Reggae Covers: Al Brown – Here I Am Baby (Al Green)

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Longtime fans of reggae music will remember the 1989 UB40 cover of the same tune from their ‘Labour of Love II’ disc (definitely worth a re-listen). This 1973 arrangement by Kingston, Jamaica’s Al Brown –a voice you will recognize from The Paragons– does dutiful work of earlier 1973 Al Green original. This recording was produced by the esteemed Dickie Wong and released on his Tit for Tat label.

Our love is you and me baby,
that makes the world go round.

Addendum: Journeyman island guitarist Willie Lindo recorded a groovy instrumental version of this tune in 1974 as well:


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