Sunday, December 6, 2009

A free Ronnie Dyson download

I dig Ronnie Dyson for two of his early-’70s hits: “(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You” and “One Man Band.” But he recorded a lot of good soul music that I’m just catching up to.

This includes, to my surprise, the original version of “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely”... a song I hailed in a recent post about Cuba Gooding, Sr. (Check out Dyson’s rendition by clicking here.)

Underground beatmaster DJ Spinna has resurrected a 1983 Ronnie Dyson club track for his new compilation album, “The Boogie Back,” which drops on Tuesday. The track is available right now as a FREE MP3.

Click here to hear “All Over Your Face” on my Vox blog. To download it, follow this link to

“All Over Your Face” was the last Ronnie Dyson single to reach the Billboard R&B chart. The singer died in 1990 at the age of 40. He was a huge talent and didn’t get his due.


bklyn6 said...

Holy cow. I forgot all about “All Over Your Face.” When I think of Ronnie Dyson, I always think of "If You Let Me..."

Thanks for the free DL. I might have to look into that DJ Spinna comp.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ You remember "All Over Your Face"? That came out during my prime radio-listening years. It must've gotten no play in the D.C. area. No play at all.

bklyn6 said...

^I admit, when I saw the title Loose Joints' "Is It All Over My Face" came to mind. But after listening to your VOX I definitely remembered the song. I haven't heard it in ages. Talk about a blast from the past. :)

Michael Murray said...

I am wondering how the Dyson's version jives with Cuba's story about the song.

At any rate, Cuba's vocals on that track are outstanding.

Unknown said...

I hear Ronnie's version before Cuba's and Cuba's - while I like - never felt completely right after Ronnie. I remember him singing If You Let me Make Love To You on the Tom Jones variety show.

Undercover Black Man said...

I am wondering how the Dyson's version jives with Cuba's story about the song.

Cuba's story was about the other Main Ingredients hit, "Everybody Plays the Fool."

I prefer Cuba's vocal to Ronnie's in this case also.