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The Gladiators – Trench Town Mix Up (1978)

Posted in Dub, Prince Tony Robinson, Robbie Shakespeare, Rockers, Sly Dunbar, The Gladiators with tags , , , , on October 23, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“The Gladiators’ debut full-length, both at home and abroad, Trench Town Mix Up not only met all expectations, but far outstripped them. Although the group was composed of adept musicians, the likes of bassist Lloyd Parks and drummer Sly Dunbar were brought in to assist, adding further gloss to the group’s already-stellar sound. Producer Prince Tony Robinson showcased the trio and their songs to the very best advantage and picked wisely amongst the possible inclusions to create the most sumptuous of sets that really did offer something for everyone. For the international set there were two fine Wailers covers to highlight the similarities between lead singer Albert Griffiths’ vocals and Bob Marley’s own. ‘Soul Rebel’ is, if anything, heavier than the original, while ‘Rude Boy Ska’ is even more militant, yet still awash in gorgeous melody and the trio’s lovely harmonies. …”

YouTube: The Gladiators – Trenchtown Mix Up
01. Mix Up 03:00 02. Bellyful 05:17 03. Look Is Deceiving 07:47 04. Chatty Chatty Mouth 11:03 05. Soul Rebel 14:58 06. Eli Eli 18:00 07. Hearsay 21:06 08. Rude Boy Ska 23:34 09. Know Yourself Mankind 26:22 10. Thief In The Night 30:01 11. Hello Carol