Congos Ashanti [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide
The Congos' 1977 release, Heart of the Congos, produced by maverick Jamaican genius Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio, remains a roots reggae classic, and is arguably the high water mark of Perry's unique sound. By inference, Heart of the Congos was also a peak for the Congos, as well, which made their follow-up, Congos Ashanti, somewhat of a disappointment. Recorded at Harry J's for Columbia Records, Ashanti (done without any assistance from Perry) had a smooth, slick and glossy feel, and where Perry's trademark watery Black Ark sound had made the previous album seem rich, deep and mysterious, this one sounds fairly generic. Crack Jamaican session musicians like Sly Dunbar, Willie Lindo, Ernest Ranglin and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The Congos' 1977 release, Heart of the Congos, produced by maverick Jamaican genius Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio, remains a roots reggae classic, and is arguably the high water mark of Perry's unique sound. By inference, Heart of the Congos was also a peak for the Congos, as well, which made their follow-up, Congos Ashanti, somewhat of a disappointment. Recorded at Harry J's for Columbia Records, Ashanti (done without any assistance from Perry) had a smooth, slick and glossy feel, and where Perry's trademark watery Black Ark sound had made the previous album seem rich, deep and mysterious, this one sounds fairly generic. Crack Jamaican session musicians like Sly Dunbar, Willie Lindo, Ernest Ranglin and Tommy McCook mean that Congos Ashantiis never a total loss, and fans of roots harmony singing will find things to like here, but just don't expect Heart of the Congosversion two. [Blood & Fire reissued the album in 2003 with four bonus tracks.] ~ Steve Leggett .
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Blood & Fire Records
  • UPC: 783564700028
  • Catalog Number: 647000

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Days Chasing Days (4:36)
  2. 2 Jackpot (4:44)
  3. 3 Hail the Word of Jah (4:19)
  4. 4 Education of Brainwashing (3:15)
  5. 5 Youth Man (4:22)
  6. 6 Yoyo (4:35)
  7. 7 Nana (4:35)
  8. 8 Thief Is in the Vineyard (3:14)
  9. 9 Music Maker (4:02)
  10. 10 Music Dub (3:18)
  11. 11 Feast of the Passover (4:04)
  12. 12 Feast Dub (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Congos Primary Artist, Percussion
Cedric Myton Vocals, Background Vocals
Boris Gardiner Bass
Watty Burnett Background Vocals
Harold Butler Piano
Geoffrey Chung Bass
Fabian Cook Piano
Santa Davis Drums
Sly Dunbar Drums
Lennox Gordon Guitar
Roy Lee Johnson Background Vocals
Willie Lindo Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Tommy McCook Saxophone
Philippe Quilichini Bass
Ernest Ranglin Guitar
Earl "Chinna" Smith Rhythm Guitar
Keith Sterling Piano
"Deadly" Headley Bennett Saxophone
Technical Credits
The Congos Executive Producer
Cedric Myton Composer, Executive Producer
Tommy McCook Composer
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