Label: Trojan Records - TJDDD177 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady
Bruce Ruffin 's solo career wasn't that of a typical Jamaican The Bitterness Of Life - Bruce Ruffin - Mad About You - The Antology in the late '60s and early '70s. He began You Have Natural Mind - Youth Enrage - Youth Enrage rocksteady with the Techniques and dipped his toes briefly in the new sound of reggae, but after that his path is one that few others followed, one of syrupy conservative pop.
Almost all of Ruffin 's solo material is gathered here on Mad About Youtitled after the song that shaped the singer's legacy of reggae-pop. The title Swollen Tongue - Frank Smith - Nineteen had a novelty sheen, with chipmunk backing vocals and sappy strings, and was an embarrassment to Ruffin -- but its success convinced him and his producers at the time, Tony Cousins and Bruce Whiteto run with it.
That summery material with breezy melodies and light brass and string arrangements is what the singer is best known for, and in the pantheon of pop-soul and reggae-pop Ruffin falls somewhere between R. Greaves and Johnny Nash. Reggae power!! The transformation is visible in easy steps from the rough Kong sessions that included covers of Paul Simon 's "Cecilia" and the Five Stairsteps "O-o-h Child" to the smooth Chin-Loy -produced hit "Rain" and finally the glossy sheen of "Mad About You" and the other Cousins and White productions.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Reggae. Styles Reggae-Pop Rocksteady. Track Listing - Disc 1. Long About Now. Fred Hellerman. Bruce Ruffin. Dry Up Your Tears. I'm the One. Who's Gonna Be Your Man. Paul Simon. The Bitterness of Life. O-o-h Child. Stan Vincent. Irwin Levine. Are You Ready. Free the People. Then Came the Heartbreak.
One Big Happy Family. Heaven Child. Make Love, Not War. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers. Song of Peace. You Are the Best. We Can Make It. Mad About You. Save the People. Coming On Strong. Crazy People. Tickle Me. I Like Everything About You. Track Listing - Disc 2. I'm in the Thick of It. Don't Walk in My Footsteps.
I'm Depending on You. Colourless World. Little Boys and Little Girls. Lord, I'm Ready. One People. Now That I'm a Man. Love Thy Neighbours. What's the Matter Now. What Can I Do. Stop Living in a Dream World. The Bitterness Of Life - Bruce Ruffin - Mad About You - The Antology Sides to Every Story. Country Life. What About the Children. Uppity Up, Y'All. Isn't It Good to Know. It Don't Worth My While.
John and Judith. Long About Now Fred Hellerman. Spotify Amazon. Cecilia Paul Simon. O-o-h Child Stan Vincent. Candida Irwin Levine.
Are You Ready Bruce Ruffin. Then Came the Heartbreak Bruce Ruffin. Heaven Child Bruce Ruffin. Song of Peace Bruce Ruffin. You Are the Best Bruce Ruffin. Mad About You Bruce Ruffin. Save the People Bruce Ruffin. Coming On Strong Bruce Ruffin. Crazy People Bruce Ruffin. Tickle Me Bruce Ruffin. I'm in the Thick of It Bruce Ruffin. I'm Depending on You Bruce Ruffin.
Colourless World Bruce Ruffin. The Bitterness of Life Bruce Ruffin. Lord, I'm Ready Bruce Ruffin. One People Bruce Ruffin.
Love Thy Neighbours Bruce Ruffin. What's the Matter Now Bruce Ruffin. Country Life Bruce Ruffin. What About the Children Bruce Ruffin.
Where The Wind Blows - Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra - A Salute To The Aragon Ballroom, Hunter (K.L.I.M. Legacy) - Nexus VI - Decaying Society, Menuetto - Mozart*, Brandis Quartet, Klára Würtz, Marc Grauwels - Chamber Music, Oo Shoobee Doo - The Real ShooBee Doo - Good To Go, Bird Song - The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat The Holy Modal Rounders