Sid Bucknor – Warm & Tender Love by Beverly Kelso

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Sid Bucknor

Warm & Tender Love by Beverly Kelso

Beverley Kelso (born April 1948) is a Jamaican singer best known as an early member of The Wailers. She was a backing vocalist, and one of the founding members of The Wailers (between 1963 and 1965). According to Kelso, she sang on 25 tracks by the group, the last in late 1965.⁠

Kelso emigrated to the United States in 1979.⁠ The deaths of Junior Braithwaite in 1999, of Cherry Smith in 2008, and of Bunny Wailer in 2021 have left Kelso as the only surviving founding member of the Wailers.⁠⁠

Sid Bucknor composed many of the Wailer’s tunes including this unreleased one of “Warm and Tender Love” performed by Beverly Kelso⁠.⁠


Released March 4, 2024

Side A
Warm and Tender Love (Vocal)
Original lyrics by Percy Sledge
Original performance by Percy Sledge
Reggae version performed by Beverly Kelso
Engineered and Composed by Sid Bucknor
Unreleased original from the 1970’s

Side B
Warm and Tender Love (Instrumental)
Engineered and Composed by Sid Bucknor
Unreleased original from the 1970’s

C & P 2024 Byron Bucknor
Copyright Control
Made in Toronto, Canada
All unauthorized reproductions
Public reproductions and other uses are strictly prohibited.

Executive Producer Byron Bucknor
Remastered and Re-released on Sid Buck Records Label


About Sid Bucknor

Sid Buck Records is a rocksteady & reggae-focused label dedicated to re-releasing the groundbreaking compositions of the legendary sound engineer Sid Bucknor. This collection will feature a curated selection of his most iconic works from the 60s and 70s, showcasing his undeniable influence on the development of the reggae genre. From his early experimentation with dub techniques to his innovative use of instrumentation, Sid Bucknor redefined the boundaries of reggae music producer. He cemented his place in the annals of Music Studio history.

Sid Bucknor has worked with all the leading studios, record labels, and artists of the time in the reggae space, such as Studio 1, Treasure Isle, Chalk Farm, Dynamic Sounds, Channel 1, Tuff Gong, and Trojan. He also worked with legendary reggae artists, including Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Desmond Dekker, Ebony sisters, Webber Sisters, and BB Seaton. He evolved from a sound engineer to composer and music producer over the years and released many of the iconic songs on his own labels JamCan, Third World and Tropical Records. Sadly much of Sid’s work has been unrecognized, and it is only now that account has been taken of his vast input to Jamaican music.

“This lack of recognition is not just for Sid Bucknor but many other Jamaican artists of the time. Hence, “Come out of darkness” by Spanky Brown, released on Sid’s JamCan label, drives our mission to bring integrity in the reggae genre” – Quote by Byron Bucknor.

Whether you’re a long-time fan or discovering his work for the first time, this label is a must-have for any music lover. So, put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and get ready to experience the timeless sounds of Sid Bucknor.