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Seminal 1981 debut album by one of Jamaica's greatest hit-makers. Features numerous major reggae hits from the late 70s. Includes a dozen tracks new to CD. One of the most accomplished Jamaican singers to first make their mark in the mid-70s, Ruddy Thomas found considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic with a succession of reggae chart hits throughout the tail end of the decade and beyond. His most successful early works were recorded for arguably Kingston's leading producer of the period, Joe Gibbs, with hits including his hugely popular interpretations of 'Every Day Is Just A Holiday', 'Let's Make A Baby' and 'Loving Pauper', which was Jamaica's best- selling single of 1978. Now, at long last, his debut album finally sees it's official re-issue on CD, with it's original tracklisting expanded to include the best of his remaining work with Gibbs, plus the very best of the producer's romantically-themed productions from the period. Including a dozen tracks new to CD, the collection is an essential acquisition for all fans of both the sound of lovers rock and late 70s reggae.
Seminal 1981 debut album by one of Jamaica's greatest hit-makers. Features numerous major reggae hits from the late 70s. Includes a dozen tracks new to CD. One of the most accomplished Jamaican singers to first make their mark in the mid-70s, Ruddy Thomas found considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic with a succession of reggae chart hits throughout the tail end of the decade and beyond. His most successful early works were recorded for arguably Kingston's leading producer of the period, Joe Gibbs, with hits including his hugely popular interpretations of 'Every Day Is Just A Holiday', 'Let's Make A Baby' and 'Loving Pauper', which was Jamaica's best- selling single of 1978. Now, at long last, his debut album finally sees it's official re-issue on CD, with it's original tracklisting expanded to include the best of his remaining work with Gibbs, plus the very best of the producer's romantically-themed productions from the period. Including a dozen tracks new to CD, the collection is an essential acquisition for all fans of both the sound of lovers rock and late 70s reggae.
5013929281448

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 10/21/2022
UPC: 5013929281448

First Time Around (Exp) (Uk)
Artist: Ruddy Thomas
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $24.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. That's What Friends Are for
2. Ticket to Ride
3. Poorer Side of Town
4. Loving Pauper
5. Shake Your Body Down to the Ground
6. Little Jeannie
7. Go on
8. Let Me Know It
9. Sad Eyes
10. Someone to Love
11. Memories (By the Score)
12. Mama Say
13. Feeling Soul
14. (Every Day Is) Just a Holiday
15. Time to Leave Daddy
16. Close to Me
17. Let's Make a Baby
18. I Can't Stop Now
19. When I Think of You (7" Mix)
20. Don't Go Changing Aka Just the Way You Are
21. Emotion (7" Mix)
22. Since I Fell for You - George Nooks
23. (Riding on a High and) Windy Day - Ruddy Thomas
24. Why Girl (7" Mix) - Earth ; Stone
25. After You (What Am I Gonna Do) - Wayne Wade
26. Gypsy Woman - the Mighty Diamonds
27. Working My Way Back to You (7" Mix) - George Nooks
28. Nice First Sight Loving (7" Mix) - Freddie McGregor
29. Everyday Is Just a Holiday - Hugh Griffiths
30. Just When I Needed You Most - Tyrone Taylor
31. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (7" Mix) - Derrick Lara
32. Gonna Get You Aka I'm Gonna Make Me Love You - David Isaacs
33. Hey You - Jimmy Riley
34. Something Precious - Shirley McLean
35. You Body's Here with Me - Nehemiah Heild
36. Sadie (7" Mix) - George Nooks
37. (This Is) Party Time - the Mighty Diamonds
38. It's So Nice to Be with You - Hugh Griffiths
39. Got to Get Your Love - Delroy Wilson
40. Being with You (7" Mix) - Ruddy Thomas
41. Left with a Broken Heart (12" Mix) - George Nooks

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Seminal 1981 debut album by one of Jamaica's greatest hit-makers. Features numerous major reggae hits from the late 70s. Includes a dozen tracks new to CD. One of the most accomplished Jamaican singers to first make their mark in the mid-70s, Ruddy Thomas found considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic with a succession of reggae chart hits throughout the tail end of the decade and beyond. His most successful early works were recorded for arguably Kingston's leading producer of the period, Joe Gibbs, with hits including his hugely popular interpretations of 'Every Day Is Just A Holiday', 'Let's Make A Baby' and 'Loving Pauper', which was Jamaica's best- selling single of 1978. Now, at long last, his debut album finally sees it's official re-issue on CD, with it's original tracklisting expanded to include the best of his remaining work with Gibbs, plus the very best of the producer's romantically-themed productions from the period. Including a dozen tracks new to CD, the collection is an essential acquisition for all fans of both the sound of lovers rock and late 70s reggae.
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