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The Melodians - Irie Feeling flac album Performer: The Melodians
Title: Irie Feeling
Style: Roots Reggae
Released: 1983
Country: US
MP3 album: 1578 mb
FLAC album: 1971 mb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: DXD MP4 TTA WAV TTA VOC AU
Genre: Reggae

Irie Feeling ‎(Cass, Album). Real Authentic Sound. Irie Feelings ‎(CD, Album).

Irie Feeling ‎(Cass, Album).

1 more album featuring this track. The Melodians are a Jamaican rocksteady band, formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston in 1963 by Tony Brevett, Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton. Renford Cogle assisted with writing and arranging material.

Thus, the Melodians are left betwixt and between, with the arrangements too close to their old sound to avoid comparisons, but minus rocksteady's lush charms. They might have done better to break completely with the past and gone with more radical arrangements. What listeners are left with is a beautiful album that is merely reminiscent of their past glories and inadvertently prods them to play their old records instead.

The Melodians are a rocksteady band formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston, Jamaica, in 1963, by Tony Brevett (born 1949, nephew of The Skatalites bassist, Lloyd Brevett), Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton. Trevor McNaughton had the idea of putting a group together and contacted the then 14-year-old Tony Brevett, who had already had success in local talent shows.

The Melodians broke through to a wider international audience when they began recording for producer Leslie Kong in 1969, an association that resulted in many of their most celebrated songs. Sweet Sensation" sold quite well in the . as well as Jamaica, and it was eclipsed in both places later that year by the smash "Rivers of Babylon," which became the group's signature tune  . The Melodians - Irie Feeling (1983). The Melodians - & Will Get Along Without You& (Official Audio). The Melodians - Sweet Sensation (Official Audio).

The Melodians moved over to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle imprint from 1967-1968, and it was there that they had their first taste of success. Singles like "You Have Caught Me," "Expo 67," "I'll Get Along Without You," "You Don't Need Me" (which featured groundbreaking chatter U-Roy), and "Come On Little Girl" established them as one of the sweetest-sounding vocal ensembles on the rocksteady scene. The trio reconvened in the early '80s and cut a reunion album of new material, Irie Feeling, in 1983 (the same year UB40 covered "Sweet Sensation" on their hit Labour of Love album). Irie Feeling failed to re-establish them, but they later found work on the revival circuit and made a living by touring internationally and performing their classics of old. Dowe died of a heart attack in 2006.

On the one hand, yes, this is just one more Melodians best-of, no better or worse than any of the many others on the reggae market. The inevitable "Sweet Sensation" (a Melodians song made famous in the . when UB40 included a version on its first Labour of Love album) and "Rivers of Babylon" are here, and they bracket the 25-track program. In between are such choice obscurities as the chugging rocksteady number "What More Can I Say," an incongruously energetic romantic lament called "Lonely Nights," and a powerful (if slightly out of tune) cover of the Drifters' soul classic "I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing.

The Melodians started in Greenwich Town in the musically hot year of 1963. Trevor McNaughton brought in Brent Dowe and Tony Brevett (nephew of Skatalites bassist Lloyd Brevett. Early contributions are attributed also to Bramwell Brown and Renford Coyle. In 1983, RAS Records released Irie Feeling ; one of the label’s first releases and sparked renewed interest in the group globally. The early ’90s saw the release of the classic Song Of Love (Tappa, 1992) and the group was active on the live circuit to wide acclaim. The activity continued strong in the early part of the millennium with more consistent live bookings and an extensive US West Coast Tour. In 2012, the SOLID Lyrics To Riddim album was released on Willie Lindo’s Heavybeat Records with six songs recorded with Brent prior to his passing. Yes indeed, the trio presented Roots and Culture anthems with equal caliber of their early runnings.


A1 Get Up And Dance
A2 Jah Reggae
A3 Push A Little Harder
A4 All Night
A5 Passion Love
B1 Irie Feeling
B2 You Don't Need Me
B3 Warning
B4 Down Here In Babylon
B5 Hold On Tight

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  • Bass – Flabba Holt*
  • Drums – Style Scott
  • Executive Producer – RAS Records Inc.
  • Harmony Vocals – Brent Dowe, Tony Brevett, Trevor McNaughton
  • Illustration – Donna Cline
  • Lead Guitar – Andy Bassford, Ranchie Mclean*, Dwight Pickney*, Radcliffe Dougie Bryan*
  • Lead Vocals – Brent Dowe, Tony Brevett
  • Organ – Ansel Collins, Steelie*
  • Percussion – Brother Jack , Sky Juice
  • Photography By – David Pansegrouw
  • Piano – Ansel Collins, Gladstone Anderson, Steelie*
  • Producer – Brent Dowe
  • Rhythm Guitar – Dwight Pickney*, Earl Chinna Smith*, Radcliffe Dougie Bryan*
  • Soprano Saxophone – Roland Alphonso
  • Tenor Saxophone – Dean Fraser, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook
  • Trombone – Nambo Robinson*
  • Trumpet – David Madden

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RASCS 3003 The Melodians Irie Feeling ‎(Cass, Album) Real Authentic Sound RASCS 3003 US 1983
RASCD 3003 The Melodians Irie Feelings ‎(CD, Album) RAS Records RASCD 3003 US 1983