Thursday, November 19, 2015

Day 19 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Al Brown - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City

Up next is a smooth reggae cover of "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" by Al Brown.  The tune was originally recorded by Bobby "Blue" Bland in 1974 and released on his album Dreamer.  Since then, "Ain't No Love..." has been covered and sampled countless times from the Allman Brothers to Jay Z, with varying success and appeal to yours truly, but Mr. Brown's interpretation is absolutely killer.  Backed by Skin, Flesh and Bones who take on a bluesy yet completely roots vibe, Al Brown's sincere and heartfelt delivery calling for "more love in the heart of the city" is just as relevant today as it was the day it was recorded.

The Youtube clip for today's song is the Disco mix and is different than the version I will be including in this weeks mix on Saturday but unfortunately I can't find the version I have, from the 2001 Blood & Fire Compilation called Darker Than Blue, available for listening online.  Oh well.

1 comment:

Séb said...

So true what you say in the introduction of this tune...
Congratulations for what you do for that lovely music & riddim