The Congos

Back In The Black Ark

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More than thirty years after the fabulous " Heart of the Congos ", classified among ten better albums reggae of every time, The Congos, Cedric Myton, Ashanti Roy and Watty Burnett, find again Lee " Scratch " Perry in Jamaica to record their last album very exactly named " Back in the Black Ark ".

Time had come to come back to studio and of put a new stone in the history of the reggae. " Back in the Black Ark " begin with the recording of a cover, Sam Cooke's " Chain Gang ", song speaking about the suffering of prisoners used as slaves, story of the most poignant for Jamaican.

Thirteen other titles of the album also have each their anecdote, but certainly the ones where Lee Perry put his voice which really represent the atmosphere which reigned in the studio during the sessions, "Spider Woman" and "Garden of Life", because they almost consisted there live and played directly by the musicians. That's Jamaica!


A1. Chain Gang
A2. Celestial World
A3. Garden Of Life
A4. Charriots
B1. Forever Young
B2. Spider Woman
B3. Old Time Friends
B4. Great Powers
C1. Raining Night In Georgia
C2. Music School
C3. Crying Times
D1. Tip Of My Tongue
D2. Under The Sun
D3. Up On The Roof

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