Larry & Alvin - Poor Man A Feel It [LP]
Release Date: 25th February 2022
Reggae is more than the national music of Jamaica. It's a social force which embraces the cultural needs of the people it serves. Everyone in Jamaica listens to the latest songs for an immediate line on the political and spiritual pulse on the island, or just enjoys simply the lyrics about a long lost love. The symbiosis of producer Alvin Ranglin and singers Larry Marshall and Alvin Leslie (of course backed by a well-trained group of musicians known under the name of The Revolutionaries) led to a beautiful ten songs album in 1978. But as it happens sometimes the material was never issued with the exceptance of the song ''Last Nite'' (sic) which was released in 1981 on Ranglin's Hit label. The Dutch Jamaican Gold CD-label issued four songs of the Larry & Alvin album on a various artists cd in 1997, and plans were made for a full album release to follow soon. But it all went down the drain after the Jamaican Gold label was terminated in 2001.
Through the positive input of Alvin Ranglin and the Jamaican Art Records team we can now finally proudly presents Larry & Alvin ''Poor Man A Feel It''. Larry Marshall's career spans more than 55 years and he was not only a great songwriter but also an original roots-singer. Larry's songs are easily indentifiable because of his emotional and intense voice, heavily influenced by the Revival church and Folk traditions in Jamaica. No matter it's gospel, spiritual, love, folk, roots or reality songs, his deliverence is omnipresent. Hopefully you will appreciate our labour of love at Jamaican Art Records and the great songs on this album as we do.
a3. I Have Got Another Girl
a4. Poor Man A Feel It
a5. Spider & Fly
b1. Last Night
b2. Why, Why, Why
b4. Please Stay
b5. Sadness & Misery