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Marcia Griffiths & Friends Duet Album (Oct 30)

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In honor of the Queen of Reggae’s legacy, Penthouse Records presents the double CD collection Marcia Griffiths and Friends on October 30 (VP). The album features 38 of her most memorable duets recorded for the island’s legendary recording studio and label.

When Marcia Griffiths first started singing in the 60s and early 70s she worked with a number of iconic producers including Studio One’s Coxsone Dodd and Sonia Pottinger. During the latter part of her career, she recorded primarily with famed Penthouse Studios.

Under the supervision of producer Donovan Germain, Marcia cranked out an unprecedented catalog of hit collaborations with reggae’s top artists like Beres Hammond, John Holt, Bunny Rugs, Bob Andy, Cutty Ranks, Buju Banton, Busy Signal, Tanya Stephens, Queen Ifrica, Lady G, Mikey Spice and Gentleman. For the first time, fans can listen to her most treasured duets during this very definitive time in her career.  

“From dancehall collaborations with Assassin and Busy Signal to songs featuring iconic singers like Gregory Isaacs to Beres Hammond, Marcia can do it all. She has the seamless ability to shine on every record while at the same time complementing the other vocalist,” states Donovan Germain. 

Hailed as the only Jamaican female vocalist to have chart-topping success in such a vast range of styles (doo-wop covers, rock steady, roots and funk), Marcia Griffiths’ versatility and willingness to adapt has worked to her advantage. From her international break as one of the I-Threes (Bob Marley’s iconic backing trio) to her chart-topping success with “Electric Boogie” (the 80s hit prompting the Electric Slide dance), the First Lady of Reggae's accomplishments have commanded royal respect throughout her 40-year plus career. 

TRACK LISTING DISC 1

1. Keeping It Real – with Busy Signal 
2. I See Love - with Buju Banton 
3. Desperate Lover - with Gentleman 
4. Love Is A Treasure (remix) - with Esco Levi 
5. Childish Games -with Buju Banton 
6. Dearest - with Sanchez 
7. Just You And Me - with Peetah Morgan 
8. Sense Of Purpose – with Bunny Rugs 
9. Knew You Were Waiting For Me –with Duane Stephenson 
10. When The Lights Are Low – with John Holt 
11. It’s Not Too Late – with Beres Hammond 
12. If You Give Me Your Heart –with Freddie McGregor 
13. Round And Round – with Queen Ifrica 
14. My Number One – with Gregory Isaacs 
15. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – with Da’Ville 
16. Riddim Affi Roll 
17. Oh No Not My Baby – with Zum-Jay 
18. Loving Jah – with Tony Rebel 
19. Want Love – with Tanya Stephens 

TRACK LISTING DISC 2 

1. Stand By Your Man – with Assassin 
2. If Only You Knew – with Mikey Spice 
3. All My Life – with Da’Ville 
4. Undying Love – with Anthony B 
5. A True – with Richie Stephens 
6. Woman – with Lady G 
7. Check It Out – with Tony Rebel, Cutty Ranks & Buju Banton 
8. Half Idiot – with Cutty Ranks 
9. Things Not So Right – with Tony Rebel 
10. Live On – with Beres Hammond 
11. Closer – with Buju Banton 
12. Really Together – with Bunny Rugs 
13. Give Me Your Loving – with Cutty Ranks 
14. It’s Not Funny – with Bunny Rugs 
15. Special Gift – with Lt. Stitchie 
16. Ebony & Ivory – with Bob Andy 
17. Stepping Out Of Babylon – Tony Rebel, Cobra, Beenie Man & Buju Banton 
18. What About That 
19. Ready To Go – with Tony
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