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The Congos - Heart Of The Congos Album

The Congos - Heart Of The Congos Album

  • Performer: The Congos
  • Genre: Reggae
  • Title: Heart Of The Congos
  • Released: 1980
  • Style: Roots Reggae, Dub
  • Label: Jah Live
  • Catalog: JL 9001
  • Country: France
  • MP3 version size: 2427 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1338 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 994


1Sodom And Gomorrow
4Ark Of The Covenant
5La La Bam Bam
6Open Up The Gate
7Children Crying
8The Wrong Thing
9Can't Come In
10Solid Foundation


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneThe Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album)Black ArtnoneJamaica1977
BEAT 2The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE)Go-Feet RecordsBEAT 2UK1980
VPRL1287The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE)VP RecordsVPRL1287US1993
VPRL4212The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(3xLP, Album, RE, RM)17 North Parade, VP RecordsVPRL4212US2017
VP4143The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx)17 North ParadeVP4143US2008


  • Backing VocalsCandy Mckenzie, Gregory Isaacs, The Meditations, Watty Burnett
  • BassBoris Gardiner
  • Bass, OrganWinston Wright (tracks: Bass on A2 only)
  • DrumsMichael Richards, Sly Dunbar
  • Lead GuitarErnest Ranglin, Mikey Chung
  • Lead VocalsCedric Myton, Roydel Johnson
  • PercussionBrother Joe, Noel "Scully" Simms, The Congos
  • PianoKeith Sterling
  • Rhythm GuitarRobert Johnson


French Press



Heart of the Congos is a roots reggae album by The Congos, produced by Lee Scratch Perry at his Black Ark studio with a studio band including Boris Gardiner on bass and Ernest Ranglin on guitar. The album was released in 1977. It is noted as being one of Perry's masterpiece productions of the Black Ark era. The first issue of the LP in Jamaica was a very limited release said to consist of only several hundred copies. It was remastered using the original Black Ark quarter inch master tapes with the. Heart Of The Congos - The Congos. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Heart Of The Congos. WMG, Virtual Label LLC от лица компании Blood and Fire BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. LatinAutor, Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA и другие авторские общества 5. Children Crying. The Congos. WMG AMRA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutor и другие авторские общества 6. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей The Congos. Heart Of The Congos LP, Album. Black Art. Продать эту версию. On Heart of the Congos he was brilliant, and across the record's original ten tracks Perry created a masterpiece of music. Many critics consider this 1977 album one of the best roots records of all time, and at the very least, it was Perry's apex - only Junior Byles' Beat Down Babylon is an equal contender. Which is why it's all the more shocking that the record was turned down by Island, and even back in Jamaica it received only a limited release. It took nearly two decades for Heart of the Congos to reappear, finally reissued with a clutch of period bonus tracks by Blood. Genre: Roots Reggae. Awesome as these initial songs are, the rest of the release boasts just as much soul and epic sweep. Full Review. Best of 1977. Worst of 1977. Suggest Blurb. Most important - you can download the album Heart Of The Congos to your computer or phone absolutely free of charge, and without registration. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Album: Heart Of The Congos 2017. Search any pictures , Adult videos and photos , Best world video search Feedback, For copyright holders - . Songs in album The Congos - Heart Of The Congos 1977. The Congos - Fisherman. The Congos - Congoman. The Congos - Open Up The Gate. The Congos - Children Crying. The Congos - La La Bam-Bam. The Congos - Can't Come In. The Congos - Sodom And Gomorrow. The Congos - The Wrong Thing. The Congos - Ark Of The Covenant. The Congos - Solid Foundation. The Congos - At The Feast. The Congos - Nicodemus. Heart of the Congos, however, is the most vivid example of what hes capable of. Recorded between 1976 and 1977, Heart is all about Perrys own breadth of vision and ingenuity despite an impressive cast, including Ernie Ranglin, Sly Dunbar and Gregory Isaacs. Heart is part of Perrys string of roots classics, but good as War Inna Babylon and Super Ape were, this collection leaves them standing. Any preceding versions of this set are to be avoided. After all, if youre going to buy the best roots reggae album ever recorded, you deserve to be able to hear it properly. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence


Zonama Zonama
This release countains some dub part of Ark Of The Covenant from KLP005 (half of it) ; this dub part was totally dropped off for the UK Go Feet.More interesting, Cedric gave to Jah Live a far longer version (even than KLP005) of Solid Foundation, making this french copy having the longest ever LP version of this tune (still another mix did appear on disco).
Duzshura Duzshura
The sound is dull on this release. I read that previous releases could be the same.It is not very bad, but leaves one wanting for more. Probably I will get the Go-Feet release to compare.Blood and Fire CD sounds way better.
Mavegelv Mavegelv
The B&F and the new VP releases have way too much brightness added. The original mixes are not that bright but are very delicately done. The best sounding reissue is the Cornfed release but it's not available on Discogs for some reason.