With the most haunting and memorable voice in the music business, reggae singer Ghost has established himself as the genre's premier vocalist. With astounding talent and a wicked knowledge of music, Ghost has combined his beautiful song writing skills with the ability to select just the right tunes to cover, quite often improving upon the original. With his second solo album "Love You" about to drop, Ghost is ready to claim his position on the top of the reggae world.
In 1977, at the tender age of 3, Carlton Hilton, the boy who would come to be known as Ghost, was already performing on street corners for the people of Matches Lane, the Kingston community where he was born. The more he sang, the more his respect and reputation grew. As a youth inspired by Michael Jackson and Bob Marley, Ghost sang, sang and sang - perfecting his God given talent.
In 1989, Ghost recorded his first tune alongside DJ Culture, "Commercial Time", for producer Patrick Livingston. Then came his first solo recording, "Killing Me Softly" for Patrick Roberts on the Punany riddim. From then the tunes began to flow fast and furious. In '91 came the big hits for Shocking Vibes, "Do You Remember" and "Something Inside So Strong". And then onto hits like "Here I Am" for Colin Fatta and "Oh Carol" for Digital B on the Stalag riddim. Around this time was when Ghost began to focus on the slow tunes that would take him to his highest heights yet in the music business.
In 1992, Ghost was given the opportunity to tour with Legendary DJ Shabba Ranks, further securing his position as one of the reggae music's rising stars. Later that same year, he recorded "God Is Truly Amazing" with Beenie Man. It was not long after this that Ghost began to work closely with Roundhead and General B, who would soon combine to create the formidable Monster Shack Crew. "We used to record up at Arrows studio", explains Ghost, "and when we finished we used to move together. We would go up to a place Roundhead had up in Papine. It never build up yet, so we used to call it the shack. Roundhead did have a tune out at the time, "Man A Monster", that's where the Monster Shack came from".
The crew released an album in '98, "Monster Party", and now in 2000 Ghost is following up with is unbelievably only his second solo album "Love You". Ghost's first album, "Slowly", was released almost ten years ago. Cleary, "Love You" is long overdue. In the years between albums Ghost perfected his singing style and has become famous for his cover songs, many of which are included on "Love You".
The crew released an album in '98, "Monster Party", and now in 2000 Ghost is following up
with is unbelievably only his second solo album "Love You". Ghost's first album, "Slowly", was released almost ten years ago. Cleary, "Love You" is long overdue. In the years between albums Ghost perfected his singing style and has become famous for his cover songs, many of which are included on "Love You".
One of his penchant for singing over songs, Ghost explains, "Once me hear a song me really love, me haffi sing it, as long as you feel a song and know say people like it worldwide." Ghost's songwriting talents are also heavily felt on the album with original tunes like "Love You", the album's wicked title track and first single.
Truly the most original sound in reggae music, Ghost is poised to conquer the world with his haunting melodies. "Love You" has no shortage of hit singles including the massive Paul Simon covers "Bodyguard" and "Diamond Gal", as well as Cher's "Do You Believe". Hit tunes like these combined with a wealth of brand new material make "Love You" the singers album for 2000.
*NOTE: Photo by Richard Williams.
Ghost's album in stores as of July 18th.
Reggae's #1 singer returns for 2000 with his second solo album, "LOVE YOU". 18 songs deep, "LOVE YOU" has all of the singer's hits including.... "Do You Believe", "Slowly", "Bodygaurd" and the album's lead single and title track - "LOVE YOU".
Ghost's current #1 tune, the Air Supply cover "Nothing At All" is also featured on the album. Unlike most artist ablums, "LOVE YOU" has the singer's hits alongside a whole heap of brand new material including, "Let Her Down Easy", "Working", "Lady In Red", "Now Or Never", "Your Memories" and "Never Let You Down".
With the wickedest voice int he music business, backed by dancehall's top producers - Salaam Remi (Hot Ice), Patrick Roberts (Shocking Vibes), Computer Paul (Boot Camp), Colin "Fatta" and Ghost himself, "LOVE YOU" is pure niceness.
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