Thursday, September 3, 2009

BITTY MCLEAN - DISCOGRAPHY

Last updated: January 2017

BIOGRAPHY:
A much loved talent with an astonishing voice and unnerving ability to pen a pop smash, McLean launched himself into the high end of the British charts with a string of top ten hits the early 90s. Born in 1972, Bitty's earliest memories were punctuated with the music he would hear courtesy of his father's sound system, where he started by singing over Jamaican Dub and Instrumental riddims. In 1992, McLean had not only co-produced and engineered but played and sang on UB40's hugely successful album "Promises And Lies" which sold in excess of 8 million copies.

Bitty's own material notched up 3 top ten singles in 1994. The subsequent years saw Bitty accrue a fearsome catalogue of top 30 singles, as well as playing UK arena tours with UB40, Wet Wet Wet and Simply Red. In 2004, he released the superb "On Bond Street", in which Duke Reid's Treasure Isle instrumentals, arranged by the legendary Tommy McCook and The Supersonics formed the basis of the album. Bitty complemented these 35 year old tracks with such elegance it was hard to believe he was not there when the tracks were originally recorded.

Bitty McLean followed up with a major collaboration with the worlds' greatest rhythm section, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. The trio recorded "MOVIN' ON", a brand new studio album with Jamaica's finest musicians. Featuring the hits "Real Thing", "Lately" and "Tenderness", the album came out in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim, as the New York Times hailed "Movin' On" as the best Reggae album of that year.

Following two tours in Europe with Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang, Bitty went back to the studio with the Riddim Twins to record a follow up to "Movin' On". If you like hard rockers sounds as well as Bitty's trademark sweet voice, his latest offering, 'The Taxi Sessions' is for you and is available now.


BITTY McLEAN - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Official Albums:
.1994 - Just To Let You Know...
.1995 - Natural High
.2003 - Soul To Soul
.2005 - On Bond Street Kgn. Ja.
.2007 - Made In Jamaica
.2009 - Movin On
.2013 - The Taxi Sessions


2) Digital Album:
.2009 - Bitty Mc Lean and Sly & Robbie Live In Tokyo - [Taxi /The Orchard]


3) EPs:
.2015 - Heart Mind Soul - EP - [Funky Gemini]
.2016 - War Is Over/Rumours EP (Bitty McLean & Bunny Rugs) - [Taxi/Funky Gemini]


4) Singles:
[Partial]:
.1993 - It Keeps Rainin - [Brillant/Dep]
.2007 - Lately - [Taxi/Silent River]
.2007 - Let Them Talk - [Taxi/Silent River]
.2008 - B. McLean & Skatalites "This Train"/ D. Fraser & Skatalites "Holy Mount Zion" - [Peckings]
.2012 - B. McLean, J. Wales, Sly & Robbie "Running Over, Nuh One A Dem" - [Taxi/Silent River]
.2013 - Walk Away From Love (Frisk Remix) - [RIQYARDROCK]
.2013 - B. McLean "Fu Manchu (Toast)" + "Fu Manchu (Intro)" - [Axe Attack]
.2013 - B.  McLean, Ansel Collins "Cornerstone" + "Single Barrel"- [Taxi/Silent River]


5) Compilation/Best Of:  
.2004 - It Keeps Rainin' - (Neos productions label)
.2005 - The Best Of -  (Choice Of Music label)


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Bitty Mclean's Discography:
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Official Albums:

.1994 - Just To Let You Know...
(Original Press):
"Just To Let You Know..." 1994 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Here I Stand. 2) What Goes Around (Comes Around). 3) True True True. 4) I've Got Love. 5) Stop This World. 6) It Keeps Rainin'. 7) Dedicated To The One I Love. 8) Forever Be Mine. 9) Talkin' To The Wind. 10) Pass It On. 11) Pass It On (reprise).
[Label: Brillant/Dep (Cd: 1994)]
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.1995 - Natural High
(Original Press):
"Natural High" 1995 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Time. 2) That s The Way. 3) We ve Only Just Begun. 4) Giving You The Best I ve Got. 5) We re In This Love Together. 6) Over The River. 7) All For One. 8) I Just Wanna Be With You. 9) Nothing Can Change This Love. 10) Natural High (This Feeling).
[Label: Brillant/Dep (Cd: 1995)]
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.2003 - Soul To Soul
(Original Press):
"Soul To Soul" 2003 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) You Baby. 2) For You I Won't Cry. 3) Do What You Do. 4) Can't Get You Out Of My Mind. 5) Soul To Soul. 6) Truths And Rights. 7) Bridge Over Troubled Water. 8) Every Day Is Monday. 9) Tell Me. 10) Not Enough.
[Label: Neos Productions (Cd: 2003)]
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.2005 - On Bond Street Kgn. Ja.
(Original Press):
"On Bond Street Kgn. Ja." 2005 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Walk Away From Love. 2) Tell Me. 3) Your Heart. 4) Baby Tonight. 5) To Fall In Love. 6) Only You. 7) My Lover's Call. 8) You & I. 9) Make It With You. 10) I've Got Love. 11) Cruisin'. 12) My One And Only Love. 13) Inez. 14) Ranglin On Bond Street. 15) Indian Love Call.
[Label: Peckings (Cd: 2005)]
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.2007 - Made In Jamaica
(Original Press):
"Made In Jamaica" 2007 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Brother Man. 2) Free Soul. 3) Never Let Me Go. 4) Fully Loaded. 5) Sharper Than Barbwire. 6) I'm In Love. 7) This Train. 8) Holy Mount Zion. 9) Sound Boy Killing. 10) Tell Me (remix). 11) Sir Peckings Special. 12) Tribute To Jackie Mittoo. 13) Tribute To Winston Wright. 14) I've Got Love (Remix). 15) I Shall Wear A Crown... 16) Mystery.
[Label: Peckings (Cd: 2007)]
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.2009 - Movin On
(Original Press):
"Movin On" 2009 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Games. 2) Got To Let Go. 3) You're Welcome Stop On By. 4) So In Love. 5) Lost Love. 6) Try A Little Tenderness. 7) Jahovia (feat. Johnny Osbourne). 8) Plead My Cause. 9) For You I Won't Cry. 10) The Real Thing. 11) Come To Me. 12) Daddy's Home. 13) One Of A Kind. 14) Lately. 15) All That I Have. 16) Let Them Talk.
[Label: Taxi (Cd: 2009)]
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.2013 - The Taxi Sessions
(Original Press):
Editions: 

Lp: "The Taxi Sessions" 2013 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Right Fight. 2) Brotherman. 3) Blessings By The Score. 4) No Love (Plead My Cause). 5) In And Out Of Love. 6) Let's Just Fall In Love. 7) I'm The One Who Loves You. 8) Back Weh.
[Label: Taxi/Silent River (Lp: 2013)]

Cd: "The Taxi Sessions" 2013 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Let's Just Fall In Love. 2) Right Fight. 3) Brotherman. 4) Back Weh. 5) A Step Closer (Bonus). 6) I'm The One Who Loves You. 7) Blessings. 8) No Love (Plead My Cause). 9) It's Running Over. 10) In And Out Of Love/Taxi To Paris.
[Label: Taxi/Silent River (Cd: 2013)(Digital Release: 2013)]

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EPs:

.2015 - Heart Mind Soul - EP
(Original Press):
"The Taxi Sessions" 2015 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Till My Days Are Gone (feat. Sly & Robbie). 2) Will You Heed My Call? (feat. Sly & Robbie). 3) Never Let You Go (feat. Sly & Robbie). 4) Be Mine (feat. Sly & Robbie). 5) Anything and Everything (feat. Sly & Robbie). 6) In and out of Love (feat. Sly & Robbie).
[Label: Taxi/Tabou1 (Cd+10" Vinyl: 2015)(Digital Release: 2015)]

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Bitty McLean - "Make it with you / I've got love" Live at Melkweg Amsterdam


Bitty Mclean "The Taxi Sessions" PROMO MIX


Bitty Mclean "Got to let go"


Bitty Mclean "Jahovia"


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