B.B. Seaton - After All This Time
Soul Beat - #SBCD 027 - September 01, 2007
Reviewed by Bellyman on October 02, 2007
I really LOVE this release so much, I almost had no time to write about it just because I have to listen to it all the time and simply rejoice !
'After All This Time' is quite an understatement if you take in account that BB Seaton has a recording history that reaches back as far as the late 1950s. Apart from starting the brilliant vocal group known as The Gaylads and sharing lead vocals with the great Delano Stewart and Maurice Roberts he was one of the main songwriters in the rocksteady era. Beautiful classics like 'Lady in the red dress', 'Joy in the Morning', My Jamaican Girl', 'There's a Fire' (all featured on these discs in their later guises) plus 'Hard to Confess', 'Young, Gifted and Black' and many many more are of this man's origin.
Apart from all of that, he was one of Coxsone Dodd's main men, recording many a young talent and supervising many sessions at Studio One that resulted in even more classic recordings.
With this collection of 49 songs you have an excellent occasion to put your hands on almost every recording Mr.Seaton made after the demise of the Gaylads. Devided in one 'Lovers' and one 'Roots & Culture' CD there is no stopping in the hits. All delivered with this emotionally captive soulful voice of BB Seaton. That man is pure gold !
Bellyman - Roots Archives, October 2007