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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK!

THE GLADIATORS ‘PROVERBIAL REGGAE’ (FRONT LINE) 1978

The Gladiators’ ‘Proverbial Reggae’ is my favorite album by this foundation Studio One roots group.  The second album by The Gladiators, Proverbial Reggae was recorded and released in 1978 on Virgin Records’ Front Line imprint.

British dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has said the songs on Proverbial Reggae “combine intelligent, poetic lyrics with majestic melodies, enchanting harmonies, producing inspired, entertaining meaningful music.” High praise from the high priest of dub poetry.

The musicians credited on this album reads like a Who’s Who of foundation roots reggae.

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The Gladiators – Jah Works
The Gladiators – The Best Thing In Life
The Gladiators – Dreadlocks The Time Is Now
The Gladiators – Fly Away
The Gladiators – Marvel Not
The Gladiators – Stick A Bush
The Gladiators – Stop Before You Go
The Gladiators – Can You Imagine How I Feel
The Gladiators – We’ll Find The Blessing
The Gladiators – Music Makers From Jamaica

Producer : Tony Robinson

Mixing Engineer : Errol Thompson

Vocals : The Gladiators & Clinton Fearon & Gallimore Sutherland & Albert Griffiths
Backing Vocals : The Gladiators
Drums : Sly Dunbar
Bass : Clinton Fearon
Rhythm Guitar : Gallimore Sutherland
Lead Guitar : Albert Griffiths
Keyboards : Ansel Collins
Synthesiser : Wire Lindo
Percussions : Sticky

Studios :
Recording : Harry J (Kingston, JA) & Joe Gibbs (Kingston, JA)
Mixing : Joe Gibbs (Kingston, JA)

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MELODY MAKER, JUNE 10, 1978

Ramsden, Dave. Melody Maker gladiators(Jun 10, 1978)

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