In The Dark / Sings Love / High Note Sisters 1973-1980 (2CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Doctor Bird 
Year: 2020 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

DISC ONE: SONYA SPENCE 

IN THE DARK 
1. Jet Plane 
2. It Hurts To Be Alone 
3. I Love You So 
4. Damn Him 
5. Make Love To Me In The Dark 
6. No Charge 
7. Peace & Unity 
8. When 
9. Why Did You Leave Me 
10. Give Thanks 

SINGS LOVE 
11. Where Is The Love 
12. Now I Know What Love Is 
13. Come With Me 
14. Don't Want To Leave You Now 
15. Sweet Is Your Love 
16. Fantasy 
17. Sweetness Of Your Love 
18. Anything 
19. Let Love Flow On 
20. Talk Love 

DISC TWO: HIGH NOTE SISTERS 

1. Mellow Mood - Judy Mowatt 
2. Sweet Brown Sugar - Marcia Griffiths 
3. Good Woman - Lorna Bennett 
4. Let's Do It Again - Cynthia Richards 
5. I Want To Be Your Lover - Barbara Jones 
6. How Do You Feel - Maureen Pearson 
7. Way Over Yonder - Judy Mowatt 
8. Una Paloma Blanca - Claudette Miller 
9. Babylon You Guilty - Daughter Cherry 
10. A Wonder Why - Sabrina Williams 
11. Don't Ever Leave - Marcia Griffiths 
12. Why Did You Use Me - Lillian Williams 
13. Fire De A Town - Novelette Barnett 
14. Emergency Call - Judy Mowatt 
15. I Must Be Dreaming - Claudette Miller & The Ebony Sisters 
16. Struggling - Sharon Black 
17. Love And Harmony - Carlene Davis 
18. It's My House - Lorna Bennett 
19. World Wide Love - Karen Mark 
20. Sugar Wooga Man - Marcia Griffiths 
21. Talk Love (12" Mix) - Sonia Spence 

PERSONNEL: 

Alto Saxophone, Recorder – Marques 
Arranged By – Rad Bryan, Sonia Pottinger 
Backing Vocals – Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths 
Bass – Bertram McClean 
Drums – Noel Dunbar (Sly) 
Guitar – Radcliffe Bryan (Dougie) 
Organ, Piano – Ansel Collins 
Tenor Saxophone – Tommy McCook 
Trombone – Vin Gordon 

Produced by Sonia Pottinger 

For any female to make their mark in the male dominated music industry, prolonged success has always been a struggle, and back in the Sixties and Seventies, the challenge was even greater. Yet in this harsh environment, Sonia Pottinger proved time and again that talent and determination could overcome almost any obstacle, remaining one of Jamaica's leading record producers for two glorious decades. 

Unsurprisingly, Pottinger's High Note Records became a magnet for aspiring female talent during the golden age of reggae, with almost every female artiste of note looking to record for her esteemed label. Of these performers, Sonya Spence achieved significant success from the mid-Seventies through to the dawn of the 1980s, securing a series of hit singles and two best-selling albums. 

Disc One features Spence's complete LPs "In The Dark" and "Sings Love". Disc Two is an honest-to-goodness gold mine of some of the Women of Reggae's finest killer tracks from the roots era. It revives much of Heartbeat Records' venerable "Reggae Songbirds" High Note compilation, now long out of print. 

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