The Congos - Heart Of The Congos

The Congos
Heart Of The Congos
Label: Go-Feet Records ‎– BEAT 2
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: UK
Date of released: 1982
Category: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae


A1 Fisherman
A2 Congoman
A3 Open Up The Gate
A4 Children Crying
A5 La La Bam-Bam
B1 Can't Come In
B2 Sodom And Gomorrow
B3 The Wrong Thing
B4 Ark Of The Covenant
B5 Solid Foundation

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Arista Records
  • Distributed By – Arista Records
  • Pressed By – Sonopress – A-7433
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 19th Century Music
  • Copyright (c) – 19th Century Music
  • Published By – 19th Century Music
  • Recorded At – The Black Ark


  • Backing Vocals – Candy Mckenzie, The Meditations, Watty Bennett*
  • Bass – Boris Gardiner, W. Wright* (tracks: A2)
  • Drums – Michael Richards, Sly Dunbar
  • Lead Guitar – Ernest Ranglin
  • Mixed By – Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Scientist*
  • Organ – Winston Wright
  • Percussion – Brother Joe, Scully*
  • Piano – Keith Sterling
  • Producer – Lee Perry, The Congos
  • Rhythm Guitar – Robert 'Billy' Johnson*
  • Written-By – C. Myton*, R. Johnson*


Sonopress "bass clef" embossed on B-side center label.

Marketed & Distributed by Arista Records [printed on top right section of the center label]

Original sound recording made by 19th Century Music
Recorded at: Black Ark Studios
Sleeve states 'Produced by Congos', label 'Produced by The Congos and Lee Perry'
Special Thanks to The Meditations, Watty Bennett, Candy McKenzie for the backing voices.
℗ & © 1978 19th Century Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped): A-7433 A-1/82S I Made In Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped): A-7433 B-2/82S I Made In Germany
  • Pressing Plant ID (Label, side B, embossed): [bass clef]

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, Yel) Black Art none Jamaica 1977
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK 1996
VPRL 1287 The Congos, Cedric Myton ∙ Roy Johnson* The Congos, Cedric Myton ∙ Roy Johnson* - Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE) VP Records VPRL 1287 US Unknown
VP4143 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx) 17 North Parade VP4143 US 2008
VPRL1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Go-Feet Records, VP Records VPRL1287 US 2015