Tito Simon – Love It Up (PMLP 3232) (1980?)

SAM_0335A mixture of soul covers, originals and unlikely re-imagined country hits was the formula of choice for commercial reggae produced by Pama, Trojan, etc. in the 1970s and set the stage for UB40’s ubiquity the following decade.  On this early 80s Lp, Simon’s tremulous, yet powerful tenor strongly recalls international reggae star Jimmy Cliff. No strings here, but it’s still a fairly backward looking (i.e. no Dancehall stylee vibes, which would have been the contemporary thing), professional pop-roots album.

Another pound record from yesterday in almost mint condition, featuring a textured sleeve.
SAM_0336For the immature amongst the Thrifty V readership, Simon’s original songs are published by TIT music. Fnarr, fnarr.

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