Hit Collection
EDDY GRANT

2CD £14.99
  • SKU: ICE9010
  • UPC: 0780563901029
  • Release Date: 14 July 2017

Description

Label Review.

17 tracks with bonus disc of twelve inch mixes. Ice Records.

Our Overview.

Some reggae vocalists exploited their roots to become eclectic auteurs on the international scene. Guyana-born, London-raised and Barbados-resident Eddy Grant, former guitarist of multiracial combo Equals (the psychedelic rhythm 'n' blues number Baby Come Back, 1968; Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys, one of the predecessors of soca), was one of the most successful with the electronic Afro-rock-reggae-funk fusion.

Grant played all the instruments on his debut solo album, ‘Message Man’ (1977). ‘Walking on Sunshine’ (1979) was probably his most daring production. Following the repetitive ‘Love in Exile’ (1980) and ‘Can't Get Enough’ (1981), ‘Killer on the Rampage’ (1982) became his most successful album.

His pop career continued with ‘Going for Broke’ (1984), ‘Born Tuff’ (1986), ‘File Under Rock’ (1988), while Grant returned to his roots on ‘Painting of the Soul’ (1992) and ‘Soca Baptism’ (1993), a collection of covers.

He also launched his label Ice Records, and began re-issuing recordings by Calypso and Soca legends such as the Mighty Sparrow, Roaring Lion, Lord Melody and others. Now Ice Records have released his ‘Hit Collection” 17 tracks with bonus disc of twelve inch mixes.

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