CD Review: Johnny Nash – Stir It Up: The Anthology 1965-1979 (Soul Music Records)

Although Johnny Nash had been recording for almost a decade by the late 60s, it wasn’t until 1968 that he scored his first British Hit, Hold Me Tight.

The Houston,Texas born singer would quickly follow with two further hits You Got Soul and a cover of Sam Cooke’s Cupid before proceeding to chart again no less than 9 times over the next 20 years with memorable hits including I Can See Clearly Now and the Number One Tears on My Pillow.

Over 46 tracks, Stir It Up: The Anthology 1965-1979 brings together all of Nash’s greatest hits as well as several album tracks. Combining pop, reggae and soul, Nash’s sound remains feel good and uplifting, making this an ideal soundtrack for those idyllic summer days ahead.

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