August 8, 2022

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Singer Dona-V Covers the Crown Prince of Reggae

by Howard Campbell

[NEW YORK] – Certainly one of numerous songs from the Dennis Brown hit parade, Ought to I is a bonafide basic that was a staple of the Crown Prince of Reggae’s dwell present.

Singer Dona-V, an avowed fan of the reggae legend, lined the music for a “private album” 5 years in the past. After dogged encouragement from his pals, he lastly launched it in Might.

Singer Dona-V Covers the Crown Prince of Reggae

“I believe that Ought to I is one among Jamaica’s nationwide anthems; it’s one of the well-liked songs out of Jamaica. In case you don’t know Ought to I, whether or not you’re outdated or younger, you aren’t from the Caribbean,” he stated.

His model of the 1978 music is produced by Scott Yahney and distributed by VPAL Music. It’s the follow-up to My Brethren, Dona-V’s cowl of Brown’s Make it Simple on Your self.

The New York-based Dona-V is from Manchester parish in Jamaica. He has been recording music for over 30 years;  Brown, who died at age 42 in 1999, is his greatest affect.

He first heard Ought to I in 1984 shortly after leaving highschool. The unique was produced by Joe Gibbs with whom Brown had a fruitful partnership in the course of the late Seventies to the early Eighties.

Ought to I is from Phrases of Knowledge, an album acknowledged among the many prolific Brown’s finest works.

Dona-V lower 15 ‘D Brown’ covers for his album that was by no means formally launched. It incorporates variations of No Man is an Island and Issues in Life which had been initially executed within the early Seventies.

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