Saturday, January 30, 2010

RIP Jean Adebambo

Jean Adebambo had one of the sweetest voices in reggae; it sometimes reminds me of the late Minnie Ripperton. Her song 'Paradise' is simply beautiful, and I've loved it since the very first time I heard it almost 25 years ago.
I just found out that she passed away last week and I'm feeing sad.
Even though I only knew this lady through a handful of her records, some of her songs really touched me and they've been a part of my life for years.
I know that a lot of people don't really go for lovers rock, but bear with me because this tune has great lyrics and production, and Jean Adebambo's voice lifts it far above the ordinary.
If you like this, look out for 'Reaching For A Goal', which is fantastic, and her duet with Dennis Brown. Also look out for other tunes on Santic (yes, it's the same Leonard Chin!), especially 'Suffering' / 'One Fine Day'.

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