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Lloyd Clarke - Now I Know The Reason (Adapted)
Lloyd Clarke - Good Morning
US reissue, original 1962
Matrix VC 9119
Lloyd recorded his first tune, Parapinto Boogie, for Duke Reid in 1960 and got a hit in the dancehall and on the radio. The English market followed and he scored more hits with Japanese Girl, Girls Rush, The Cheat, Sixty Years, Summertime and Fellow Jamaican. Lloyd also worked with the Skatalites at Studio One. Now I Know The Reason (released in the UK on the Blue Beat Label) is a slow ballad. We prefer the flipside: Good Morning speeds up to high energy ska.