Dawn Penn - Jamaica

 
 


Dawn Penn is the undisputed Reggae-Queen of Jamaica. She gained worldwide acclaim with her hit "(No, No, No) You Don't Love Me" in the summer of '94, topped the music charts in the USA as well as in Europe, not to mention her native Island. Only few knew that she had released this song already almost two decades ago.

Dawn Penn has been working with many of the best known Jamaican producers and singers since the late sixties. She secured national hits with Johnny Nash and recorded several singles for the labels Prince Buster, Jackpot and others that consolidated her fame in the music scene of Jamaica. In this time she began working with Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dott' s Studio One and recorded - among other tunes - her jamaican super hit "(No, No, No) You Don't Love Me".

The rest of the world discovered her talent in 1994 when she re-recorded her biggest hit for Steelie & Clarke / Heartbeat Rec. and published on her No No No Album on Big Beat / Atlantic and it comprised a lot of new material as well as some excellent adaptations of classics such as "A Love I Can Feel" and "The First Cut Is The Deepest". And now Hip-Hop and R'n'B - stars Eve and Rihanna published their own versions of this great song.

Acclaimed appearances on festivals in the USA, Europe and of course Jamaica followed - but that was no reason for the First Lady with the soulful voice to rest on her laurels.

1998 saw the release of the second Dawn Penn album of new on Trojan Records. The title "Come Again" was a musical retrospective in a new outfit and the album simply terrifying. Since then she published several songs and had different guest appearances.

Now Dawn Penn is back on stage and you better seize this rare chance! Admiration is the word, definetly!

01.2006