Special Techniques: Winston Riley’s Ten Most Essential Tunes

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January 24, 2012

Sanchez, “Loneliness” (a/k/a “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone”) (1988)

This dancehall cover of a schlocky 1986 Jermaine Jackson pop ballad wound up becoming one of the signature hits for a then-young singer named Sanchez. While Jackson’s original has long since been forgotten, Sanchez’s version on Riley’s In the Mood for Love riddim is one of those timeless classics that still gets played at every bashment party.