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The Congos

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Biography

The Congos are a reggae vocal group from Jamaica which formed as a duo with Ashanti Roy (tenor) (b. Roydel Johnson, 1947, Hanover, Jamaica) and Cedric Myton (falsetto) (b. 1947, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica), later becoming a trio with the addition of Watty Burnett (baritone) (b. early 1950s, Port Antonio, Jamaica). and have been active on and off from the mid-1970s until the present day. They recorded the classic Heart of The Congos in 1977, with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry at the Black Ark Studio.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Row fisherman row
    keep on rowing your boat
    lots of hungry belly pickney they a shore, millions of them
    living in a bumbo hut
    in a little hole sea-port town
    Fisherman  -  237,413 plays
  2.  
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    Out of Africa comes the Congo man!
    Bongo Ashanti! Congo Ashanti!
    Bongo Ashanti! Congo Ashanti!
    Congo a Bongo! Bongo Ashanti!
    Congo a Bongo! Bongo Ashanti!
    Congoman  -  126,214 plays
  3.  
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    Jah-Jah!
    The children crying in the wilderness, that's right.
    Jah-Jah!
    The children crying in the wilderness.
    Send us a prophet, to warn the nation.
    Children Crying  -  116,472 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Open up the gates of Zion
    Africa we want to go
    Africa we want to go
    Repatriation is at hand
    I and I know where the Black man stands
    Open Up The Gate  -  106,437 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Congos - Can't Come In
    (Cedric Myton)
    *You keep on knocking but you can't come in
    You've got to be clean
    You keep on knocking but you can't come in
    Can't Come In  -  81,317 plays
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