BROWN SUGAR - I'M IN LOVE WITH A DREADLOCKS
Brown Sugar were formed by three young teenage girls - Pauline Catlin, Caron Wheeler and Carol Simms in South London in 1976. In the short period of time 1976-1980, the group working with Dennis Bovell on the mixing desk and John Kpiaye ('Brownie T) in the studio recorded barely a handful of singles on the new Lovers Rock label, a number of which went to the top of the UK reggae charts. But success stopped there and with no album release and no industry support the group broke up in the early 1980s.
Following their split Caron Wheeler became the lead vocalist for the hugely successful group Soul II Soul, Carol Simms launched a solo career as Kofi (re-making a number of Brown Sugar songs with producer Mad Professor) and Pauline Catlin returned to education.
Despite their relatively low-key mainstream public exposure Brown Sugar (and the label on which their first records appeared) announced to the world a new genre of reggae music, Lovers Rock, which spoke for the first time with the sensibility of a new segment of British society; that of first generation-born Black British female youth.
Now, Soul Jazz Records present this first ever collection of the group's works, including rare singles, dubs and extended mixes.
1. Black Pride
2. Our Reggae Music
3. Hello Stranger
4. I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks
5. Hurtin' (feat. Dennis Bovell)
6. I'm So Proud
7. Run Away Love
8. Dreaming Of Zion
9. Loving Dreadlocks Dub
10. You and Your Smiling Face
11. Do You Really Love Me
13. Confession Hurts