Monday, October 19, 2009

Joya Landis -- Moonlight Lover, Angel Of The Morning, When The Lights Are Low.


You just have to love Joya. The first song I ever heard by her was "When The Lights Are Low." I could listen to that song all day long without ever tiring of it. Her voice is so pleasantly different from what one gets to hear nowadays: it is sexy without sounding cheap, very feminine yet not sweet. I don't know why I haven't posted her earlier.

But here she is!
"American based singer Joya Landis recorded an early reggae version of Angel of the morning in 1968. The Jamaican single was on the Treasure Isle label. The UK single (on Trojan TR 622) had Love Letters by Phyllis Dillon & Alton Ellis on the b-side. It also appeared on the compilation album Soul Of Jamaica a.k.a. Come Rock With Me In Jamaica, 1968 and on the Trojan compilation album Tighten Up, Volume 1, 1968. It was produced by Arthur Reid."

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