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Studio One Soul (2001) is a compilation album on Soul Jazz Records, documenting the link between Jamaican reggae and American soul music.

Soul singers such as Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Queen of the Minstrels) had a profound influence on Jamaican artists and many other US artists were constantly re-interpreted and re-worked. Artists such as Aretha Franklin (Respect), Charles Wright (Express Yourself), King Floyd (Groove Me), Otis Redding (How Strong) were all very popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. At the end of the 1960s Black Consciousness became an important part of American Soul music. At the same time many Jamaican artists were starting to look to their roots. Many artists would shortly become involved in Rastafarianism. The "conscious" lyrics of American Funk and Soul again struck a chord with Jamaican artists. "Message from a Blackman" (originally by The Temptations) and "Is It Because I'm Black" (Syl Johnson) are examples of this. Through the 1970s Soul/Disco artists such as Barry White ("Can't Get Enough" and "Deeper and Deeper") and The Detroit Spinners ("I'll Be Around") became the flavour of the day. This CD finishes with Willie Williams's interpretation of Ashford and Simpson's classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now".

Track listing

1) Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself 2) Norma Fraser - Respect 3) Leroy Sibbles - Groove Me 4) Sound Dimension - Time Is Tight 5) Heptones - Message From A Black Man 6) Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around 7) Jerry Jones - Still Water 8) Sound Dimension - Soulful Strut 9) Richard Ace - Can't Get Enough 10) Chosen Few - Don't Break Your Promise 11) Eternals - Queen Of The Minstrels 12) Norma Fraser - First Cut Is The Deepest 13) Ken Parker - How Strong 14) Ken Boothe - Set Me Free 15) Senior Soul - Is It Because I'm Black 16) Jackie Mittoo - Deeper And Deeper 17) Alton Ellis - I Don't Want To Be Right 18) Willie Williams - No One Can Stop Us



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