• "Rivers of Babylon" in detail (article)

    From Jason Gross@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 2 16:00:44 2023

    In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <https://www.furious.com/perfect/index0423.html>, you'll find (among other things):

    Behind the reggae classic, by Eric Doumerc
    "The song was released on Kong's Beverley's label in 1970 and was a huge hit, apparently selling 75,000 copies in the UK alone (The Guinness Who's Who of Reggae, 173). The song was made available to the non-Jamaican record-buying public in 1972 through
    the release of the soundtrack to the film The Harder They Come. "Rivers of Babylon" is a reworking of two biblical Psalms which have been used in countless reggae songs and are part of Rastafarian culture."

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