Single available on iTunes
Reggae’s top crooner Romain Virgo is sending a soulful ode to the original Prince of Reggae Dennis Brown on his latest track, “Caress Me Girl,” just released on iTunes.
Covering Brown’s original track released in 1996, Virgo’s version of “Caress Me Girl” summons the Prince soul wrenching emotions on this 21st century edition. It’s a refreshing retro sound for the young singer, who is currently on tour promoting his latest album, “Lifted,” released last October.
The song is part of the upcoming “We Remember Dennis Brown” – a double-disc tribute album due in late spring on VP Records that celebrates one of the best reggae singers in the world. The album will be a collection of the Crown Prince’s timeless hits covered by some reggae and R&B’s most renowned artists today. Each song was re-produced by Jamaican legend Clive Hunt with his all-star team of musicians to give each song an authentic yet fresh feel.
To celebrate the icon during his birthday month, VP Records will reveal one song from the album every Friday for the next five weeks. Romain Virgo’s “Caress Me Girl” and Raging Fyah’s “Milk & Honey” have already been released, while Jah9’s “Bloody City” will be available on Feb 19, The Green’s “Promised Land” on Feb 26 and Marsha Ambrosius’ version of “Have You Ever” on Mar 4.
In addition to these power hitters, “We Remember Dennis Brown” will feature an array of singers from Jamaica. The island’s latest crop of stars (including Jah Cure, Gyptian, Chronixx and Jesse Royal) as well as several icons who worked with Brown (like reggae vocalists Bushman and Freddie McGregor) all offer their contributions. Freddie’s son Chino McGregor and Christopher Ellis, the talented UK-based singer and offspring of Alton Ellis (another one of Brown’s musical mentors and confidants), also both deliver powerful renditions of Brown’s classics.
Listen to Romain’s track “Caress Me Girl” below: