Down by the River

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
The Cables plaintively questioned "What Kind of World" people are living in on their 1968 smash single. Their conclusion: it's a distraught one, but its ugliness was lessened by their Studio One rocksteady masterpiece. The song's gorgeous riddim understandably proved popular, and was revived numerous times over the years, reaching a recycling apotheosis in the hands of Dean Fraser and Lloyd "Spiderman" Campbell in the late '90s. The production pair's new version slightly quickened the tempo, giving the piece a reggae freshness and, courtesy of keyboardist Robbie Lyn, a lovely lilt that hinted at calypso. The new version's romantic potential is obvious, and almost all the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
The Cables plaintively questioned "What Kind of World" people are living in on their 1968 smash single. Their conclusion: it's a distraught one, but its ugliness was lessened by their Studio One rocksteady masterpiece. The song's gorgeous riddim understandably proved popular, and was revived numerous times over the years, reaching a recycling apotheosis in the hands of Dean Fraser and Lloyd "Spiderman" Campbell in the late '90s. The production pair's new version slightly quickened the tempo, giving the piece a reggae freshness and, courtesy of keyboardist Robbie Lyn, a lovely lilt that hinted at calypso. The new version's romantic potential is obvious, and almost all the singers Fraser and Campbell set loose on the riddim wrote lyrics in that mold. The exceptions were Mikey General, who delivered up the superb cultural cut "Children of Zion," Mikey Spice's equally stellar religious offering "Forever and Ever," Jimmy Riley's glorious romance-gets-religion "Love Is the Key," and Morgan Heritage, whose sublime "Down by the River" rocketed up the charts, and thus titles this collection. The rest of the set spills one gorgeous love song after another across the grooves, the singers all vying to create the sweetest or most emotive version. Veterans like Riley, Freddie McGregor, and Glen Washington rub shoulders with newcomers, while women are also strongly represented, providing a quartet of excellent tracks. Needless to add, Fraser wasn't content to sit behind the board, and sultry "Mr. Saxman" adds a further dimension to the set. A wonderful riddim to be treasured time and time again, and one that brought out the best of every artist who rode it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/2001
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645213721
  • Catalog Number: 2137
  • Sales rank: 205,724

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 See It in You (3:45)
  2. 2 Last Night Memory (3:49)
  3. 3 More Time - Glen Washington (3:32)
  4. 4 No More Lonely Nights - Fiona (3:47)
  5. 5 Pretty Girl - Sanchez (3:46)
  6. 6 Thank You For - Karen Smith (3:48)
  7. 7 Missing You - Anthony Cruz (3:37)
  8. 8 She Will Never (3:45)
  9. 9 Down by the River (3:46)
  10. 10 Love Is the Key (3:33)
  11. 11 Forever and Ever - Mikey Spice (3:17)
  12. 12 Are You My Reason (3:44)
  13. 13 Free (3:36)
  14. 14 Mr. Saxman (3:40)
  15. 15 Children of Zion (3:41)
  16. 16 Bless You (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anthony Cruz Track Performer
Donald Dennis Bass
Sly Dunbar Drums
Dean Fraser Track Performer
Morgan Heritage Track Performer
Robert Lyn Keyboards
Freddie McGregor Track Performer
Jimmy Riley Track Performer
Karen Smith Track Performer
Nadine Sutherland Track Performer
Glen Washington Track Performer
Mikey Spice Track Performer
Lukie D Track Performer
Tolga Track Performer
Sharpe Sherida Background Vocals
General Jah Mikey Track Performer
Ano Harris Track Performer
Connie Campbell Background Vocals
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen Guitar
Althea Layne Hamilton Background Vocals
Fiona Robinson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lloyd Campbell Producer
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