Carroll Thompson (born 1960, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England)is an English Lovers rock singer, best known for her work in the 1980s.
Thompson sang in school and church choirs as a girl, but initially studied for a career in pharmacy. In the mid-1970s, she began working as a backing singer at several recording studios after auditioning for Frank Farian’s Sugar Cane group. Eventually, Thompson embarked on a solo career, with early successes in the shape of Lovers rock singles “I’m So Sorry” (produced by the now London-based Leonard Chin) and “Simply In Love”, which both topped the reggae chart in 1981, the same year seeing the release of her debut album. She won two GLR Reggae Awards in 1982, for Best Female Performer and Best Song (for “Hopelessly In Love”). In 1983, she won further awards, again winning Best Female Performer at the GLR awards. She also recorded duets with Sugar Minott (“Make It With You”) and Trevor Walters (“Love Won’t Let Us Wait”), as well as continuing with regular solo reggae chart hits.
Thompson opted to join the Sheffield-based jazz-funk aggregation Floy Joy in 1984 where she featured on one album and scored two minor hits with the soul ballad “Until You Come Back To Me” (#91 UK pop) and “Operator” (#86 UK pop).
Thompson released three solo singles on Virgin Records during the period 1984 to 1987, the second of these singles “Strangest Love Affair” was written & produced by Steve Harvey and featured an early remix by “Dancing” Danny D with Godwin Logie.
Strangest Love Affair (The Manor Mix) 5:46
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