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Ken Boothe / Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976

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Jamaican singer Ken Boothe‘s body of work with producer Lloyd Charmers is collected in Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976, a new two-CD set due in February.

This is a sizeable 47-track collection that brings together five of Boothe’s UK and Jamaican albums (four previously unissued on CD) and of course takes its name from the singer’s version of David Gates’ Everything I Own, which was a UK number one in 1974 (and again 13 years later for Boy George).

Ken Boothe on Top of the Pops in 1974

Boothe managed another UK top 20 hit with Everything I Own follow-up Crying Over You and over the years since, the singer has remained at the forefront of the Jamaican music scene.

Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976 is released on 19 February 2016.

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Disc: 1
1. Out Of Love
2. Into Drums And Bass
3. Missing You
4. And The Rest Of The Instruments
5. Look What You’ve Done To Me
6. You’ve Broken The Guitar
7. Second Chance
8. To Get Rhythm
9. Ain’t No Sunshine
10. Only Precaution
11. Have I Sinned
12. Black Gold And Green
13. Suzie Q
14. That’s The Way Nature Planned It
15. My Love
16. Ooh Wee Baby I Love You
17. Come Softly To Me
18. Whole World’s Down On Me
19. That’s The Way Nature Planned It, Part 2
20. Rasta Never Fails
21. Sherry
22. Crowded City
23. Is It Because I’m Black
24. Now You Can See Me Again

Disc: 2
1. Everything I Own
2. I’m Falling in Love With You
3. Everything I Own
4. Crying Over You
5. The Impossible Dream
6. Sandie
7. Is It Because I’m Black
8. Down By The River
9. Playground in My Mind
10. (You’re) Leaving Me
11. Let’s Get It On
12. African Lady
13. Walk Away From Love
14. Silver Words
15. Blood Brothers
16. Love Don’t Love Nobody
17. I’m Singing Home
18. Mammy Blue
19. I Shot The Sheriff
20. I Don’t Want To See You Cry
21. No Woman No Cry
22. Freedom Day
23. Let Go

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4 responses to Ken Boothe / Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976

  1. simon s says:

    Nice selection, but doesn’t top his Studio 1 rocksteady output

    • england says:

      Agree, but … for those people who want to discover the more “commercial” end of Reggae music, you can’t go far wrong with this great collection from the man with the most wonderful voice.

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  3. rras1981 says:

    Great Collection of well know material for Ken Boothe fans with good sound quality.
    The lloyd charmers arrangements have an unique sound especially for the tracks issued during the years 1974-1975, unfortunatelty this collection leaves out some singles and B-side instrumentals from the same producer (see the main ingredient cover of You To Me Are Everything).
    Mr Boothe is one of the most beatiful jamaican voice !!!

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