Banton, George - The Soul of Toronto

Format: LP
Label: S.I.G.H.T. SLB-1004
Year: 1986
Origin: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica - Toronto, Ontario
Genre: funk, soul, reggae, rhythm & blues
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Release Type: Albums
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Playlist: Ontario, Beautiful Black Canadians, 1980's, The Ultimate Jamaica to Ontario Collection, Reggae, Caribbean and African


Side 1

Track Name
Uptight Good Woman (vocal)
Uptight Good Woman (reprise)
I'm The One (Who Loves You)
Burning Fire
Wide Awake in a Dream

Side 2

Track Name
Let Me Sing You a Love Song
She's Gone Again
Bring it On Home to Me
How Could I Let You Get Away


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George Banton began his singing career in the churches of St. Elizabeth parish in Jamaica. He emigrated to Canada in 1976 and began performing various styles and scored a number-one R&B hit with “Faithful and True” in the early 80s. Other hits followed, including the self-penned “Honey I Will”. He has been twice nominated for the coveted JUNO Award and continues to touch audiences in Toronto and beyond with a style that reaches from Joe Tex to ZZ Hill and a soulful delivery that remains forever connected to the church choirs of Jamaica.

George Banton: vocals
Eddie Bullen: production coordinator, keyboards, drum and synthesizer programming, piano, and arranger
Carl Harvey: guitars, bass
Jamie Sutherland: guitars
Reggie Paul: guitars
Tony Barrett: guitars
Bob Federer: keyboards, synthesizer horn arrangements
Iau Wata: keyboards
B.J. Reed: backing vocals
Joanne Brooks backing vocals
Liberty Silver backing vocals
John Panchyshyn: saxophone
Pat Parez: saxophone
Vern Dorge: saxophone
Mike Stewart: saxophone
John Panchyshyn: saxophone

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