The Music Band, Vols. 1-2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Music Band was War's way of telling their history through music -- a two-part concept album about the band themselves. It was a bit of a self-indulgent idea, but it revitalized the band to a certain extent, since they wanted to have good music to accompany their story. Unfortunately, they didn't write any great new songs, but the grooves were solid and the record was frequently interesting, if not always successful -- the kind of album that won't convince doubters, but will provide the dedicated with some interesting moments. Rhino reissued the two double albums as a double-disc set, The Music Band, in 1999.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Music Band was War's way of telling their history through music -- a two-part concept album about the band themselves. It was a bit of a self-indulgent idea, but it revitalized the band to a certain extent, since they wanted to have good music to accompany their story. Unfortunately, they didn't write any great new songs, but the grooves were solid and the record was frequently interesting, if not always successful -- the kind of album that won't convince doubters, but will provide the dedicated with some interesting moments. Rhino reissued the two double albums as a double-disc set, The Music Band, in 1999.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227563127
  • Catalog Number: 75631

Album Credits

Performance Credits
War Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Lee Oskar Harmonica, Vocals
Lonnie Jordan Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Papa Dee Allen Percussion, Vocals
Harold Brown Percussion, Drums, Vocals
B.B. Dickerson Bass, Vocals
Ron Hammon Drums, Vocals
Luther Rabb Bass, Vocals
Pat Rizzo Horn, Vocals
Howard Scott Guitar, Vocals
Alice Tweed Smith Percussion, Vocals
Charles Miller Saxophone, Vocals
Technical Credits
Lee Oskar Composer, Artwork
Dave & Ansel Collins Remastering
Lonnie Jordan Composer
Thomas Allen Composer
Papa Dee Allen Composer
Harold Brown Composer
B.B. Dickerson Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer, Producer
Ron Hammon Composer
Chris Huston Engineer, Remixing
Rob Perkins Engineer
Luther Rabb Composer
Pat Rizzo Composer
Russell Schmitt Engineer
Howard Scott Composer, Producer
Don Smith Engineer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Charles Miller Composer
Jim Hill Engineer
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