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Fire House Rock

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Talk about a triple threat: first you have the by this point well-established and effortlessly professional Wailing Souls, one of the greatest of the cultural harmony groups; then you have the Roots Radics, the studio band that almost single-handedly defined the new dancehall reggae sound in the early '80s; and to make everything perfect, you have the unassailable team of producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes who can claim equal status with the Roots Radics as a dancehall pioneer and engineer Hopeton "Scientist" Brown. The result is 1991's Firehouse Rock, one of the finest reggae albums of all time; one which combines the Wailing Souls top-notch songwriting and harmony singing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Talk about a triple threat: first you have the by this point well-established and effortlessly professional Wailing Souls, one of the greatest of the cultural harmony groups; then you have the Roots Radics, the studio band that almost single-handedly defined the new dancehall reggae sound in the early '80s; and to make everything perfect, you have the unassailable team of producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes who can claim equal status with the Roots Radics as a dancehall pioneer and engineer Hopeton "Scientist" Brown. The result is 1991's Firehouse Rock, one of the finest reggae albums of all time; one which combines the Wailing Souls top-notch songwriting and harmony singing with the absolute best in studio accompaniment -- there may never be another reggae band with a sound as rock-ribbed as that of the Roots Radics. Each track is a highlight in its own way, but pay particular attention to the title track, the gently rolling "Who Lives It," and the smoky, apocalyptic "Kingdom Rise Kingdom Fall."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/1991
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351480422
  • Catalog Number: 48004
  • Sales rank: 199,694

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fire House Rock (4:15)
  2. 2 Run Dem Down (3:13)
  3. 3 Oh What a Feeling (5:02)
  4. 4 Kingdom Rise Kingdom Fall (4:05)
  5. 5 Act of Affection (2:44)
  6. 6 Busnah (4:07)
  7. 7 A Fool Will Fall (4:22)
  8. 8 Bandits Taking Over (4:45)
  9. 9 Who Lives It (3:54)
  10. 10 See Baba Joe (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Wailing Souls Primary Artist
Roots Radics Background Vocals
Gladdy Anderson Keyboards
Rudolph Dennis Vocals
Dean Fraser Horn
George Haye Vocals
Sky Juice Percussion
Winston "Pipe" Matthews Vocals
Lloyd McDonald Vocals
Nambo Horn
Style Scott Drums
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Winston Wright Keyboards
Errol "Flabba" Holt Bass
Bo Pee Guitar
Alan Bassford Guitar
Technical Credits
The Wailing Souls Contributor
Don Everly Composer
Phil Everly Composer
Roots Radics Contributor
Henry "Junjo" Lawes Producer
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