Thursday, 4 September 2008

Joanna Law - First Time Ever 1990

City Beat Records CBE 1252

Another gem engineered by Lee Hamblin. This cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, written by British folk singer, songwriter Ewan MacColl (Kirsty's Dad) and originally sung by Roberta Flack back in 1972. Produced and mixed by Simon 'The Funky Ginger' Law down at The Fallout Shelter in February 1990.

This song is all about the beautiful voice of Ms. Joanna Law, the voice behind many a hit. Simon A. Law, her brother I believe but cannot confirm, is also playing piano with the mighty James 'JTQ' Taylor on Hammond Organ and Ross Anderson on Bass. It includes the Acappella used on the legendary Coldcut - Journeys By DJ mix back in '95. My money goes on the superb Bumpy Mix, lay back, kick it and enjoy the ride. Just under 8 minutes of gently rolling groove with an angel singing on it.

  • First Time Ever (Mellow Groove)
  • First Time Ever (Bumpy Mix)
  • First Time Ever (Acapella)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: First Time Ever 12_.rar Filesize: 27.13 MB


  1. OK Guys,

    John, I have no idea why you are getting skips but I hear no skips now. Your first skip in the Mellow Groove was a fluff jump. It was there on the recording. The vinyl does not jump and listening through my one speaker I cannot hear any skips between 2:30 and 4 minutes?

    Anyway, I have re-rared the mp3's and have uploaded again. Third time lucky, can somebody else listen and see if you can hear John's skips at 3:13.

    Sorry Guys, I'm only human after all?

    Mickey P. :-(

  2. After a quick listen it seems that the 3rd one is okay :)
    Could be a .rar fault, though i never had such a fault.
    Got 2 other versions for you..
    the 12 Dub 'Mellow Groove' and the 7 'Mellow Groove', hope you'll like em



  3. This was so huge back in the day... and according to her Myspace page, Simon is her brother.

  4. Mickey - I think I will love you and your blog forever and a day for putting this and the Tammy Payne DL's up!!!

    Seriously, I've been after "First Time Ever (Mellow Groove)" for an eternity - not having a turntable has really set me back.

    Anyway, this is a quality blog, and I'm utterly hooked now.

    Oh, and for the record, the copy I DL'd plays just fine and with no skips.


  5. any change to re-upload this gr8 release? :)

  6. re-upload it plz, specially, since megaupload have been taken offline... :)

  7. I'll re-up this beauty ASAP guys and gals.

    Bear with me!

    Kym x


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