Ken Boothe Essentials

Ken Boothe Essentials

Boasting a voice that could be silky one moment and gravelly the next, Ken Boothe was Jamaica's answer to the American soul singers of the ‘60s and ‘70s with his shimmering take on rocksteady. His covers of “Let's Get It On” and “Ain't No Sunshine” cast a tropical backdrop against the R&B classics, with Boothe's voice carrying a powerful, romantic lovers-rock sway. Against the twinkling tones of “Crying Over You,” Boothe pushes his vocals to their absolute breaking point, while a cover of Bread's pillowy “Everything I Own” sees him voicing his pleas with a smooth, patient flow.

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