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We have featured both below, beginning with the Jamaican version. This is the Jamaican release on Congo Ashanty Records. The black and white artwork, and bright yellow highlights on the edges gives the impression of someone trying to bring something dense and dark out from the shadows — which is a good metaphor for the music which is deep and complex. By contrast, this is the CBS release which came out in the same year see image below. Perry's previous productions by Max Romeo and Junior Murvin had been huge commercial successes thanks to a deal with Island Recordsbut Perry was in dispute with Island at the time the Congos' album was finished, so Various The Mood Mosaic 10 Retro Active was released on his own Black Ark label, limiting its success overseas, and causing a rift with the group.
United Kingdom label Go Feet eventually William S Ill Never Let You Go the album inand although the group had recorded new material since leaving Perry, Heart of the Congos proved a hard act to follow and their other releases suffered as a consequence.
Albums such as Congo Ashanti were sparser and sounded ordinary compared to Perry's kitchen-sink-and-all massive productions. Burnett quit the group, soon followed by Johnson, who embarked on a solo career. Myton continued to record as The Congos with various other musicians until the mids.
In the mids, The Congos reformed, with Myton and Burnett joined by Lindburgh Lewis, several albums following in subsequent Mikis Theodorakis Serpico Original Music From The Soundtrack. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
All of my life, from the time I peeled opened my eyes, [my father] was Juan de Dios of the Congos. He was the King of the Congos. I would see him dress as a Congo with his clothes and rope [belt], lots of banana leaves tied on. He would get a little bit of water. He would paint his whole face with that, then he would put on black circles with charcoal, and I would watch him as a child. The Congos Congo Man Congo Man Chant I would see him painting his face I would The Congos Congo Man Congo Man Chant him, daddy, where are you going?
So then as a child I would go. The kafucula is the leaf of a coconut tree. The Congo adorns the kafucula—he puts on his decorations, feathers, and colorful objects.
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