Annette Brissett

Love Power

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Originally out in 1983, Love Power is co-produced by Fabian Cooke (from Itopia) and Lloyd Bullwackie Barnes, with assistance from Prince Douglas. Cooke plays most of the instruments himself, with his drumming centre-stage, though Ras Menelik puts in a brilliant shift on congas, and backing vocals are by Sugar Minott and the Love Joys. Cooke’s own well-crafted compositions are joined by covers of Irene Cara and the Four Tops, infectiously bridging roots, lovers and synthy, soulful eighties boogie.

Betrayed is solid-gold, signature Wackies. He’s My God is a tasty sip of low-slung, grooving gospel-reggae. Evoking Michael Jackson, the jamming album-closer Drums is top-notch disco-reggae, opportunely poised for revival.

Terrific stuff, full of personality, charm and in-ting hybridity.


Martin says: What do I always say? If it's got Wackies name on it - just buy it! This lover's rock / disco-reggae flavoured offering is a bit different from his deep rooted dread but equally addictive!


01. Forever Loving You
02. Betrayed
03. Baby I Need Your Loving
04. What A Feeling
05. He's My God
06. Jumping Up And Down
07. Love Power
08. Drums

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