GLADIATORS • SERIOUS THING

GLADIATORS • SERIOUS THING

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THE GLADIATORS- SERIOUS THING

 Among the great things that I remember about these sessions were the superb players and singers who just showed up. Richard Ace, had been living in England, but dropped in while on vacation in Jamaica and contributed great keyboards to three selections. The Ethiopian showed up and agreed to cut four songs backed by the Gladiators. Joseph Hill, lead singer of Culture, sat in the control room with Sylvan and I for an hour and told me that the Gladiators were his favorite group. The additional highlight of these sessions was watching Sylvan mixing top ranking dub tracks of the Gladiators best riddims. Serious Thing includes a generous portion of these superb dubs.

 

TRACK LISTING:

Side: 1

Serious Thing

My Thoughts

My Thoughts Version

Fling In The Gimme

Side 2:

Mid-Range

Mid-Range Version

Freedom Train

Good Foundation

After You

 

 

 

—Leroy Jodie Pierson
From the liner notes to Serious Thing