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Feels so Good

by Carroll Thompson

Classic soulful reggae from the Queen of Lovers Rock a delightful collection of original and cover songs a must have the collection!
Genre: Reggae: Smooth Reggae
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1. Angel
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2. Come to Me
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3. Smiling Face
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4. Finally
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5. Strangers
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6. Touch Me in the Morning
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7. If This World Was Mine (feat. Peter Hunnigale)
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8. Still I Rise
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9. Touch Me
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10. Ordinary People
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11. Roll Call
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12. I Won't Cry
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lovers Rock -smooth soulful reggae. If you area reggae and soul fan then Carroll Thompson Queen of Lover Rock is the artist for you!
• UK's 100 BEST BLACK BRITONS published by the EVENING STANDARD & DAILY MIRROR • BBC Radio London Award; ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’ 1981, 1982 and 1983. Black Echoes . Best Female vocalist/best single and best album • Darker than Blue/Barclays ‘Woman of Merit’ 2007. ‘Outstanding contribution to Black music UK’ 2008. 2010 ' The best songwriter award' - The Lovers Rock movement Awards. 2011 Hidden Creative Industries Award 'Best selling Lovers Rock Award'.
RAISED IN THE GOSPEL TRADITIONS OF HER GRANDMOTHER’S house, and the church she was minister for, Carroll’s vocal and musical talents soon became evident.
Studying classical piano from the tender age of eight, by the time she was twelve she
scored first place in the National Youth Convention with her own composition ‘I KNOW HE IS WITH ME’. By the time she left college with a business degree, Carroll was running her own production company and Record label.
As songwriter and producer Carroll experienced her first real chart success. The timeless ‘I'M SO SORRY’ shooting straight to number one in the British Reggae Charts.
With the release of singles like ‘SIMPLY IN LOVE’, ‘JUST A LITTLE BIT’, ‘HAPPY SONG,’HOPELESSLY IN LOVE' and ‘YESTERDAY’ and her classic debut solo album HOPELESSLY IN LOVE she was quickly established as one of the UK’s finest female vocalist affectionately dubbed the QUEEN OF LOVERS ROCK selling over 750,000 units worldwide.
The timeless album 'Hopelessly in Love' still remains a best seller and has now achieved iconic status, with Carroll's warm vocals and honest songwriting, symbolizing and capturing the magical era of Lover Rock.
Carroll's vocal talents and arrangements are always in demand sharing her musical skills with a host of global chart topping artists including; MICHEAL JACKSON, STEVIE WONDER, SADE, NATALIE COLE, BB KING, GARY MOORE, ALBERT KING, OMAR, CHAKA KHAN, M PEOPLE, MADNESS, ROBBIE WILLAMS, STING, ERIC CLAPTON, ART BLAKEY, JOOLS HOLLAND, ETERNAL, COURTNEY PINE, SUPERGRASS, RODDY FRAME, TOM JONES, INCOGNITO, LEE SCRATCH PERRY, LUCIANO, SLY & ROBBIE, ANGIE STONE, KYLIE MINOGUE, SUGAR MINNOT, JUNIOR GISCOME, BILLY OCEAN, BOY GEORGE, MAXI PRIEST, ASWAD, PETSHOP BOYS, LOOSE ENDS and FRANKIE PAUL amongst others.
Interest from major record companies followed with signings to Virgin as a solo artist and group member of FLOY JOY which produced two TOP 40 hits ’Burn down a rhythm’ and ‘Operator’.
Carroll also featured vocals on COURTNEY PINE’S UK Top 40 single "I'm Still waiting" taken from the reggae-Jazz fusion album CLOSER TO HOME, Pine’s most successful selling album to date, US Top 14 BILLBOARD CHART.
Shortly afterwards Carroll reached TOP 20 in the UK National chart singing, co-writing and producing with top club DJ PAUL OAKENFOLD the club classic MOVEMENT 98 ‘JOY & HEARTBREAK’ .
Carroll worked with THE PETSHOP BOYS lending her lead vocal on the song 'LET THE MUSIC PLAY' used in the soundtrack of the OSCAR WINNING FILM ‘THE CRYING GAME'.
Her talents as Music composer and music consultant where credited on the the UK Channel Four film and soundtrack “BABYMOTHER’ and also the UK film "KNIGHTS AND
EMERALDS" where the self penned and produced "Ready or not" featuring her lead vocal.
CHANNEL FOUR, FORMATION FILMS, OXFORD FILMS/TV, INITIAL TV, BBC1 and 2, CHANNEL 5 AND COMEDY CENTRAL USA have all recruited Carroll’s skills and music production company as music consultant and executive music producer/ composer. Recent documentary credits include Kings and Queens of Comedy, History of Female Comedy and History of Jewish Comedy,The history of Hip Hop comedy (featuring; RICHARD PRYOR, BERNIE MAC, STEVE HARVEY, CHRIS ROCK, BILL CROSBY, ROSEANNE BAR, WHOOPI GOLDBERG and ELLEN DEGENERES) screened in the UK and the USA.
After a brief stint collaborating and arranging vocals for JOOLS HOLLAND and creating specialized remixes with the MAD PROFESSOR for acts including SADE and MASSIVE ATTACK Carroll started a new project writing and featuring on vocals with Japanese music guru GOTA AND THE HEART OF GOLD BAND which also featured HEITOR T.P. and IAN KIRKHAM (SIMPLY RED) and DRUMMIE ZEB and TONY GAD (ASWAD) and Japanese guitar Guru KENJI JAMMER.
With the success of GOTA, Carroll’s production company signed to TOSHIBA/EMI and released three solo albums FREE, FULL CIRCLE and SONGBIRD each reaching Japanese top 10.
Her vocal arranging talents being in demand can be currently heard on adverts such as CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES (Celebration Chocolates) AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH for DHL and I’M EVERY WOMAN.
When time permits Carroll works as A&R consultant, writing and producing for new talent and occasionally facilitating singing/song writing master classes and also ‘surviving the music industry’ workshops for aspiring musicians.
She regularly contributes on BBC Radio London ‘Sunday Night Special” and co presents a relationship program BBC 5 Live.
Her entrepreneurial spirit help launch COLOURTELLY.TV; 'Britain’s first online television station for black interest programming’ created with her partner DOTUN ADEBAYO MBE. Primarily due to the dissatisfaction of the lack of African/Caribbean presence on mainstream television This platform also screens the ever popular " LOVERS ROCK LOUNGE" a program which she hosts and produces, highlighting established and new Lovers Rock artists singing live in session once a month. A club session and program dear to Carroll's heart ,"An opportunity to keep alive and breathe life into a quintessentially British Genre which is much loved and under represented." quotes Carroll.
Carroll is constantly in demand from new and established fans keen to hear her warm sweet vocals and to see her live, with her full band, singing classic hits and new material.
She has touched many hearts and performs throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. Her love of working with fellow musicians will often find her collaborating along side Lovers Rock and Reggae legends such as JANET KAY, VICTOR ROMERO EVANS, TREVOR WALTERS, DENIS BOVELL, LEE SCRATCH PERRY, MAXI PRIEST, ASWAD, and PETER HUNNIGALE in addition, UK SOUL and JAZZ legends COURTNEY PINE, and OMAR at the BLUE NOTE, JAPAN.
Carroll has just completed a successful European tour headlining with the charismatic Jamaican Reggae musician LUCIANO (the messenger) where with her new material she mesmerized and entertained her fans, receiving rave reviews.
• Recently completed her much anticipated album 'FEELS SO GOOD''.
• Devised theatrical play 'Lovers Rock Monologues' with Janet Kay and Victor Romeo Evans- currently on theatre tour.
Her quotes and opinions can also be heard and seen on television documentaries, published books and articles.
SHE IS AND ALWAYS WILL REMAIN AN ENORMOUSLY GIFTED, TALENTED AND ECLECTIC ARTIST!
LIVE SHOWS
JAZZ CAFE - LONDON 02 - LONDON
BLUE NOTE - JAPAN
ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL -LONDON
EUROPE- FRANCE/SPAIN/GERMAY/ ITALY/ SWITZERLAND/AUSTRIA/ HOLLAND/SWEDEN
MIAMI - WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
GLASTONBURY - UK
SIERRA NEVADA- WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL- CALIFORNIA ARGENTINA- SKA /REGGAE
COLLABORATIONS
• MAXI PRIEST • SUGAR MINOTT • MAD PROFESSOR • COURTNEY PINE • JANET KAY • PAUL OAKENFOLD • PET SHOP BOYS • MICHEAL JACKSON • STEVIE WONDER • LOOSE ENDS • BILLY OCEAN • BOY GEORGE • NATALIE

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