SUSAN CADOGAN

SUSAN CADOGAN
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Susan Cadogan (born Alison Anne Cadogan, 2 November 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer best known for her hit records in the 1970s.

She is the daughter of singer Lola Cadogan, who released several 78rpm singles of devotional music during the 1950s. Her talents as a singer led to her recording her first single, "Love My Life" for Jamaican Broadcasting DJ Jerry Lewis, who was the boyfriend of one of Cadogan's school friends.

Lee "Scratch" Perry was in the recording studio at the time, and was impressed by Cadogan's voice enough to record an album's worth of material with her, also renaming her Susan.

One of her first recordings for Perry, a cover of Millie Jackson's soul hit, "Hurt So Good" was released to little effect in Jamaica on Perry's new '"Perries" record label, but was released in the UK by Dennis Harris's DIP International label, and topped the UK Reggae Chart. Magnet Records picked up the single and it went on to reach the top five of the UK Singles Chart, with Cadogan flying to London to promote the single, including a television appearance on Top of the Pops.

Two mid 1970s albums, Doing It Her Way and Hurt So Good were released by Magnet and Trojan Records respectively, though with no real success.

Cadogan returned to her library job, but resurfaced as a recording artist in 1982, having a string of hits in Jamaica. After returning again to her library job for most of the 1980s, she returned with the Mad Professor-produced album Soulful Reggae in 1992.

A further album, Chemistry of Love, followed in 1995.

Cadogan caught the music bug once more in 2001, and she performed live at the Heineken Startime Series event in Kingston.

More recently, Cadogan has toured together with Glen Adams and The Slackers as well as with the Portuguese band The Ratazanas.

In 2016 she released a five-song EP, Take Me Back, and in 2017 released "Love Story", a duet with Ken Boothe.

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