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Full Time
     

Full Time

by The Gladiators
 
The Mighty Diamonds and Culture may be more famous, but when it comes to reggae harmony groups, the Gladiators can give the best of them a run for their money. Figure in the fact that lead singer Albert Griffiths is also a fine songwriter and

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The Mighty Diamonds and Culture may be more famous, but when it comes to reggae harmony groups, the Gladiators can give the best of them a run for their money. Figure in the fact that lead singer Albert Griffiths is also a fine songwriter and that all three singers play instruments as well (unusual for a harmony group in this genre), and all of a sudden you start wondering why the Gladiators haven't gotten all the press. Not that they've been ignored -- their two Groovemaster LPs (Trenchtown Mix Up and Proverbial Reggae, both later picked up by Virgin and reissued together on one CD in the early '90s) are generally regarded as classics. In the early '80s they recorded several albums for the American Nighthawk label, and Full Time is a collection of tracks left over from those album sessions, filled out with a generous handful of dub versions. These don't really sound like outtakes -- "Boy in Long Pants," "Run Them," and "Reggae Jamboree" all rank with the best of the group's previous work, and Griffiths is in fine voice. The production, by Griffiths, Leroy Pierson, and Nighthawk label head Bob Schoenfeld, is excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/1997
Label:
Nighthawk Records
UPC:
0043024031520
catalogNumber:
315

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Performance Credits

Gladiators   Primary Artist
Richard Ace   Keyboards
Bobby Ellis   Trumpet
Clinton Fearon   Bass Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Albert Griffiths   Rhythm Guitar
Felix "Deadly" Headley   Saxophone
Bongo Herman   Percussion
David Madden   Trumpet
Nambo Robinson   Trombone
Clinton Rufus   Guitar
Noel "Scully" Simms   Percussion
Audley Taylor   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Leroy Jodie Pierson   Producer,Liner Notes
Albert Griffiths   Producer
Sylvan Morris   Engineer
Bob Schoenfeld   Producer

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