Having made his name on the Jamaican music scene in the '60s as an accomplished singer-songwriter with leading Jamaican vocal trio, The Melodians, Brent Dowe became one of the island's leading soloists, notching up a series of best-selling 7" singles for producer, Sonia Pottinger. In 1973, the best of his work to date was gathered for his debut album, 'Build Me Up', a best seller both in Jamaica and the UK, where an expanded version of the collection was released by Trojan Records. This classic collection finally sees re-issue after 47 years, with it's original track-listing enhanced by the remainder of Dowe's work for Sonia Pottinger's High Note label, with their number including some of the biggest reggae hits from the '70s, many of which have remained unavailable on any format for decades. The second disc of this 2CD set comprises the 1978 album, 'Pre-Meditation', which features a dozen Sonia Pottinger-produced tracks performed by Dowe and his fellow Melodians, Tony Brevett and Trevor McNaughton. Now expanded to include the rest of their High Note recordings, the collection demonstrates why Dowe and his famed trio are today widely regarded as being among the finest talents to have made their mark on the Jamaican music scene during it's golden age
Having made his name on the Jamaican music scene in the '60s as an accomplished singer-songwriter with leading Jamaican vocal trio, The Melodians, Brent Dowe became one of the island's leading soloists, notching up a series of best-selling 7" singles for producer, Sonia Pottinger. In 1973, the best of his work to date was gathered for his debut album, 'Build Me Up', a best seller both in Jamaica and the UK, where an expanded version of the collection was released by Trojan Records. This classic collection finally sees re-issue after 47 years, with it's original track-listing enhanced by the remainder of Dowe's work for Sonia Pottinger's High Note label, with their number including some of the biggest reggae hits from the '70s, many of which have remained unavailable on any format for decades. The second disc of this 2CD set comprises the 1978 album, 'Pre-Meditation', which features a dozen Sonia Pottinger-produced tracks performed by Dowe and his fellow Melodians, Tony Brevett and Trevor McNaughton. Now expanded to include the rest of their High Note recordings, the collection demonstrates why Dowe and his famed trio are today widely regarded as being among the finest talents to have made their mark on the Jamaican music scene during it's golden age
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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 10/15/2021
UPC: 5013929278936

Build Me Up & Pre-Meditation (Uk)
Artist: Brent Dowe & The Melodians
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Build Me Up
2. I'm Gonna Love You
3. Close To You
4. Don't Give Up
5. You Can Tell The World
6. A Little Bit Of Love
7. Ungrateful Baby
8. Without Me
9. Something You Don't Have
10. Heartbreaking Love
11. No Sweeter Way
12. Share The Good Times
13. Two Sides To Every Story
14. The News Is Out
15. Making A Way
16. Little Blue Bird
17. Girl I've Got A Date
18. Tonight
19. Babylon Policy
20. Forward Up
21. Dance Pon Yah Corner
22. It Cool
23. Don't Get Weary
24. Little Nut Tree
25. Swing And Dine 4 No Ga Long So
26. Love One Another
27. Better Days Are Coming
28. Dry Up Yuh Tears
29. I'm Gonna Fall In Love
30. Give Me Some Way To Love
31. Survival Is The Game
32. Black Man Kingdom Come
33. Heartaches
34. No Nola
35. I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
36. Down In The Garden
37. I Could Be A King
38. Good Thing
39. It's All In The Family
40. You Are My Only Love
41. Lock Love Away
42. Lonely
43. Sweet City Woman
44. Your Destiny
45. Melodians Medley

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Having made his name on the Jamaican music scene in the '60s as an accomplished singer-songwriter with leading Jamaican vocal trio, The Melodians, Brent Dowe became one of the island's leading soloists, notching up a series of best-selling 7" singles for producer, Sonia Pottinger. In 1973, the best of his work to date was gathered for his debut album, 'Build Me Up', a best seller both in Jamaica and the UK, where an expanded version of the collection was released by Trojan Records. This classic collection finally sees re-issue after 47 years, with it's original track-listing enhanced by the remainder of Dowe's work for Sonia Pottinger's High Note label, with their number including some of the biggest reggae hits from the '70s, many of which have remained unavailable on any format for decades. The second disc of this 2CD set comprises the 1978 album, 'Pre-Meditation', which features a dozen Sonia Pottinger-produced tracks performed by Dowe and his fellow Melodians, Tony Brevett and Trevor McNaughton. Now expanded to include the rest of their High Note recordings, the collection demonstrates why Dowe and his famed trio are today widely regarded as being among the finest talents to have made their mark on the Jamaican music scene during it's golden age