Carlton & The Shoes

Carlton & The Shoes - Love Me Forever - Studio One.

Carlton Manning has a truly remarkable voice, very distinctive in a music which is full of great vocal styles. On the songwriting side he's just as good. His love songs don't really follow the rules. 'Never Give Your Heart Away' is probably the best example of this. A beautiful love song with a touch of reality. And there are more of that quality to be found here on this magnificent album. Coxsone's production on this is faultless(well more or less), recorded in the early seventies with strong reggae (60's) influences.