JC Lodge - Selfish Lover - Greensleeves

Gussie Clarke's glossy ragga sound worked very well for Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor - but when it came to JC Lodge - it never seemed to work so well. The success of 'Telephone Love' paved the way for this album, but like other albums from the same time, Debbie Glasgow's and Audrey Hall - the rhythms tended to be softer and so did the songs. At least this acts as a showcase for Jamaican songwriters - but you can only but wonder where people like JC would be today with better songs and stronger rhythms. Duets with Tiger, Shabba work the best but its not same. Hopefully the women singers in reggae today will be treated a bit better - but so far - it don't look like its going to happen.