After the hugely successful Various Artist compilation “Sea of Love Riddim, Vol. 1”, which saw three singles charting on the South Florida, New York and Atlanta reggae charts and the album itself charting as far away as the Netherlands, and gaining airplay worldwide, Singer / Songwriter / Producer Henry “Sadiki” Buckley Jr. now returns with the highly anticipated second installment of the “Sea of Love Riddim”.
“Sea of Love Riddim, Vol. 2, kicks off in high gear with an extended mix of “Sea of Love” performed by Sadiki (recording under the name Henry Buckley, Jr). This version also has an added mute trumpet arrangement from French trumpeter Poopa Tribuman. Roots reggae artist Chezidek then brings forth the anti-war anthem “No More War”. It showcases Chezidek’s upper vocal register and offers a clearly different sound than Chezidek’s fans are accustomed to hearing. No remake of a classic Sir Coxsone Studio One riddim would be truly complete without at least one selection from a vintage artist. This compilation does not disappoint as we are treated to the awe-inspiring duet called “When It’s Right” from Ska & Rocksteady legends Roy Panton (of Roy & Millie fame) & Yvonne Harrison. Heavyweight George Nooks then takes control, targeting his female fans with “Gonna Be Mine Tonight”. Nooks is in top form on this track with superb backing vocals from Paul “Lymie” Murray.
Tony Anthony, one of Canada’s finest vocalist returns with a dancehall mix for his “Friend Zone” track. The love wave continues its’ sweet motions with “Leave A Little Love” performed by the young and talented Nikesha Lindo (daughter of the prolific hit-maker Willie Lindo). Next up is a combination from the veteran dj Tappa Zukie and the perfect-pitched Pam Hall called “Freedom Song (Remix)”. The sweet sounding songbird Twiggi (best known for her work with Penthouse Records) takes over with “Kiss Me One More Time (Club Mix)”. Triple Beam (half of the California/Jamaica duo Black Judah) spreads more love with “Love Calling” – a message to the world simply requesting that we “let our love shine”. Michelle Buckley (the sister of Sadiki), represents well with her recording debut of the Gospel-Reggae offering “Prisoners (Gospel Club Mix)”. Likkle Shanx of the group Roots Revealers is up next with the touching reggae ballad “Memories”. Sadiki and Third World lead singer AJ Brown drops a club mix of the party anthem “Party Tun Up”. Nigerian crooner Daddy West then takes the spotlight with “Say I Love You”. Coming all the way from Hawaii is Siaosi with a beautiful reality tune “Nuh Backchat Mama”. Canadian new-comer Benita Singh then steps up to the plate. She closes the vocal portion of the set with the deeply soulful track “Give You Love”. Album Producer Sadiki adds the finishing touch to the compilation with “Sea of Love Riddim (Vol. 2 Mix)” – an instrumental mix of the Sea of Love Riddim.
In addition to producing, mixing and mastering the release, Henry “Sadiki” Buckley Jr. also penned nine of the sixteen tracks on “Sea of Love Riddim, Vol. 2”. “Writing and performing a song is one thing, but when other vocalists interpret songs you’ve written, it can give the composition a completely different meaning”, said Sadiki. “These talented artists more than exceeded my expectations, hopefully this collection of songs will uplift and make a positive difference throughout the world”.