Thursday, September 21, 2017

Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (GTO)

Although the vox populi would opt for cuts such as ‘Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)’ and ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’ in addition to ‘Get Out Of My Dreams’ and ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’, Billy Ocean‘s repertoire was way wider than this string of commercial hits. His vocal skills allowing him to express himself in varied styles, from ballads (‘Suddenly’) to solid grooves (‘Are You Ready’, ‘Stay The Night’) including this funky bass led jam, produced by British drummer songwriter Nigel Martinez, which would be the title track of his album released the year after, in 1981.
Trinidad & Tobago-born Leslie Sebastian Charles, better known as Billy Ocean, not only happened to introduce R&B in the UK. He managed to be the #1 R&B singer in the country during the 80’s…

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