Jo'anna, do you feel my love...?
Eddy Grant, whose real name is Edmond Grant, is an English singer of Guyanese origin who began his artistic career with The Equals. Group with which he had a first notable success in 1968 with the title “Baby come back”.
It was only 12 years later that he would experience his first solo success with the enormous "Do you feel my love", a single which was released in 1980 and which literally exploded its notoriety on the international scene. Single from the album "Can’t get enough" which was released a year later in 1981.
But the real consecration came a year later in 1982 with the release of the album "Killer on the rampage". Album that is a real worldwide hit and from which will be extracted the two biggest hits of his career, namely "I don’t wanna dance" but also and above all "Electric avenue". Title that will sell over a million copies !
Two years passed before the release in 1984 of the less successful album "Going for Broke", from which a single hit "Romancing the Stone" was extracted.
The album "Born Tuff" which came out in 1986 goes completely unnoticed ...!
Back in force in 1988 with the album "File under rock" which will allow the artist to record a last top hit with the single "Gimme hope Jo'anna", resolutely anti-apartheid title. And that will be his last notable success.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Living on the front line 1979
Do you feel my love 1980
Can’t get enough of you 1981
I don’t wanna dance 1982
Electric avenue 1983
War party 1983
Till I can’t take love no more 1983
Romancing the stone 1984
Gimme hope Jo’anna 1988
Harmless piece of fun 1988
1979 ... first title and ... first success. We could not ask for a better start at this stage. It only remains to unroll ...
1980 ... then THIS title comes ! Surely one of the most famous reggae songs of the decade. The title is a real worldwide hit and propels the artist to the top of fame at the speed of light ! HU-GE !
1981 ... he immediately confirms that the previous mega title was anything but an accident. A career that starts off with a bang and that still has some great surprises in store for us !
1982 ... a single-title year, but what a title! He connects the mega planetary hits at an incredible speed. What an inspiration !
1983 ... he achieved supreme consecration with THIS title ! A title which makes him definitively return to the musical legend of the 80s. A well-deserved consecration !
1983 ... we continue in stride. Even if this title will not be able to compete on the success side with its predecessor, success is once again at the rendezvous
1983 ... a BIG 1983 with a plethora of hits. It will also be his best Cru. Constantly renewed inspiration that produces premium quality
1984 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. After an exceptional 1983 year, 1984 is a poor year. Only one major title but big caliber, that's already it !
1988 ... big air hole for 4 years. But it is to bounce back better in this year 1988 with this title which will undoubtedly remain as one of his most successful. MAS-TER-FUL !
1988 ... the last notorious hit. A career in the end of which he can be proud and which will have left some pretty nuggets in the musical history of the 80s !
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