Althea Hewitt says I am ready!



Althea Hewitt, formerly of the Fourth Street Sisters has just completed the video-taping of her first music video. This music video is for her recorded version of the song "The Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man", produced by Ervin 'Alla' Lloyd and John Alexander. The song was a big hit for the late Phyllis Dillon and was originally recorded by Patti Drew. The song now called "I'm ready" by Althea's friends because of its newly arranged chorus has been getting good airplay and those who have heard it love it.

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"I wanted to do my version of the song because it is a song I really love and one that I grew up with" Althea told YardFlex. Producers Lloyd and Alexander thought it a great idea and decided to produce it with a 'year two thousand and eight' rhythm track, giving Althea the freedom to add her jazz style of vocals to it. Musicians on the recording are Winston 'Bopee' Bowen and Steve Golding guitars; Ervin 'Alla' Lloyd and John Alexander on keyboards, Howard 'Spred' Bedasse on bass, backing harmonies were done by the John Alexander (who also created the drum tracks) and the legendary Boris Gardner.

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In the video Althea's leading man is Kirk Headley. Kirk is an international model and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 1999 having been voted second in a contest for the sexiest man in the Caribbean. Most of the video location shots were done at 10A West Kings House Road, a home that once belonged to the late Perry Henzel who created and filmed the famous movie 'The Harder they come'.

Commenting on the direction of her debut album Althea said, "I will pay respect to other female Reggae artistes like Phyllis Dillon, Marcia Griffiths, and Cynthia Schloss. So I will be including some of their songs". Althea's debut CD on the VP's International label should be out somewhere in August or September