Althea & Donna, "Uptown Top Ranking"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in Joe Gibbs' Studio, Retirement Crescent, Kingston, Jamaica in 1977 for Althea and Donna's "Uptown Top Ranking" first released on the Joe Gibbs label...
Jamaicans Althea Forest was 17 and Donna Reid 18 when they recorded this version of the "I'm So In Love With You" rhythm. I have always considered it a "reply" record to Trinity's "Three Piece Suit " first released by Joe Gibbs in 1975. In February 1978 this became a UK #1 hit, after some early boosting from John Peel. They never repeated their success, but they sure looked like they were having a lot of fun while it was happening. Absolutely irresistible !" KV
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