Full Time

Full Time

by The GladiatorsThe Gladiators

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Overview

The Mighty Diamonds and Culture may be more famous, but when it comes to reggae harmony groups, the Gladiators can give the best of them a run for their money. Figure in the fact that lead singer Albert Griffiths is also a fine songwriter and that all three singers play instruments as well (unusual for a harmony group in this genre), and all of a sudden you start wondering why the Gladiators haven't gotten all the press. Not that they've been ignored -- their two Groovemaster LPs (Trenchtown Mix Up and Proverbial Reggae, both later picked up by Virgin and reissued together on one CD in the early '90s) are generally regarded as classics. In the early '80s they recorded several albums for the American Nighthawk label, and Full Time is a collection of tracks left over from those album sessions, filled out with a generous handful of dub versions. These don't really sound like outtakes -- "Boy in Long Pants," "Run Them," and "Reggae Jamboree" all rank with the best of the group's previous work, and Griffiths is in fine voice. The production, by Griffiths, Leroy Pierson, and Nighthawk label head Bob Schoenfeld, is excellent.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2017
Label: Omnivore Recordings
UPC: 0816651012725
catalogNumber: 101272
Rank: 49598

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bongo Red
  2. Red Version
  3. Ship Without a Captain
  4. Run Them
  5. Fussing and Fighting
  6. Fussing Version
  7. You Little Rat (aka Prince Tony's Head)
  8. I'm Not Crying
  9. Rocking Vibration
  10. Vibration Version
  11. Reggae Jamboree
  12. Boy in Long Pants
  13. Full Time
  14. One Love

Disc 2

  1. Red Version

Disc 3

  1. Ship Without a Captain

Disc 4

  1. Run Them

Disc 5

  1. Fussing and Fighting

Disc 6

  1. Fussing Version

Disc 7

  1. You Little Rat (aka Prince Tony's Head)

Disc 8

  1. I'm Not Crying

Disc 9

  1. Rocking Vibration

Disc 10

  1. Vibration Version

Disc 11

  1. Reggae Jamboree

Disc 12

  1. Boy in Long Pants

Disc 13

  1. Full Time

Disc 14

  1. One Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladiators   Primary Artist
Richard Ace   Keyboards
Glen DeCosta   Saxophone
Deadly Headley   Saxophone
Bobby Ellis   Trumpet
Clinton Fearon   Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Albert Griffiths   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bongo Herman   Percussion
Nambo Robinson   Trombone
Clinton Rufus   Guitar,Group Member
Noel "Scully" Simms   Percussion
Audley Taylor   Keyboards,Group Member
Gallimore Sutherland   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Stanley "Barnabas" Bryan   Drums,Group Member
Dean Frazier   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Leroy Jodie Pierson   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Clinton Fearon   Composer
Albert Griffiths   Composer,Producer
Sylvan Morris   Engineer
Cheryl Pawelski   Reissue Producer

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