Sonya Spence Sings Love
Wednesday 14 August Thursday 15 August Friday 16 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August Wednesday 21 Sonya Spence Sings Love Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August Saturday 31 Sonya Spence Sings Love Sunday 1 September Monday 2 September Tuesday Sonya Spence Sings Love September Wednesday 4 September Thursday 5 September Leonard Rosenman The Lord Of The Rings Friday 6 September Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September Monday 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 September Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Wednesday 25 September Thursday 26 September Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Manu Chao Me Gustas Tu Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday Sonya Spence Sings Love October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Damn Him shows what Sonya could do away from devotional love songs and if Make Love To Me In The Dark has an unwieldy title and is a bit uncertain lyrically, the music skilfully mixes reggae and gospel influences.
The album ends on an up note with Give Thanks, a simple song with a valuable message — appreciate what you do have instead of always yearning for something else. It has a few sappy numbers towards the middle of the record probably Fantasy and Sweetness Of Your Love being the worst offendersbefore rallying to a great finish with Let Love Flow On and Talk Love. On this record the backing X Ray Lets Go Remixes are far more evident, like on the pop reggae of Where Is The Love for instance.
Come With Me is a steady dance number and Anything Vikings Guadeloupe Vikings Guadeloupe one of the few soul tracks here, but at least it is a good one.
Sings Love is less consistent and sonically diverse than its predecessor, but a good enough early 80s reggae album and very listenable too. Disc two here is entitled High Note Sisters to and features a wealth of talented vocalists that also recorded for Sonia Pottinger, often pretty obscure like Spence herself.
There are also some more famous names like the great Marcia Griffiths and fellow I-Three member Judy Mowatt, but the bulk are lesser known. Her brief recording career should be cherished — hopefully this is the first step to her gaining the respected position in Jamaican music that she deserved, an aim that was thwarted during her lifetime. This set offers an alternative, female take on 70s reggae, a vital shift of emphasis that is much needed.
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