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"Soldering" is a song written by Ewart Beckford & Alvin Ranglin,[1] and originally released by The Starlights featuring Stanley Beckford in 1975. Other artists who recorded it include Desmond Dekker, The Specials, and Hall & Oates. About a woman's choosiness, the title is a euphemism for copulation.

Single by The Starlights featuring Stanley Beckford
from the album 'Soldering'
Released1975 (1975)
Songwriter(s)Ewart Beckford & Alvin Ranglin

Originally a big hit in early 1975 for Jamaican Stanley Beckford under the name The Starlights (or The Starlights featuring Stanley Beckford),[2] he is often not credited due to the lack of copyright in Jamaica at the time.

AMG's Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes Hall & Oates' cover, from the album Daryl Hall & John Oates released in late 1975, as, "fall[ing] flat," and, "reggae tinged."[3]


  1. ^ "Soldering: Starlights",
  2. ^ (1976). Arts review, Volumes 1-2; Volume 4, p.51. Creative Arts Centre, University of the West Indies.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Daryl Hall & John Oates (Bonus Tracks)",