8.”Groovy Little Thing” (1985)
This record is a Jamaican favorite, sort of a yard version of The Commodores’ “Easy (Like Sunday Morning)”. It is cool and understated, in the way most Al Green tracks are—the musicians are tearing it up, but are tempered in the mix—while Beres diligently phrases 100% raw soul between the easy groove. Sly Dunbar actually invented a new riddim pattern here which has withstood the test of time. Just try playing it without tapping your feet or rockin’ some part of your body. Thought so!