Green Green Grass of Home by Baron

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Sunday is always a special day regardless of where you are in the world. It is a day to relax and reflect. While many folks in the Caribbean attend church for devotions, others travel to the market, return home with their goods, and prepare sumptuous Caribbean delights for their families. Having said that, some of us like to reflect and listen to relaxing music. For that reason, we have chosen a song, a classic song for your listening pleasure. This version, however, is by the Baron; here is "Green Green Grass of Home". May your Sunday be blessed.

Baron's rendition of the timeless classic by Claude "Curly" Putman Jr. and made famous by Tom Jones in 1966, is particularly moving, with his smooth and soulful voice perfectly capturing the emotion and sentiment of the lyrics. The singer has faithfully interpreted the original yet infusing it with his own unique style and infused it with a fresh and contemporary feel, which adds a fresh and contemporary touch to an already classic song. 

Today, there are so many radio stations in the Caribbean region today. However, 'back in the day' the music that dominated the airways was not Calypso or Soca (some will say it is the same today). "Green Green Grass of Home", sung by Tom Jones was very popular in Trinidad and Tobago. Baron delivered a version of the song that people loved creating a situation whereby radio stations had to play it. Baron's sweet voice and Caribbean-infused flavor made this song a favorite in Trinidad and Tobago pushing aside Tom Jones as the 'go to' version. Thanks to WACK Radio and Mr. Desmond, Baron's version is still played on the radio today!

Notes from the album titled, "Ballads with a Caribbean Flavor"(
Living up to the name of the album, these are literally famous pop songs performed by Baron in a Caribbean style. The keyboard-crafted rhythms and melodies bring to mind Kenny G. and Billy Ocean, two musicians who may be a scary comparison to many listeners. But because these songs are recognizable and quite good themselves, this turns out to be a harmless collection that would appeal to anyone who has wanted to hear these songs changed around. As a side note, Tom Jones fans may be interested to know that Jones has covered almost half of this album in his own career, although the comparisons end there.

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Green Green Grass of Home 
Artist/Performed by: Timothy Watkins aka Baron 
Album: Ballads with a Caribbean Flavor
Released: 1995
Label: JW Records

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