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Rivers of Babylon: Best of 1967-73

MelodiansAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 23, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B00005QD6U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,986 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Don't Need Me
2. I'll Get Along Without You
3. You Have Caught Me
4. Let's Join Hands (Together)
5. Come on Little Girl
6. Little Nut Tree
7. You Are My Only Love
8. Swing and Dine
9. I Could Be a King
10. Sweet Rose
11. It Comes and Goes
12. Ring of Gold
13. You've Got It
14. Personally Speaking
15. When There Is You
16. Everybody Brawlin
17. Sweet Sensation
18. It's My Delight
19. A Day Seems Too Long
20. Say Darling Say
See all 26 tracks on this disc

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Media Type: CD
Title: RIVERS OF BABYLON-1967-73
Street Release Date: 10/23/2001

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swing and Dine and Dance for your Money April 25, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Simply put, this is the kind of reggae music that will entice you to enjoy a nice midtempo dance with a hip-rocking young lady on a dance floor, or enjoy a cold drink as you sit in your easy chair after a long day at work or school. The Melodians were aptly named. Their music is full of sweet melody and harmony as well as a nice midtempo backbeat.

"Swing and Dine" is simply put one of the most beautiful songs that you could either dance or listen to, and the title of my review comes from this lovely number's chorus.

"Rivers of Babylon" is perhaps their best-known tune. This is essentially the Old Testament set of verses of the enslavement of the Hebrews set to music and placed in the context of the modern Black freedom struggle.

"Everybody Bawling" ia a nice teaming with rap pioneer U-Roy that will also put some pep in your step and a smile on your face.

In either case, this is one of those CDs that will save you a session with a psychiatrist. Buy it, listen, and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and upbeat sound September 29, 2007
By D. Rail
Format:Audio CD
This group earned their name, with a beautiful vocal sound that combined gospel, pop and the rhythms of early reggae. A return to this trailblazing style will be refreshing for many listeners. It's a collection of unabashedly happy and hopeful songs that will have you tapping your feet all day.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Name Says it All November 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Their voice is very melodious. Every song they sing is like a lullaby. The Melodians formed in 1965 at a local singing contest and made their recording debut for the legendary producer Clement "Coxonne" Dodd. Although some of their songs are remakes, they do have a beautiful voice that makes your feet shuffle, hips sway, and your thoughts clear. Whether they are still performing or not, these hits are a collector's item.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CD Melodians, rivers of Babylon March 12, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Un fantastico pezzo di storia! Le migliori canzoni in un album strepitoso, da non perdere assolutamente per gli appassionati;-) Ciao!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reggae's got soul! September 1, 2003
By Randy
Format:Audio CD
Toots proved as much in his own tune but the Melodians prove it on everyone of their tunes.
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