Saturday, August 31, 2013
Saturday Sweet Sensation...
Vocal trio The Melodians were one of Jamaica's greatest rocksteady groups, cutting a series of classic singles during the late '60s and early '70s that included the internationally famed "Rivers of Babylon". The group was formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston in 1963. In their early days they performed quite successfully in talent shows around Kingston, which eventually led to their first recording session for The Studio One label in 1966. They broke through to a wider international audience when they began recording for producer Leslie Kong in 1969, an association that resulted in many of their most celebrated songs including the simply beautiful "Sweet Sensation".