis, sister of Alton, who cut many smash hits on the island, and Jennifer Lara, a lady who had a long career with Studio One, singing on countless tracks until she sadly passed away. As one would expect with a Soul Jazz release it is beautifully packaged with extensive sleeve notes accompanied with rare, previously unseen photos from the Studio One vaults. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered.

 

Tracklist:

Claudette McLean - 

Give Love Another Try

Jennifer Lara - 

My Man

The Soulettes - 

Deh Pon Dem

Della Humphrey - 

Dream Land

Jennifer Lara - 

Consider Me

Denise Darlington - 

War No Right

Hortense Ellis - 

I'm Just A Girl

Angela Prince - 

No Bother With No Fuss

Jerry Jones - 

There's A Chance For Me

The Soulettes - 

King Street

Jennifer Lara - 

Tell Me Where

The Tonettes - 

I'll Give It To You

Marcia Griffiths - 

Tell Me Now

Jay Tees - 

Come To Me

Angela Prince - 

You A Fool Boy

Jennifer Lara - 

I Am In Love

 

Label: Soul Jazz Records

Catalogue Number: SJRLP121

VARIOUS ARTISTS - STUDIO ONE: WOMEN

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