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Twiggi back with Old Time Love

Monday, March 28, 2016

VETERAN singer Twiggi has enjoyed some success in South Florida in recent times with songs like Kiss Me One More Time and The Power of Love.

However, she yearns for a return to Jamaican charts. She is hoping to do that with Old Time Love, her latest song, produced by Fort Lauderdale’s Natty Power Records.

"In general, it is very tough getting hits from overseas as most of the attention and push is centered on the ‘works’ coming straight out of Jamaica, but it also depends on the producers’ commitment to the project and how far they are willing to take it," she told the Jamaica Observer.

Old Time Love is done on the Thirteen Scroll ‘riddim’ which has songs by a number of seasoned artistes such as Ed Robinson (Retaliation), Galaxy P Better Be Good and Determine who did A Child Is Born.

Recording on a hot beat can thrust an unknown artiste into the limelight. It can also revive the career of others who have not had a hit song in years.

"I do not mind recording on riddims as long as they are catchy and melodious with some good artistes featured on them. Remember, most of my hit songs were on riddims," said Twiggi.

The slender Twiggi (real name Marie Gittens) started in the music business as a backup vocalist. Over the years, she sang on hit songs by Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder, among others.

Most of those songs were done for producer Donovan Germain’s Penthouse Records which also produced I Want Your Love, Twiggi’s biggest solo hit.

Twiggi has lived in South Florida for nearly 10 years, recording for different producers. She has stepped up her schedule in recent months.

"For the past six months I’ve just been focused on writing songs and getting some tracks together for a new project I’m about to start. I haven’t been on the road as much, but have been very busy in the studio recording some singles," she said.

— Howard Campbell