To Love Somebody (LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Freestyle Records 
Year: 2021 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

A1 What's The Use
A2 I Am I Said
A3 Kinky Fly
A4 To Love Somebody
A5 Use Me

B1 Big May
B2 Let Love Touch Us Know
B3 Sweet Loving Love
B4 Sweet Caroline
B5 Second Avenue

Originally released in 1975.

Bunny Scott (William Clarke) was better known as Bunny Rugs, lead singer of Third World--and occasionally as Bunny Clarke, under which he recorded the definitive reggae version of William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful".

As with that prized 7" single, This LP pairs Clarke with producer Lee Perry, in a project much akin to Susan Cadogan's much better-known debut LP, recorded at around the same time. With both young singers, Perry cross-bred reggae with American pop and soul music to market in the British Isles, helping usher in (or at least cash in on) the UK Lovers' Rock movement.

The LP offers gorgeous reggae arrangements and cutting-edge Black Ark production of unlikely sources including Neil Diamond and the Bee Gees, in addition to dynamite soul from the likes of Bill Withers.

It's a unique chestnut from the reggae canon, with undeniable mass appeal.

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