While not the album of the same name Boothe cut for Trojan in 1974, this compilation does include songs from that release, along with many other standout tracks spanning the singer's rocksteady and early-reggae prime. Often likened to Wilson Pickett, Boothe, with his similarly gruff soul delivery, is in top form throughout the 26 tracks here. In addition to hits from his fruitful stay with producer Lloyd Charmers - including "Crying Over You," "Rasta Never Fail," and the .
Everything I Own is the seventh studio album by Jamaican recording artist Ken Boothe. It was released in 1974 by Trojan Records. It is not to be confused with the three Ken Boothe compilation albums, Everything I Own (1997), Everything I Own: The Best of Ken Boothe (2003) and Everything I Own: The Definitive Collection (2007)
Ken Boothe - Everything I Own. Everything I Own. Ken Boothe. Download MP3.
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Album · 1996 · 26 Songs. Everything I Own Ken Boothe. Listen on Apple Music.
Where Ken Boothe shines is in the cover versions of soul music. The difference is that he takes songs that are excellent in their own right ("Everything I Own," "Love Don't Love Nobody," "That's the Way Nature Planned It") and lays them down in smooth reggae style. He is not derivative and trying hard to twist the song to fit into his style. He is simply interpreting the songs in his own way, straight from the heart. And the production is excellent, from instrumentation to perfectly mixed harmonizing backing vocals . Jamaican Otis Redding indeed.
Everything I Own" is a song written by David Gates. It was originally recorded by Gates's rock band Bread for their 1972 album Baby I'm-a Want You. Although initial listeners may have interpreted it as a song about a broken relationship, Gates would later reveal that it was a song about the passing of his father. According to the book 1000 UK Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, at his father's funeral, a friend took David Gates aside and said, "Your dad was so proud of what you were doing. Owing more to the Ken Boothe version, the sweet reggae style was reminiscent of his earlier debut hit with Culture Club, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?". Coming at the time of his arrest for possession of heroin, it provided a major boost to his career. Other than the UK, it was a number one in many countries (including Canada, Ireland, Italy, Norway and South Africa) and top 10 in many markets too.
Everything I Own. Evil Girl. Crying Over You. Sad and Lonely. My Heart Is Like a Open Book. You Will Reach Your Goal.