Lukie D, Alaine rework classic

IN 1968 Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd produced Always Together, a monster hit for Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths.

Twenty-three years later producer Donovan Germain released a cover of that song titled Really Together, featuring Griffiths and Cutty Ranks, which also scaled the charts.

The latest cover is Really Together by Lukie D and Alaine. It entered the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae Chart last weekend at number 29.

Really Together is produced by Dean Fraser and is from the VP Records compilation series, Strictly The Best Vol 62. It is also part of the tribute album We Remember Bob Andy, scheduled for release in February 2023.

Also produced by Fraser, We Remember Bob Andy will be available on vinyl, digital platforms, and as a double CD. It contains covers of the singer-songwriter's biggest hits by Bitty McLean, Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Luciano, Romain Virgo, Nadine Sutherland, Richie Spice, and others.

Bob Andy, one of reggae music's prolific songwriters, died in March 2020. He was 75.

McLean's cover of Bob Andy's Let Them Say is number nine on the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae Chart, and number six on the South Florida Reggae Chart.

On this week's New York chart Christopher Martin is number one for a second week with Guaranteed. Another new entry is Officially by Lenn Hammond and Hugh Brown at 30.

On the South Florida Reggae Chart, Everyday of My Life by Robert Ffrench is number one. Coward Bwoy by Inique moves from 13 to 10, while This is Your Day by Ed Robinson jumps from to 15.

This week's new entries are Love Uprising by JC Lodge (number 23), and Don't Play Me by Shuga (number 25).

Moving to the streaming and sales-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and The Wailers are on top for 153 non-consecutive weeks with Legend.

Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection by Shaggy is number two, while Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul is at three.

Wisdom and World on Fire by Stick Figure are numbers four and five, respectively while Greatest Hits by UB40 dips to number six.

Dutty Rock, recently certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), is number seven, Set in Stone by Stick Figure is eight, and Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution is nine.

The Grammy-nominated Gifted by Koffee rounds out the chart's top 10.

Lukie D
Kevin Jackson

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