SANDRA CROSS

SANDRA CROSS

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Lovers Rock can be described as mainly UK produced reggae love songs. Most of the songs were sung by second generation Afro caribbeans, sons and daughters of the Windrush generation. At this time most of their music was influenced by reggae produced in Jamaica, and this was a progression from that but producing something which meant
something to them that grew up in the UK.
Most of these songs were written in the mid 1970's to mid 1980's .

Biography

With 5 No.1 reggae singles and 10 top selling albums, 8 UK and International Reggae Music Awards winner Cross is only getting started. The singer returns just as fierce and compelling on her 11th studio album, entitled “Just As I am” soon to be released on North West London’s reggae label, Stingray Records. The album projects an amazing performance from the stunning and talented singer/songwriter diva of Reggae.
Born amongst seven boys to Jamaican parents, and raised in London, England. Her music career started when she won a local talent contest at the age of 14. Five No.1 hits followed over the years, which included her bigees to date, “Country Living’, produced by the notorious Neil Frazer aka The Mad Professor of Ariwa Records, London. Country Living spent a whopping 10 weeks at the No.1 spot in the UK and European reggae charts in 1985, and was followed by twelve top 10 albums.
Cross went on to accumulate popularity and fame in the reggae industry and became one of the most admired female reggae singers in the business. She earned the title of the BBC listener’s “Britain’s Best Female Reggae Singer” for six consecutive years between 1986 -1991.
Her first exclusive Japanese release, an album entitled ‘Just a Dream’, was produced and released by Pioneer Records executive Koichi Hanafusa in 1997. This was followed by her second exclusive Japanese release entitled ‘Dreams Come True’ released in 1999.

Discography

SINGLES:
I ADORE YOU - 1979 - Studio 16 label
I JUST DON'T CARE - 1979 - Studio 16 label
PUT IT ON - 1980 - Studio 16 label
GLUE ON THE PAPER - 1982 - Student label
COUNTRY LIVING - 1985 - Ariwa Records
YOU'RE LYING - 1985 - Ariwa Records
IT;S YOU - 1986 - Ariwa Records
PUT IT ON (Remix) 1986 - Ariwa Records
MY GUY - 1987 - Ariwa Records

ALBUMS
SANDRA CROSS AND THE WILD BUNCH - 1984 - Ariwa
COUNTRY LIFE - 1986 - Ariwa Records
COMET IN THE SKY - 1988 - Ariwa Records
THIS IS SANDRA CROSS - 1989 - Ariwa Records
100% LOVERS ROCK - 1980 - Ariwa Records
JUST A DREAM - 1998 - Pioneer Records (Japan)
DREAMS COME TRUE - 1999 - Pioneer (Japan)
SANDRA CROSS NOW - 2008 - Joe Gibbs
JUST AS I AM - 2012 - Stingray Records