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Various Artist The Congos & Friends: Fisherman Style

Produced by Lee Perry during his Black Ark era, The Congos' 1977 debut Heart of the Congos is a must-have for reggae fans. After being approached by The Congos' Cedric Myton, the folks at Blood and Fire wisely chose "The Fisherman" from that classic to feature in its one-rhythm series. For serious fans, this release features 22 different artists' interpretations of the "Fisherman" rhythm, plus remixes of the original and dub track. Organized into two discs, roughly according to the artists' ages, the versions stick close to the spirit of the original, with newcomer Lutan Fyah bringing the most heat ("Whitewash Walls") and vets like Gregory Isaacs providing context ("Spot and Beat the Bank").

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