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11. Jean Adebambo – Irie Feeling

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Back after a period of not being able to record vinyl.

This is a lovers rock Sleng Teng. Jean Adebambo recorded a string of singles and two albums in the early ’80s, largely on her own label, Ade J. I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of lovers rock, despite it’s recent revival, but despite that I actually quite like this tune. Like Smiley Culture’s Try A Ting, this is clearly performed by a full band giving it a mellower sound than most versions. And Jean Adebambo has a great voice, with nicely layered vocals throughout the song. The song featured on the 1985 album Off Key Loving and later appeared as a B-side to the single All The Way in 1987.

Jean Adebambo - Irie Feeling (Ade J., 1987)