Black and White: Best of Greyhound

Black and White: Best of Greyhound

by GreyhoundGreyhound
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U.K. reggae popsters Greyhound recorded under a variety of names, including the Rudies, the Tilermen and Des All Stars, before their version of an old Earl Robinson song, "Black and White," became a huge hit in 1971 under the name Greyhound. This collection from Trojan brings tracks by all the incarnations of the band together on one disc, and although technically it isn't all Greyhound, that's actually a good thing, since the resulting variety makes it an easier listen than the Greyhound-only collection (also called Black and White) previously released by Trojan on CD in 1998. Ranging from the ridiculous ("Moon River," "Patches") to the sublime ("The Pressure Is Coming"), to the downright funky (the soulful instrumentals "Night Train," "Funky Jamaica," and "Judgement Rock" show what Greyhound et al. might have been in an alternate universe), this disc offers proof that these guys were capable of more than sugaring up pop covers with a one-drop rhythm and a bunch of strings. Unfortunately they went the slick, smooth route as much as they didn't, and while committed fans will be glad that these tracks are finally together, listeners looking for no frills roots reggae will most likely be disappointed.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2004
Label: Sanctuary Trojan Us
UPC: 0060768043725
catalogNumber: 80437

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Greyhound   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Jimmy Forrest   Composer
Earl Robinson   Composer
General Johnson   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Notes from the Underground   Composer
Bobby Bloom   Composer
Dave Bloxham   Producer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Graham Walker   Producer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
David Arkin   Composer
Laurence Cane-Honeysett   Creative Coordinator
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Desmond Bryan   Producer
Oscar Washington   Composer
Jason Smith   Composer
Danny Smith   Composer
Joe Mansano   Composer,Producer
Joe Sinclair   Producer
Robert "Dandy" Thompson   Producer
Stephen Nye   Liner Notes
Shernette Daly   Artwork
Rudies   Producer

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