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WWW, October 2007 - In 40 minutes and 6 titles, Reggae Connoisseur Mick Sleeper shows just what happens when Reggae musicians cover music from a different style.
Motown, short for "Motor Town" is another name for the city of Detroit, in the USA. It was in this city, that Berry Gordy Jr. founded the first recording studio and label to be owned by a black man in the USA. The label became a symbol, and legendary for the many, many soul classics recorded in the studio.
Trenchtown is the name of one of the worst ghetto's in Kingston, Jamaica. And for decades, it has served as a musical center for the Jamaican Recording Industry. Sufferation, survival, Jamaican musicians know what it takes...
Jamaican music is also well-known for it's original forms of adapting and integrating other styles of music. In other words, a Reggae cover version is much more than just a cover version.
The inspiration that came from Motown drew many Jamaican artists to pay tribute to the Detroit studio by covering Soul classics in a Reggae style.
Mick Sleeper gathered six Soul classics, and plays them all together with their Reggae version. Interesting, revealing, remarkable!
01. GET READY - The Temptations
02. GET READY - Delroy Wilson
03. MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING DOWN - William Bell
04. MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING DOWN - Ken Parker
05. BE THANKFUL - William De Vaughan
06. BE THANKFUL - Bunny Clarke
07. I'VE NEVER FOUND A GIRL - Eddie Floyd
08. AIN'T NO LOVE - The Bleechers
09. SOPHISTICATED SISSY - The Meters
10. MEDICAL OPERATION - The Upsetters
11. PEOPLE GET READY - The Impressions
12. RASTA GET READY - Junior Murvin
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