Gospel traditions also deeply inform her lyrics, which are generally concerned with spiritual issues. That said, Black Woman is something of a mixed bag. It includes three fine versions of Bob Marley compositions ("Concrete Jungle," "Put It On" and the rare and lovely "Down in the Valley"), as well as Freddie McGregor's "Zion Chant" and six Mowatt originals. Mowatt's songs vary rather drastically in quality: "Slave Queen," for example, is flat both lyrically and melodically, but "Many Are Called" is a masterpiece.
Black Woman (LP, Album). Grove Music, Island Records. judy mowatt concrete jungle 5:34. Judy Mowatt - Put It On 4:23. Judy Mowatt - Black Woman 3:59. JUDY MOWATT 'Black Woman' 3:22. Judy Mowatt - Zion Chant 3:20. Judy Mowatt Slave Queen 3:59.
Her Black Woman album (Ashandan, 1979) came out the same year as I Three member Marcia Griffiths's album At Studio One. It is considered by many critics to be the greatest reggae album by a female artist She became the first female singer nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of reggae music when her Working Wonders album was nominated in 1985.
More albums from Judy Mowatt: Love by Judy Mowatt. Love Is Overdue by Judy Mowatt. Look At Love by Judy Mowatt. Mellow Mood by Judy Mowatt. Working Wonders by Judy Mowatt. Rock Me by Judy Mowatt. Only A Woman by Judy Mowatt. Mr. Dee-J by Judy Mowatt. View all albums . Black Woman. 7. Down In The Valley. More albums from Judy Mowatt: Love by Judy Mowatt.
Judy Mowatt - Black Woman. Album style: roots reggae Recorded: 1979 First released: 1979 Other releases: 1979, 1980, 1983. Playlist: Strength To Go Through. Put It On. Zion Chant. Producer: Judy Mowatt.
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Judy Mowatt’s 1980 Black Woman album is generally acclaimed the best reggae album ever made by a woman, wrote reggae historians Kevin O’Brien Chang and Wayne Chen in their book Reggae Roots. Mowatt has made an impact on the reggae scene, both as a member of superstar Bob Marley’s backup group the I-Threes, and as a solo artist. Mowatt and two other young women in the troupe were bitten by the show-business bug and joined forces to form a vocal trio called the Gaylettes (also known as the Gaytones). The group’s repertoire in those pre-reggae days was marked by a heavy preponderance of American soul and rhythm-and-blues hits, with special emphasis on the female group harmonies of the Motown sound. One Detroit artist had a particularly strong influence on the young Judy Mowatt.
Judy Mowatt, Joy Tulloch Black Woman, Black Beauty.
Strength to Go Through
Put It On
Down in the Valley
Judy Mowatt / Niki Reiser
Many Are Called
Howard Spread Badessie - Bass Annicia Banks - Vocals "Deadly" Headley Bennett - Saxophone Arnold Brackenridge - Trumpet Dalton Browne - Guitar Harold Butler - Melodion Everton Carrington - Percussion Herbert Chang - Flute Tony Chin - Guitar Geoffrey Chung - Keyboards Steven "Cat" Coore - Guitar Tyrone Downie - Keyboards Enroy Grant - Saxophone Donald Greaves - Trumpet Pam Hall - Vocals Mikey Hewlette - Keyboards Ewan Lewis - Bass Bob Marley - Composer I. Maskel - Bass Freddie McGregor - Composer, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals Judy Mowatt - Composer, Primary Artist, Vocals Anthony Nelson - Keyboards Niki Reiser - Composer Noel "Scully" Simms - Percussion Earl "Chinna" Smith - Guitar Ras Inefire Troi - Percussion Sharon Tucker - Vocals Joy Tulloch - Vocals Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace - Drums Orville Wood - Percussion