Tony's Coffee Time Picks #29


Older neighbour Tony has been curating playlists for the Manchester Cares' community. This mix features a selection of 'Big People' music- classic pop music from the Caribbean.

Listen to the mix here.

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John Holt – A Love I Can Feel

John Holt was a reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica who first found fame as a member of The Paragons, before establishing himself as a solo artist. By the early 1970s, he was one of the biggest stars of reggae. He recorded more than 50 albums, and there have also been dozens of compilations of his work, starting in the early 1970s with a Greatest Hits compilation from Studio One, and notably followed by the 1,000 Volts ... series on Trojan Records.

Bunny Scott – To Love Somebody

The late Bunny Rugs was best known as the front man for legendary reggae band Third World, but prior to that he completed an apprenticeship at Lee Perry's Black Ark resulting in a solo LP, originally released in 1975 and credited to Bunny Scott. This is the title track.


Gene Rondo & The Cimarons – You Said You Love Me More & More 

Bass is heavy and Gene Rondo‘s vocal performance is just crazy on this one!

Judy Mowatt – Black Woman

Judy Mowatt is a Jamaican reggae artist. As well as being a solo artist, she was also a member of the I Three, trio of backing vocalists for Bob Marley & The Wailers after Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left. Her Black Woman album is considered by many critics to be the greatest reggae album by a female artist. It was also the first reggae album recorded by a woman acting as her own producer.


Ghetto Priest – Sway

From the album “Big People Music”, Ghetto Priest provides a powerful acknowledgement to a tune which filled many a Caribbean household and which echoed down through subsequent generations. 

Heather Madden

Posted by Heather Madden on Friday 9th April 2021

Heather is Manchester Cares' Programme Coordinator managing our Social Clubs programme.

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