Ice on Fire

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The Mighty Diamonds, one of reggae music's most beloved harmony groups, recorded some of its best albums for Virgin's Front Line subsidiary in the late 1970s. This bizarre effort is not among them. Recorded in New Orleans under the supervision of producer Allen Toussaint and using local musicians, Ice on Fire suffers from a sort of stylistic schizophrenia -- while singers Donald Shaw, Fitzroy Simpson and Lloyd Ferguson are, for the most part, in fine voice, the backing band is a disaster. Bassist Dave Barard plays his instrument as if it were a tuba; guitarist Steve Hughes hacks clumsily at the backbeats; the horn section is huge and intrusive. In short, the album sounds ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The Mighty Diamonds, one of reggae music's most beloved harmony groups, recorded some of its best albums for Virgin's Front Line subsidiary in the late 1970s. This bizarre effort is not among them. Recorded in New Orleans under the supervision of producer Allen Toussaint and using local musicians, Ice on Fire suffers from a sort of stylistic schizophrenia -- while singers Donald Shaw, Fitzroy Simpson and Lloyd Ferguson are, for the most part, in fine voice, the backing band is a disaster. Bassist Dave Barard plays his instrument as if it were a tuba; guitarist Steve Hughes hacks clumsily at the backbeats; the horn section is huge and intrusive. In short, the album sounds exactly like what it is: an attempt by New Orleans soul musicians to play reggae. There is one moment of brilliance: on "Cat-o-Nine," the band inexplicably slides into a perfect reggae groove -- the bassline is melodic and minimalist, the horns are tasteful, the Diamonds sing gorgeously. But everything else on this album is of interest primarily as a curiosity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/4/2000
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724384992026
  • Catalog Number: 8499202
  • Sales rank: 132,816

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mighty Diamonds Primary Artist
Kenneth Williams Percussion, Conga
David Barard Bass
Carl Blouin Baritone Horn, Saxophone
Isaac Bolden Piano
Robert Dabon Piano
Carlton "Santa" Davis Drums
Lloyd Ferguson Vocals
Steve Hughes Guitar
Raymond Jones Piano
Clyde Kerr Trumpet
Michael Pierce Tenor Horn, Saxophone
Wardell Quezergue Keyboards, Electric Piano
Dwight Richards Drums
Teddy Royal Guitar
Fitzroy Simpson Vocals
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Alvin Thomas Tenor Horn, Saxophone
Ken Williams Percussion
Kenneth "Afro" Williams Percussion
New Orleans Symphony Strings
John Longo Trumpet
Donald "Tabby" Shaw Vocals
Technical Credits
John Holt Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Thom Bell Composer
Linda Creed Composer
Roberta Grace Engineer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger
Marshall Sehorn Producer
Allen Toussaint Composer, Producer
William Robinson Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Arthur Godwin Engineer, Remixing
Warren Moore Composer
Arthur Godwin Engineer
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