The Roots Is There

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Try to ignore the unbelievably cheesy cover photo good heavens, did we all dress like that in the '70s?. This is yet another fine collection of Channel One recordings from the late '70s and early '80s by the sweetest-voiced harmony trio in reggae history. As usual, the Mighty Diamonds are backed by Sly & Robbie's crack Revolutionaries band, and the propulsive, almost martial rockers' rhythms that Sly Dunbar churns out contrast nicely with the silky voice of lead singer Donald "Tabby" Shaw. There's an interesting remake of the Abyssinians' classic "Declaration of Rights" complete with not quite tasteful synthesizer in the bridge, the typically dread "Heads of ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Try to ignore the unbelievably cheesy cover photo good heavens, did we all dress like that in the '70s?. This is yet another fine collection of Channel One recordings from the late '70s and early '80s by the sweetest-voiced harmony trio in reggae history. As usual, the Mighty Diamonds are backed by Sly & Robbie's crack Revolutionaries band, and the propulsive, almost martial rockers' rhythms that Sly Dunbar churns out contrast nicely with the silky voice of lead singer Donald "Tabby" Shaw. There's an interesting remake of the Abyssinians' classic "Declaration of Rights" complete with not quite tasteful synthesizer in the bridge, the typically dread "Heads of Government" and even a reggae version of the Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney composition "Ebony and Ivory." Danged if that last one doesn't top the original, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/1991
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351430922
  • Catalog Number: 43009
  • Sales rank: 236,467

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mighty Diamonds Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Harold Butler Synthesizer
Chico Chin Horn
Sly Dunbar Drums
Dean Fraser Horn, Vocals
Alvin Haughton Percussion
Willie Lindo Guitar
Robert Lyn Piano
Nambo Robinson Horn
Style Scott Drums
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Technical Credits
David Gates Composer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Producer, Engineer
Duke Ellington Composer
Germain Producer
Willie Lindo Arranger
Sylvan Morris Engineer
Bernard Collins Composer
Gladys Hopkowitz Contributor, Master Lacquer
Steven Stewart Engineer
Anthony "Soljie" Hamilton Engineer
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