1000 Volts of Holt by John Holt

John Holt’s snappily named 1974 album 1000 Volts of Holt is a particularly fine example of the legendary vocalist’s poppy reggae style. The instrumental arrangements are luscious and smooth, with generous swathes of orchestral overdubs placing the music in a special place. The covers Holt chooses to sing here are fully Holtified. LP reissue from 

Vinyl LP £18.49 4050538279801

Reissue LP on Trojan.

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1000 Volts of Holt by John Holt
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7/10 Jack 25th June 2017

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, John became a major reggae music star, beginning in 1964 when he replaced Leroy Stamp in the Paragons. As lead vocalist of that group, he helped the Paragons score a string of Jamaican number one hits. None of these made much impact internationally although one of them (The tide is high) eventually became a major international hit via a cover version by Blondie. The Paragons disbanded in 1970, whereupon John went solo. This compilation, dominated by cover versions, focuses exclusively on John's solo recordings.



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