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• Seminal 1981 debut album by one of Jamaica’s greatest hit-makers.
• Features numerous major reggae hits from the late 70s.
• Includes a dozen tracks new to CD.

One of the most accomplished Jamaican singers to first make their mark in the mid-70s, Ruddy Thomas found considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic with a succession of reggae chart hits throughout the tail end of the decade and beyond.

His most successful early works were recorded for arguably Kingston’s leading producer of the period, Joe Gibbs, with hits including his hugely popular interpretations of ‘Every Day Is Just A Holiday’, ‘Let’s Make A Baby’ and ‘Loving Pauper’, which was Jamaica’s best- selling single of 1978.

Now, at long last, his debut album finally sees its official re-issue on CD, with its original tracklisting expanded to include the best of his remaining work with Gibbs, plus the very best of the producer’s romantically-themed productions from the period.

Including a dozen tracks new to CD, the collection is an essential acquisition for all fans of both the sound of lovers rock and late 70s reggae.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
RUDDY THOMAS ‘FIRST TIME AROUND’
1 That’s What Friends Are For
2 Ticket To Ride
3 Poorer Side Of Town
4 Loving Pauper
5 Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
6 Little Jeannie
7 Go On
8 Let Me Know It
9 Sad Eyes
10 Someone To Love
Bonus tracks
11 Memories (By The Score)
12 Mama Say
13 Feeling Soul
14 (Every Day Is) Just A Holiday
15 Time To Leave Daddy
16 Close To Me
17 Let’s Make A Baby
18 I Can’t Stop Now
19 When I Think Of You (7” mix)
20 Don’t Go Changing aka Just The Way You Are
21 Emotion (7” mix)

DISC TWO

VARIOUS ‘REGGAE FOR LOVERS’
1 Since I Fell For You – George Nooks
2 (Riding On A High And) Windy Day – Ruddy Thomas
3 Why Girl (7” mix) – Earth & Stone
4 After You (What Am I Gonna Do) – Wayne Wade
5 Gypsy Woman – The Mighty Diamonds
6 Working My Way Back To You (7” mix) – George Nooks
7 Nice First Sight Loving (7” mix) – Freddie McGregor
8 Everyday Is Just A Holiday – Hugh Griffiths
9 Just When I Needed You Most – Tyrone Taylor
10 Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (7″ mix) – Derrick Lara
11 Gonna Get You AKA I’m Gonna Make Me Love You – David Isaacs
12 Hey You – Jimmy Riley
13 Something Precious – Shirley McLean
14 You Body’s Here With Me – Nehemiah Heild
15 Sadie (7” mix) – George Nooks
16 (This Is) Party Time – The Mighty Diamonds
17 It’s So Nice To Be With You – Hugh Griffiths
18 Got To Get Your Love – Delroy Wilson
19 Being With You (7” mix) – Ruddy Thomas
20 Left With A Broken Heart (12” mix) – George Nooks

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DISC ONE
RUDDY THOMAS ‘FIRST TIME AROUND’
1 That's What Friends Are For
2 Ticket To Ride
3 Poorer Side Of Town
4 Loving Pauper
5 Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
6 Little Jeannie
7 Go On
8 Let Me Know It
9 Sad Eyes
10 Someone To Love
Bonus tracks
11 Memories (By The Score)
12 Mama Say
13 Feeling Soul
14 (Every Day Is) Just A Holiday
15 Time To Leave Daddy
16 Close To Me
17 Let’s Make A Baby
18 I Can’t Stop Now
19 When I Think Of You (7” mix)
20 Don’t Go Changing aka Just The Way You Are
21 Emotion (7” mix)

DISC TWO

VARIOUS ‘REGGAE FOR LOVERS’
1 Since I Fell For You – George Nooks
2 (Riding On A High And) Windy Day – Ruddy Thomas
3 Why Girl (7” mix) – Earth & Stone
4 After You (What Am I Gonna Do) – Wayne Wade
5 Gypsy Woman – The Mighty Diamonds
6 Working My Way Back To You (7” mix) – George Nooks
7 Nice First Sight Loving (7” mix) – Freddie McGregor
8 Everyday Is Just A Holiday – Hugh Griffiths
9 Just When I Needed You Most – Tyrone Taylor
10 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (7" mix) – Derrick Lara
11 Gonna Get You AKA I’m Gonna Make Me Love You – David Isaacs
12 Hey You – Jimmy Riley
13 Something Precious – Shirley McLean
14 You Body’s Here With Me – Nehemiah Heild
15 Sadie (7” mix) – George Nooks
16 (This Is) Party Time – The Mighty Diamonds
17 It’s So Nice To Be With You – Hugh Griffiths
18 Got To Get Your Love – Delroy Wilson
19 Being With You (7” mix) – Ruddy Thomas
20 Left With A Broken Heart (12” mix) – George Nooks

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