Only a Woman

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is one of Judy Mowatt's better solo albums. An alumna of the Wailers for whom she sang backup with Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley, she brings gospel phrasing and a rich alto voice to her repertoire, which consists here of three covers one a Curtis Mayfield song and seven originals. Her version of "Big Woman" sounds a little out of place on this program of cultural and spiritual message songs, but it's still very charming. Mowatt's all-star studio band provides her with propulsive grooves and her own production is excellent; note in particular the midtempo skank of "You Don't Care," and the Nyahbinghi drumming on "King of Kings." "You're My People" is upbeat and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is one of Judy Mowatt's better solo albums. An alumna of the Wailers for whom she sang backup with Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley, she brings gospel phrasing and a rich alto voice to her repertoire, which consists here of three covers one a Curtis Mayfield song and seven originals. Her version of "Big Woman" sounds a little out of place on this program of cultural and spiritual message songs, but it's still very charming. Mowatt's all-star studio band provides her with propulsive grooves and her own production is excellent; note in particular the midtempo skank of "You Don't Care," and the Nyahbinghi drumming on "King of Kings." "You're My People" is upbeat and inspiring, as is much of the rest of the program. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1990
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351430724
  • Catalog Number: 43007

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Judy Mowatt Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Pam Hall Background Vocals
Bagga Bass
Pablove Black Background Vocals
Annicia Banks Background Vocals
Bo Peep Guitar
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Drums
Harold Butler Keyboards
Everton Carrington Percussion
Tony Chin Rhythm Guitar
Santa Davis Drums
Dean Fraser Saxophone
George Fullwood Bass
Steve Golding Guitar, Background Vocals
Marcia Griffiths Background Vocals
Mikey Hewlette Keyboards
Earl Lindo Keyboards
Cornell Marshall Percussion
Lloyd Parks Bass
Nambo Robinson Trombone
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Sharon Tucker Background Vocals
Joy Tulloch Background Vocals
Orville Wood Conga
Cat Coore Guitar
Dalton Brownie Guitar, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Howard "Spred" Bedasse Bass
Anthony "Sangie" Davis Background Vocals
Arnold Breckenridge Trumpet
Technical Credits
Judy Mowatt Arranger, Producer
Errol Brown Engineer
Christopher Daley Engineer
Mikey Hewlette Arranger
Mervyn Williams Engineer
Bill Giolando Mastering
Barnabas Stanley Brian Engineer
Howard "Spred" Bedasse Arranger
Steven Stewart Engineer
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