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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Delroy Wilson began his singing career as a teenager at Clement Dodd's Studio One (where seemingly everyone in the Jamaican music business appears to have started out), eventually working with nearly every producer on the island, including Sonia Pottinger, Joe Gibbs, Winston "Niney" Holness, Keith Hudson, Leslie Kong, and Bunny Lee. As he matured, Wilson's voice rounded into a hoarse, smoky tenor that was as soulful a vehicle as Jamaica ever produced, and although he isn't as well known as later singers like Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, his approach and phrasing influenced them all, even Bob Marley. Sort of Jamaica's Marvin Gaye (or perhaps Al Green), Wilson was ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Delroy Wilson began his singing career as a teenager at Clement Dodd's Studio One (where seemingly everyone in the Jamaican music business appears to have started out), eventually working with nearly every producer on the island, including Sonia Pottinger, Joe Gibbs, Winston "Niney" Holness, Keith Hudson, Leslie Kong, and Bunny Lee. As he matured, Wilson's voice rounded into a hoarse, smoky tenor that was as soulful a vehicle as Jamaica ever produced, and although he isn't as well known as later singers like Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, his approach and phrasing influenced them all, even Bob Marley. Sort of Jamaica's Marvin Gaye (or perhaps Al Green), Wilson was pivotal in moving the island's music toward its brilliant, skewed, upside-down version of American soul, and his warm, assured phrasing is the equal of any Motown or Stax star. Arguably his peak work came with producer Bunny Lee, who helmed such classics as "Better Must Come," "Cool Operator," and "Here Come the Heartaches." Even at that, this unique 20-track gem is a thing apart in Wilson's recorded legacy. Originally released in 1978 under the title Twenty Golden Greats and aimed directly at Jamaica's dancehall sound systems, this wonderful album consists of remixes by Prince Jammy that feature a deep, raw, and sparse sound perfectly complementing Wilson's fine vocals, freeing them to float intimately over a partially dubbed-out landscape. The original album appeared on the London-based Third World imprint, sold sparingly, and was never actually released in Jamaica, quickly fading from the shelves and becoming a highly sought-after collector's item. This reissue is therefore a treat, and it presents Wilson in the best possible light. Jammy's sonic reinterpretations give songs like "I'm Still Waiting," "Better Must Come," "Here Come the Heartaches," and "Do Good (Everyone Will Be Judged)" a layer of timeless depth, with Wilson's smoky vocals sounding like they're floating out of a sort of dubplate ocean. Thanks to Pressure Sounds for bringing this classic album back to life again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Pressure Sounds
  • UPC: 689492092726
  • Catalog Number: 920927
  • Sales rank: 257,358

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Delroy Wilson Primary Artist
Ansel Collins Keyboards
Glen Adams Keyboards
Lloyd "Tinleg" Adams Drums
Gladstone Anderson Keyboards
Aston Barrett Bass
Carlton "Carly" Barrett Drums
Lennox Brown Alto Saxophone
Carlton "Santa" Davis Drums
Sly Dunbar Drums
Bobby Ellis Trumpet
Winston Grennan Drums
Bernard Touter Harvey Keyboards
Ossie Hibbert Keyboards
Earl Lindo Keyboards
Tommy McCook Tenor Saxophone
Jackie Mittoo Keyboards
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Noel "Scully" Simms Percussion
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Winston Wright Keyboards
Alva Lewis Guitar
Bobby Aitken Guitar
Herman Davis Percussion
Albert Valentine "Tony" Chin Guitar
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen Guitar
Alvin Reggie Lewis Guitar
Lorraine "Ronny Bop" Williams Guitar
Lynford Hux Brown Guitar
Bobby Aitken Guitar
Lowell "Sly" Dunbar Drums
Technical Credits
Ernest Hoo Kim Engineer
Lloyd James Remixing
Bunny Lee Arranger, Producer, Photo Courtesy
Carlton Lee Engineer
Sylvan Morris Engineer
Errol Thompson Engineer
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Pete Holdsworth Liner Notes
Ben Bailey Artwork
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