Although not widely known, mainstream artists such as Jim Reeves, the Beatles, and of course Elvis were hugely popular in Jamaica throughout the sixties and seventies. This is reflected in the very first collection of Elvis covers - reggae style! All Shook Up - A Reggae Tribute To The King, released by Trojan Records on November 21, 2005 pays tribute to the King (in what would have been his 70th year), with this joyous collection of Reggae-fied versions of some of his best-loved hits.
Among the numerous highlights are Chaka Demus & Pliers' irresistible rendition of Don't Be Cruel, Hortense Ellis' Lee Perry-produced Suspicious Minds and Jackie Edwards' superb version of the title track. This is a must have purchase for all Elvis (and reggae) fans and comes at a time when interest in Presley's work is greater than ever, as illustrated by a series of top five singles including the UK's 1000th #1 single with One Night.
01. Don't Be Cruel - Chaka Demus & Pliers
02. Love Me Tender - Slim Smith
03. All Shook Up - Jackie Edwards
04. One Night - Jackie Brown
05. It's Now Or Never - Cornel Campbell
06. Are You Lonesome Tonight - Pat Kelly
07. Wooden Heart - Hortense Ellis
08. Kiss Me Quick - Keeling Beckford
09. Suspicion - Jimmy London
10. Frankie And Johnny - Eugene Paul
11. Love Letters - Alton & Phyllis
12. You'll Never Walk Alone - Vic Taylor
13. How Great Thou Art - Cedric Poitier with Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
14. In The Ghetto - Susan Cadogan
15. Suspicious Minds - Hortense Ellis
16. The Wonder Of You - Lloyd Parks
17. Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Bob Andy
18. Always On My Mind - Barbara Jones
19. The Impossible Dream - Ken Boothe
20. For The Good Times - Lloyd Charmers
21. Fever - Junior Byles
22. Lovin' Arms - Al Brown
23. Pledging My Love - John Holt
All Shook Up - A Reggae Tribute To The KingSeptember 23, 2005 | Music
circleG wrote on September 23, 2005
superb! I always knew Elvis was big in the west indies and this prooves it. I'll be getting it and playing it at max volume to my reggae-loving pals. Brilliant cover!
asd123 wrote on September 23, 2005
this release could be funny :-) Go and get it folks, don't buy your old elvis recordings over and over, get some new stuff to have fun with ;-)
Jim Hoff wrote on September 23, 2005
Give me a break - A reggae version of "How Great Thou Art"???? What's next? A waltz version of "Burning Love"?? And then that ridicilous cover.Save your money, I tell you!