September 15, 2010

early reggae/roots ~ Jamaica 1974

Marcia Griffiths the first time ever I saw your face.mp3 - DivShare




Not a 45, but a song from the 1974 Jamaican LP, 'Play Me Sweet And Nice' by Marcia Griffiths.
This song has been covered and recorded about a hundred times by everyone in all genres of music. Most know Roberta Flack's 1972 version, but I've always loved this version by Marcia Griffiths.
Surprisingly 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was written originally in the style of a folk song in 1957 by British folk singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl.