Osbourne, Johnny, and the Sensations – “Come Back Darling” – [Sunspot Records, Ltd.]
Brian Damage 11/18/2022 12-inch, Reggae
I’m surprised that this classic 1969 Reggae outing from Johnny Osbourne and the Sensations wasn’t already in our library, but I am delighted to be able to add it now.
Legendary producer Winston Riley had previously worked with Osbourne’s teenage band, the Wild Cats, then signed Johnny and the band (now named The Sensations) for his new ‘Techniques’ label. Riley and Osbourne contributed a half-dozen tunes each to the record, and brought in some smoking session musicians such as Johnny Organ to fill out the Sensations’ sound.
This has the classic Treasure Isle Studios tape-saturated sound of the era; the songs, regardless of lyrical content, wrap around you like a warm hug. Simply stated, it’s one of the definitive records of the ’69-’71 era.
you heard it 23 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 34 days ago, Zero Gravity played If It's Not Love
- 39 days ago, Albion Moonlight played Power & The Glory
- 41 days ago, Lucky Jae played Red Sunset
- 46 days ago, dr doug played Come Back Darling
- 59 days ago, Ras Babo played One Day You'll Need My Kiss
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