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Way to Mt Zion
Glen Brown
Way to Mt Zion
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

Though he never became a household name like King Tubby or Lee "Scratch" Perry, Glen Browne was one of the most important bandleaders and producers of reggae's mid-1970s golden age. The rhythms he created on his Pantomine ...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Glen Brown
Title: Way to Mt Zion
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: ROIR
Release Date: 9/26/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Reggae, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 053436821527

Synopsis

Album Description
Though he never became a household name like King Tubby or Lee "Scratch" Perry, Glen Browne was one of the most important bandleaders and producers of reggae's mid-1970s golden age. The rhythms he created on his Pantomine label rank among the most frequently used in all of reggae ? the "Dirty Harry" rhythm alone exists in scores of vocal, instrumental and deejay versions. The Way to Mt. Zion brings together 14 Glen Browne singles, some featuring his passable but unexceptional singing, others his passable but unexceptional melodica playing, and all featuring an all-star cast of supporting musicians and Browne's impeccable studiocraft, not to mention the remixing prowess of King Tubby on a number of dub versions. Highlights include the title track, the horticultural anthem "Lambsbread/Lambsbread Dub" and all of the skull-pounding dubs. Unfortunately, the three melodica showcases are easily skippable. But even with the slow moments, this is an essential roots-reggae document. ? Rick Anderson (All Music Guide)
 

CD Reviews

Glen shows us the way
Adjua Dubb | Gaithersburg, MD United States | 03/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Way to Mt. Zion by obscure and master producer Glen Brown, shows an artist that is highly innovative and was ahead of his time. This album brings together a dub side as well as a singer, composer, harmonizer and melodica performer reminiscent of Augustus Pablo. A very multi-facted artist Glen Brown is. This album also includes the best of the best of session players, Sly & Robbie, Earl Wya Lindo, Carlton Barret, and many others to bring together a fine and well produced album. Each track weaving together a well told story in reggae music. Standout cuts: Lay Lady, Clensiness Dub, The Way to Mt. Zion, Youths of Tomorrow."