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Marcia Griffiths

Jamaican reggae singer

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Armando Bellmas
Marcia Griffiths

This week on Ecléctico we're featuring cool and curious cover songs. Today you're listening to reggae singer Marcia Griffiths covering a classic rhythm and blues song by Al Green. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from a review by C. Depasquale on Aquarium Drunkard.

"Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" by Marcia Griffiths
1974 | Jamaican reggae singer

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Decidedly more dank than UB40’s version, Marcia Griffiths’ cover of Al Green’s “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” simmers and sizzles with a primal rocksteady beat and a saccharine slow rhythm. Perfect for these dog days of late August, Griffiths recorded the track for her 1974 lp, Play Me Sweet and Nice. Slowing things down and mining the sultry, the interpreter creates room for deep pockets of fuzzed-out, psychedelic soul and caverns of choral funk. It’s one of those rare, lightning in a bottle covers

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