The Congos

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The Congos - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of The Congos West Holts stage set at Glastonbury 2013.

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Biography

The Congos are a reggae vocal group from Jamaica which formed as the duo "Ashanti" Roy Johnson (tenor) (b. Roydel Johnson, 1947, Hanover, Jamaica) and Cedric Myton (falsetto) (b. 1947, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica), later becoming a trio with the addition of Watty Burnett (baritone) (b.early 1950s, Port Antonio, Jamaica). and have been active on and off from the mid-1970s until the present day. They are best known for their Heart of the Congos album, recorded with Lee "Scratch" Perry.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Back in the Black Ark

    Back in the Black Ark 2010

    Reviewed by Angus Taylor
    Features intriguing departures from the group’s more famous works.
  2. Review of Heart of the Congos

    Heart of the Congos 1977

    Reviewed by Lloyd Bradley
    The best roots reggae album ever recorded.
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