Ruddy Thomas

First Time Around

Regular price $20.00

Seminal 1981 debut album by one of Jamaica’s greatest hit-makers. Features numerous major reggae hits from the late 70s. Includes a dozen tracks new to CD.

One of the most accomplished Jamaican singers to first make their mark in the mid-70s, Ruddy Thomas found considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic with a succession of reggae chart hits throughout the tail end of the decade and beyond.

His most successful early works were recorded for arguably Kingston’s leading producer of the period, Joe Gibbs, with hits including his hugely popular interpretations of ‘Every Day Is Just A Holiday’, ‘Let’s Make A Baby’ and ‘Loving Pauper’, which was Jamaica’s best- selling single of 1978.