JRLP046

The Congos possess what all bands look for, that unique distinctive sound that draws the
listener in. Alongside the great songs, lead singer Cedric Myton’s singing, phasing and falsetto
voice makes that just the case.

The Congos were formed by Cedric Myton (b. 1947, St Catherine, Jamaica) around the
mid-Seventies when the Rasta message was central to the reggae sound coming out of
Kingston, Jamaica. But he had started out in the Rocksteady era, when he formed the
vocal group ‘Tartans’, taking lead vocal duties alongside Devon Russell, Prince Lincoln
Thompson and Lindbergh Lewis. They cut ‘Dance All Night’ (1967) and ‘Coming On Strong’
(1968). The line-Up became The Royal Rasses and from this Cedric moved on to form the
Congos on meeting Roydel Johnson, who had previously sang with Ras Michael and the
Sons of Negas. Cedric’s Rasta roots were firmly in place when he went to work with producer
Lee Perry to cut the seminal album ‘Heart Of The Congos’ at Perry’s just built, Black Ark Studios in 1977.

Cedric Myton has carried on the mantle, cutting a set of tunes with the help of his good friend
Mr Brent Dowe, who had previously sang lead vocals with the Melodians. This is the Dub set
to the vocal album released on the Kingston Sounds label called ‘The Congos Feast’(KS008).
With such strong songs, rhythms and vocals it always had the chemistry for a great dub set.

Hope you agree and enjoy the dub excursion….. .



CD Track Listing

1 A Fat Dub
2 A Party
3 Gods Kingdom Dub
4 Carry To the Well Dub
5 Beng Come Down Dub
6 Rasta Congo Dub
7 Some A Dub
8 Citizen Dub
9 Watch & Pray Dub
10 King Rastafari Dub
11 Take It To Dub
12 Heaven Dub
13 Grandma Say Dub*
14 Start A New Dub*
15 Rasta Weh She Dub*
•CD Bonus Track

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 A Fat Dub
Source: Bandulu / Cornell Campbell
2 A Party
Source: Real Rock Rhythm
3 Gods Kingdom Dub
Source: Prophesy A Fulfill / Johnny Clarke
4 Carry To the Well Dub
Source: Babylon King / Cornell Campbell
5 Beng Come Down Dub
Source: Rare Channel 1 Rhythm
6 Rasta Congo Dub
Source: Curly Locks Rhythm


Side 2
1 Some A Dub
Source: Crazy Baldhead Rhythm
2 Citizen Dub
Source: Rare Channel 1 Rhythm
3 Watch & Pray Dub
Source: African Roots / Johnny Clarke
4 King Rastafari Dub
Source: Breaking Up Rhythm
5 Take It To Dub
Source: Freedom Blues Rhythm
6 Heaven Dub
Source: Satta massaGana Rhythm

The Congos
Cedric Myton: Vocals
Brent Dowe: Backing Vocals


Musicians Include:

Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, Sly Dunbar: Drums
Robbie Shakespeare, Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett,
Lloyd Parks, George Fullwood, Bagga Walker: Bass
Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Husk Brown: Guitar
Tarzan, Augustus Pablo, Winston Wright: Piano
Winston Wright: Organ
Deadly ‘Headley’ Bennett, Tommy McCook, Vin Gordon, Bobby Ellis: Horns
Zoot ‘Sully’ Simms: Percussion

Recorded at: Channel !, Harry J’s, Joe Gibbs, Randy’s Studio 17
Voiced at: Joe Gibbs Studio
Produced By: Bunny Lee, Dub King & Nuton Williams
Design By: Gary @ Voodoo London
Photography: Jah Floyd Archive