in contrast to what looks like a male dominated roots reggae scene, in the uk, the lover’s rock movement was exemplified by young girl bands. lovers rock merged reggae with smoother soul sounds in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience.
way before brandy, monica and aaliyah became notable for launching careers barely into their teens, groups of south london schoolgirls were rocking sound systems and making some of the best reggae music of the late 70s.
15-16-17 – funny feeling
althea and donna – uptown top ranking
brown sugar – hello stranger
cool notes – i’ve got to let him
the gaylets – lonely feeling
revelation – with you boy
the sadonians – goodbye my love
sister love – goodbye little man
the tonettes – i’ll give it to you
winsome – am i the same girl