Johnny Osbourne Truths And Rights
With the rise of the DJs in the s, Studio One found itself in the unenviable position of seeing its back catalog thoroughly plundered for rhythms. And while the label had dug into its archives on numerous occasions as well, the rise of a new generation of producers had seen its position in the market seriously slip.
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd hit back first by remixing old cuts in a more contemporary style, and then took the next logical step of having artists write new lyrics to these reinvigorated classics.
Sugar Minott led the way with his debut album, Live Loving; Johnny Osbourne 's Truth and Rights followed hot on its heels the next year. Osbourne had launched his career a decade earlier, but his earlier success had been negated by his relocation to Canada, and thus Studio One announced his return with a Cheap Trick Cheap Trick of singles before unleashing this album.
On an island awash in vocal talent, Osbourne 's voice was not exceptional -- a strong, clear tenor; his delivery, however, was rich with nuanced emotions. But the same could Johnny Osbourne Truths And Rights said of dozens of others; Osbourne 's real strength lay in his lyrics. Much of Truth and Rights is culturally themed, but the singer also had a keen ear for the street, and a dancehall number like "Sing Jah Stylee," a huge hit, is a superb little vignette of life that unfolds right before one's eyes.
Equally strong is "We Need Love," where he vividly conjures up the days of his youth before transforming the piece into a DA Rebels House Nation Under A Groove unity number.
The title track relays his own powerful personal manifesto, one that is further expanded on "Children Are Crying," a militant call to consciousness. And whether the singer was declaring his devotion to a lady, as on Cortex I Heard A Sigh acerbic "Can't Buy Love," or the Lord, as on the smash "Jah Promise," Osbourne 's convictions ring true.
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Johnny also enjoyed big hits with covers of U. Osbourne is also the most in-demand vocalist for dubplates due to the amount of dancehall Johnny Osbourne Truths And Rights he's had. This has resulted in the nickname Dancehall Godfather.
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