The Melodians Rocksteady greatest reggae group

The Melodians are the Reggae band which rocks the 1960s, 70s and the early 1980s.

The band/group was formed in 1965 by Tony Brevett the brother of the Skatalites bassist Lloyd Brevett, Brent Dowe and McNaughton.

They got help with most of the writing and musical arrangement from Renford Cogle.

This group is consider to be Jamaica's greatest Rocksteady group. Their first recording was made in 1966, this was for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One label. After recording songs such as Lay It On, Meet Me, I should Have Made it Up along with Lets Join Hands, they moved over to Treasure Isle Label which was headed by Duke Reid.

Other producers that did work with them are the late Sonia Pottinger and Winston Lowe's Tramp Label.

1969 was and still consider to be the best year in the group career. They teamed up with one of the best producer from that era Leslie Kong, This union produce hits such as "Sweet Sensation" and their signature tune "River of Babylon".

This song sold more than 1 million copies in the United Kingdom. In 1971 Kong suffered a fatal heart attack. The Jamaican music industry had lost one of its finest.

In 1973 Brent Dowe decided to take his musical career on a solo path. They did reunite a number of times to perform as a group.

As a band/group they has released more than eight album, Three of which are compilations, the latest was released in 2003. This compilation was titled "Sweet Sensation, The Best of the Melodians".

On the evening of January 28, 2006, after a rehearsal in preparation for a performance at the Prime minister residence Brent Dowe suffered a heart attacked and died, he was 59.

The remaining members Toney Brevett and Trevor McNaughton are still touring places such as Europe, Great Britain and USA.

They are now backed by the Yellow Wall Dub Squad.

We value your feedback

Share your views, comments, or your take on this? Share it!

Return Home from Reggae/Rocksteady Group The Melodians Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Let Us Help You Find Your Favorite Reggae Song

Are you searching for a Reggae Music Song, Dancehall Music Song, Ska or Rocksteady song but can find it anywhere?, Chances are we can.

It's very simple, just send us the name/titled of the song you are searching for and we will do the rest for a small fee. Contact us now!

Promote your Festivals, Albums, Singles, Videos, Parties and Dances with us and get the best results {CLICK HERE FOR PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES}

Promote your projects on Dancehallreggaeworld  Click here for more information

What's New? What is the very latest? Click here and get the very latest additions.

Looking For Something Special?  - In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Home I Reggae Lyrics I VideosDancehall Riddim I Dancheall Singles I Sound Effects I Whats New I Reggae Riddims

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

You are welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this) videos, breaking news, albums, new songs and promotions from players in the Dancehall and reggae music industries, send direct to your inbox.

You can also follow us for my updates! Link up @ Facebook |Twitter |Instagram

Promotions

Recent Articles

  1. Chi Ching Ching - Weed Problems ft. Sean Paul Lyrics

    Apr 24, 18 04:58 PM

    Chi Ching Ching - Weed Problems ft. Sean Paul Lyrics - Lyrics: [Intro - Sean Paul & Chi Ching Ching] Yow yow, Ching Pass da dutty pon da left hand side But some people dont know dem left hand side Yow…

    Read More

  2. Dancehall artiste Patexx the Journey Boss

    Apr 24, 18 12:26 PM

    Dancehall artiste Patexx the Journey Boss - Patexx continues to release new material as an artist and as a producer.His recent Productions Rum and Boom, and East 180 Riddim has made quiet a mark.

    Read More

  3. The Best of Dancehall and Reggae Music in 2012

    Apr 24, 18 11:56 AM

    The Best of Dancehall and Reggae Music in 2012 - It seems like just yesterday the year started, but 2012 is already coming to a close; marking a year within Dancehall and Reggae music that showcased i…

    Read More

  4. East 180 Reloaded (Journey Music)

    Apr 24, 18 11:12 AM

    East 180 Reloaded (Journey Music) - Journey Music continues to transcend, releasing hits after hits. Their latest release of the East 180 Riddim, had many artists wanting to add their flavor.

    Read More