Soul Jazz Records release this 20th anniversary edition of their classic Studio One Soul. Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music.
Studio One Soul tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records. Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this album contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk and Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, Studio One Soul spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music.
A 1. Leroy Sibbles – Express Yourself 2. Norma Fraser – Respect 3. Leroy Sibbles – Groove Me 4. Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight 5. The Heptones – Message From A Black Man
B 1. Otis Gayle – I'll Be Around 2. Jerry Jones – Still Water 3. Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut 4. Richard Ace – Can't Get Enough 5. The Chosen Few – Don't Break Your Promise
C 1. The Eternals – Queen Of The Minstrels 2. Norma Fraser – The First Cut Is The Deepest 3. Ken Parker – How Strong 4. Ken Boothe – Set Me Free
D 1. Senior Soul – Is It Because I'm Black 2. Jackie Mittoo – Deeper & Deeper 3. Alton Ellis – I Don't Want To Be Right 4. Willie Williams – No One Can Stop Us