Tears on My Pillow

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Johnny Nash's embrace of reggae had revitalized his career as well as giving the Jamaican sound a new audience in the United States, but that clearly wasn't all he was interested in, and Nash's 1975 album Tears on My Pillow kicks off with "Why Did You Do It," a fine example of polished Philly soul with an understated disco groove. Bunny Sigler produced the track, along with two other numbers on Tears on My Pillow. Nash's clear but emphatic vocals mesh beautifully with the arrangements, and it's intriguing to imagine what Nash could have done with an entire album recorded with the legendary Sigma Sound crew. Much of the rest of the set was recorded in London and Kingston, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Johnny Nash's embrace of reggae had revitalized his career as well as giving the Jamaican sound a new audience in the United States, but that clearly wasn't all he was interested in, and Nash's 1975 album Tears on My Pillow kicks off with "Why Did You Do It," a fine example of polished Philly soul with an understated disco groove. Bunny Sigler produced the track, along with two other numbers on Tears on My Pillow. Nash's clear but emphatic vocals mesh beautifully with the arrangements, and it's intriguing to imagine what Nash could have done with an entire album recorded with the legendary Sigma Sound crew. Much of the rest of the set was recorded in London and Kingston, with Nash moving back and forth between light but flavorful reggae numbers including three songs written by Bob Marley and solid traditional soul, with the title song a number one hit in the U.K. offering a little bit of both. The unifying element on this album is Johnny Nash's voice, and the man rarely gets his due as one of the most gifted singers of his era. Nash's approach was simple and straightforward, but he also knew how to deliver a potent emotional performance without showboating; his solid delivery on an eclectic set of material confirms his gift with a song. He also had a knack for surrounding himself with talent -- these sessions included guest appearances by Bobby Womack, Herbie Hancock, and Hugh Masekela. Tears on My Pillow was hardly Nash's best or most interesting album, but there's more than enough here to appeal to fans of classic reggae and soul, and it's fine stuff from an underappreciated artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Rpm-Retro
  • EAN: 5013929598195
  • Catalog Number: 819
  • Sales rank: 199,025

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Nash Primary Artist, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Womack Guitar
Hugh Masekela Trumpet
Madeline Bell Background Vocals
Bunny Sigler Keyboards, Background Vocals
Robert Bailey Drums, Keyboards
John "Rabbit" Bundrick Keyboards
Winston Delandro Guitar
Paul Douglas Drums
Val Douglas Bass, Bass Guitar
Tyrone Downie Keyboards
Raymond Earl Bass, Bass Guitar
Rosko Gee Bass, Bass Guitar
Theodore Life Guitar
Willie Lindo Guitar
Vince Montana Vibes
Emmanuel Rentzos Keyboards
Jerome Rimson Bass, Bass Guitar
Liza Strike Background Vocals
Ron Tyson Background Vocals
Melvin Webb Drums
Joanne Williams Background Vocals
Terry Wilson Bass, Bass Guitar
G.T. Moore Guitar
Scott Miller Drums
George E. Lee Saxophone
GTS Background Vocals
Paul Khouri Percussion
Kim Miller Guitar
Bettye Wright Background Vocals
The TJs Background Vocals
Hugh Maskela Trumpet
George Lee Saxophone
Emmanuel Rentzos Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Ray Jackson Arranger
Bunny Sigler Arranger, Composer, Producer
Luchi de Jesus Arranger
Norman Harris Arranger
Jay Mark Arranger
Johnny Nash Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bernie O'Gorman Arranger
Kenny Present Arranger
Ernie Smith Composer
Roger St. Pierre Liner Notes
Adam Yeldham Artwork
Ronnie Baker Arranger
Ken Khouri Producer
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