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The Congos - Heart Of The Congos album

The Congos - Heart Of The Congos album

  • Performer: The Congos
  • Genre: Reggae
  • Title: Heart Of The Congos
  • Released: 1978
  • Style: Roots Reggae
  • Country: Jamaica
  • MP3 version size: 1116 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1900 mb
  • Other: TTA MPC APE MOD MP1 VOC FLAC
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 213

Description

The Congos, formado por Cedric Myton (falsete), inicialmente como um duo com "Ashanti" Roy Johnson (tenor), na gravação do single "At the Feast" de Le. .

Features Song Lyrics for The Congos's Heart of the Congos album.

Tracklist: 1. Fisherman, 2. Congoman, 3. Open Up The Gate, 4. Children Crying, 5. La La Bam-Bam, 6. Can’t Come In, 7. Sodom & Gomorrow, 8. The Wrong Thing, 9. Ark Of Covenant, 10. Solid Foundation.

Heart of the Congos is a roots reggae album by The Congos, produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio with a studio band including Boris Gardiner on bass and Ernest Ranglin on guitar. The album was released in 1977. It is noted as being one of Perry's masterpiece productions of the Black Ark era. The first issue of the LP in Jamaica was a very limited release said to consist of only several hundred copies

WMG (от лица компании "VP Records"); Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA, LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (6). Композиция. At The Feast Of Passover. UMG (от лица компании "Spectrum"); AMRA, Kobalt Music Publishing, BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (4).

The Congos album was coming together and Scratch would spend more time on this production then any of his previous efforts. As The Congos were spending more and more time around Lee Perry they began to influence him and other people at the studio with their deep Nyabinghi religious beliefs. Chris Blackwell travelled to Jamaica to discuss the terms of a full "Heart Of The Congos" album release on Island Records but eventually left empty handed. It's not really known what happened during this discussion but Blackwell has later said that he just didn't think it was good enough!

Heart of the Congos is a roots reggae album by The Congos, produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio with .

Though 1977’s Heart of the Congos is, arguably, the quintessential roots reggae album, its breathtaking innovations transcend genre limitations. Reggae had little precedent for the high, crystalline vocals of Cedric Myton and Ashanti Roy, much less Watty Burnett’s splendid rasping baritone. Tunes like Congoman are built around the pulse of a primitive rhythm box, but it’s embellished with a bassline that still sounds audaciously futuristic. On Fisherman, they paint a subtle portrait of Jamaican life while imparting a sense of overwhelming spiritual grandeur.

Awesome as these initial songs are, the rest of the release boasts just as much soul and epic sweep.

Heart of the Congos Tracklist.

Tracklist

A1 Fisherman
A2 Congoman
A3 Open Up The Gate
A4 Children Crying
A5 La La Bam-Bam
B1 Can't Come In
B2 Sodom & Gomorrow
B3 The Wrong Thing
B4 Ark Of Covenant
B5 Solid Foundation

Credits

  • Bass – Boris Gardiner
  • Design [Album Design] – Gillian A. Gordon
  • Drums – Michael Richards, Sly Dunbar
  • Edited By – Jerome Francique*
  • Guitar [Lead] – Ernest Ranglin
  • Guitar [Rhythm] – Robert Johnson
  • Mastered By – Peter Gordon-Martin*
  • Organ – Winston Wright
  • Percussion – Scully*
  • Piano – Keith Sterling
  • Producer – Lee "Scratch" Perry*
  • Written-By – C. Myton*, R. Johnson*

Notes

Recorded at Black Ark Studios
19 Century Music
Made in: Kingston, Jamaica
(C) 1978
(P) 1978

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): D.S.R. 8406 . A . D.T. S.L.Congos
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): D.S.R. 8155 . B . D.T. C.Congo

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album) Black Art none Jamaica 1977
BEAT 2 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE) Go-Feet Records BEAT 2 UK 1980
VPRL1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE) VP Records VPRL1287 US 1993
VPRL4212 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(3xLP, Album, RE, RM) 17 North Parade, VP Records VPRL4212 US 2017
VP4143 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx) 17 North Parade VP4143 US 2008

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Comments

Onaxan Onaxan
This is the worst pressing of this LP, clocking in at 35 minutes, compared to 53 minutes for Black Art KLP05.