The Melodians @ The Beachcomber
When: Wed Jun 27th
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Where: The Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, Wellfleet
Doors at 9pm - $15
The Melodians are 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" and "Sweet Sensation." In 1966, when driving rhythms of ska were abandoned in favor of the slower, more soulful Rocksteady, Jamaican performers discovered a freedom of expression they had previously been denied. In overcoming the limitations of ska the dawn of the Rocksteady age begun. A few groups rose to notoriety with none more popular than The Melodians.
The Melodians "Rivers of Babylon" was featured in the reggae classic "The Harder They Come"