Editors’ Notes Lovers rock flourished from around 1975 to 1985, when Britain's Jamaican immigrants, the so-called "Windrush" generation, embraced a more romantic and less militantly political type of reggae. In the vein of smooth Jamaican crooners like Ken Boothe and John Holt, who'd been successful with reggae versions of romantic American pop material, lovers rock combined the smooth and melodic soul sounds of Philadelphia and Motown with heavy, sinuous basslines. Singers such as Winston Reedy and Honey Boy were among the subgenre's biggest stars, but lovers rock notably gave an even larger voice to young, black, British women: Carroll Thompson, Sandra Cross, and groups like Brown Sugar topped the charts with the help of producers including Dennis Bovell and Neil "Mad Professor" Fraser. After lovers rock made its mark in Britain, it subsequently caught the ears of listeners, dancers, and performers in Jamaica as well, and reggae stars like Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs began cutting their own lovers-rock tracks and completing the sound's island-to-isles circuit.

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ALBUM
Money In My Pocket (1978 Version)
3:51
 
Ready When You're Ready
3:34
 
Night Nurse Dub 2
4:36
 
Dim the Light
4:30
 
Im In Love With a Dreadlocks
3:12
 
Falling in Love
4:12
 
Just Don't Want to Be Lonely
3:37
 
After Tonight
3:19
 
Just Another Girl
3:17
 
Caught You in a Lie
6:48
 
Don't Let It Get To Your Head
7:21
 
Let Me Be the One
3:56
 
Dancing Mood
2:43
 
Everybody Needs Love
2:21
 
Good Thing Going
3:40
 
1000 Times
3:59
 
Worries In the Dance
3:35
 
Lovers Rock, J.A. Style
3:07
 
Don't Stay Away
4:11
 
Settling Down
3:51
 
Cant Get Over You
5:05
 
Just One of Those Days
3:53
 
Loneliness Leave Me Alone
3:52
 
Love One Another
3:47
 
Loving You
3:33
 
Just My Imagination (Extended 12" Mix)
6:17
 
If You Don't Know Me by Now
4:05
 
Ebony Eyes
3:43
 
When I Am Ready / Jacklyn
7:18
 
Goin Away Been & Sanchez
3:23
 
Give Me Love
3:19
 
Young Lover
3:37
 
I Specialise In Good Girls
3:55
 
Tempted to Touch
3:07
 
Ain't No Sunshine
2:17
 
Place In Your Heart
3:27
 
Crying Over You
3:51
 
To Be a Lover (Have Mercy)
5:59
 
La La Means I Love You
3:10
 
3:23
 
6:15
 
Two Time Loser
3:07
 
Baby I Love You So
2:30
 
I'm Still Waiting
5:15
 
African Woman
3:57
 
The Bed's Too Big Without You (Extended Mix)
7:57
 
And I Love Her
3:32
 
Love and Devotion
5:03
 

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