MELODIANS - RIVERS OF BABYLON

MELODIANS - RIVERS OF BABYLON

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Label: DOCTOR BIRD

Release date: 09/08/2019

Barcode: 5013929274136

Catalog no.: DBCD0000041

Item ID: 481497

In the early 1970s, the Melodians, a vocal trio comprising Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton and Tony Brevett, had been a major force on their native island's music scene since the dawn of the rock steady era and continued to achieve significant success well into the mid-'70s. It was their work with Kingston-based producer Leslie Kong that yielded their greatest successes, which included 'Rivers Of Babylon', reworked by Boney M some years later. The song proved so popular for the Melodians that Kong issued an entire album of the group's work. Unissued outside of Jamaica, this very rare and sought after album is finally made available worldwide. Comprising numerous unreleased tracks on this CD, this set demonstrates why the trio are today widely regarded as one of the finest vocal acts in the history of Jamaican music.

Also available: RIVERS OF BABYLON (LP).

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