Winsome + Winsome vs Paulette
@ the Indigo 02
27 October 2012 - 23 September 2011
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Winsome began her recording career in 1985, when she signed to
South London record company Fashion Records. Her first release on
their ‘Fine Style’ label was a cover of Barbara Acklin’s
“Am I The Same Girl” recorded at the Mark Angelo recording
studios in Clerkenwell London and had Brinsley Forde, Tony Robinson,
Angus Gaye and Bigger Morrison (Aswad) as her session musicians.
Deborah Glasgow, Michael Gordon and Winsome originally provided
the BV's for her first track, but the girls threw Michael Gordon
out of the session for being too much of a perfectionist! These
musicians played on Winsome’s first 4 releases for Fashion;
“Am I The Same Girl”, “Can't Take The Lies”,
“Born Free” and “Homebreaker”.
After a meteoric start which had her travelling Europe and England
extensively. In 1987 she performed at Reggae Sunsplash on Clapham
Common, England to over 300,000 people. She returned to the studio
and recorded a number of duets with some male label mates; “Tonight’s
the Night” w/ Gospel Fish, “Hold On” w/ General
Levy, “Best Years Of My Life”" w/ Sweetie Irie,
“Lets Start Over” w/ Frankie Paul, “Rock With
Me Baby” w/ Nerious Joseph and also with some guest featured
artists “Superwoman” w/ Tippa Irie. In 1989 both Winsome
and Tippa were awarded a gold disc for reaching No.1 with their
track. Whilst recording with Frankie Paul he told Winsome to “Sing
like you're giving birth!” After their labours, a beautiful
track was delivered safely. Whilst still under contract to Fashion
Winsome featured on many recordings for other labels such as a French
version of Louchie Lou and Michie One’s “Rich Girl”
with French DJ Big Boss entitled “Ah! Si Jetais Richie”
for French label Bachich and numerous titles for Anthony Brightly’s
Sir George label.
Paulette Tajah biography
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