The Congos ‎– Heart Of The Congos

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Fisherman
Congoman
Open Up The Gate
Children Crying
La La Bam-Bam
Can't Come In
Sodom & Gomorrow
The Wrong Thing
Ark Of Covenant
Solid Foundation

Versions (48)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Yel) Black Art none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Black Art none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Black Art none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
KLP005 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Congo Ashanty KLP005 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Congo Ashanty none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Blu) Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Gre) Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Gre) Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Mas) Black Art none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
JL 9001 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Jah Live JL 9001 France 1980 Sell This Version
14.101 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Jah Live 14.101 France 1980 Sell This Version
BEAT 2 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) Go-Feet Records BEAT 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SBLL 6140 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) Go-Feet Records SBLL 6140 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
BEAT 2 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Promo, RE) Go-Feet Records BEAT 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BEAT 2 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) Go-Feet Records BEAT 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
KLP 005 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Sunfire Records (2) KLP 005 Jamaica 1990 Sell This Version
VPCD1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album) VP Records VPCD1287 US 1992 Sell This Version
14805 MSI The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album) Spalax 14805 MSI France 1993 Sell This Version
VPRL1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) VP Records VPRL1287 US 1993 Sell This Version
VPCD1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RE) VP Records VPCD1287 US 1995 Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFLP 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blood & Fire BAFLP 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SVLP 247 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Simply Vinyl, Blood & Fire SVLP 247 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) Kotoko none Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
PG1006 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RE) Blue Moon (4) PG1006 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
CF 008 Congos* Heart Of The Congos (Original Mix)(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Corn-Fed Productions CF 008 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
VP4143 The Congos Heart Of The Congos (2xLP, Comp, Dlx, Man) 17 North Parade VP4143 US 2008 Sell This Version
VP4143 The Congos Heart Of The Congos (LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx) 17 North Parade VP4143 US 2008 Sell This Version
VPRL1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Go-Feet Records, VP Records VPRL1287 US 2015 Sell This Version
VPRL 1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) VP Records VPRL 1287 US 2016 Sell This Version
VPRL4212 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(3xLP, Album, RE, RM) 17 North Parade, VP Records VPRL4212 US 2017 Sell This Version
VP4212 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RE, 197 + CD, Comp + CD, Album, RE, 197) 17 North Parade, VP Records VP4212 US 2017 Sell This Version
VPRL4214 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 197) VP Records, 17 North Parade VPRL4214 US 2017 Sell This Version
8.9001 The Congos Heart Of The Congos (LP) Jah Live 8.9001 France Unknown Sell This Version
VPCD1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RE) VP Records VPCD1287 US Unknown Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + Sli) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 Unknown Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + RP, Del) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp + RE, RP, Sli) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BAFCD 009 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp + RE, RP, Sli) Blood & Fire BAFCD 009 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1777 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP) Congo Ashanty 1777 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Franck R. Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
VPRL 1287 The Congos, Cedric MytonRoy Johnson* The Congos, Cedric MytonRoy Johnson* - Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) VP Records VPRL 1287 US Unknown Sell This Version
VPRL 1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) VP Records VPRL 1287 US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RP) Congo Music Works Int'l none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

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waltersobchak

waltersobchak

August 16, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BAFLP 009

This press may sound better than the Simply Vinyl 180 reissue because of the side's lenght. 12" tracks can be found here : https://www.discogs.com/The-Congos-Congoman-12-EP/release/397935
Nova-Records-UK

Nova-Records-UK

August 8, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, VPRL4212
Looks like a good pressing, packaging and sound is excellent.
Unfortunately I had to return as all the records were severely warped? Not sure if there is a bad batch or I was unlucky? Hopefully the replacement records will be straight?
frankiesoaresv

frankiesoaresv

April 28, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, KLP005
Does anyone know how many pressings of the KLP005 on the Congo Ashanty Label were pressed? Just wondering how many of these are actually in circulation...
blackfrost90

blackfrost90

February 27, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, RE, VPRL 1287
I bought this copy as it is affordable and not spread over multiple discs. IMO the fidelity is excellent, nice quiet and clean pressing and mine came in a poly lined sleeve so that's always a plus. I read somewhere that Lee would blow herb smoke into the microphone occasionally to impart a "hazy" sound. I actually prefer that sound and this version to the others, it is still very detailed musically to me, just a little rough around the edges soundwise. Like unearthing an audio gem, recommended for sure.
seven-seals-sound

seven-seals-sound

February 7, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, Gre, none
hard to say 1st press 4049 is much "better"mix.....i have all and compared 4049 mint with near mint klp005 green labels
its both incredible..the 2nd Press is more pushing bass, more crisp mix, more upfront
the 4049 is dryer ,darker ,more damped dense mix....i like both extremly much and play both since decades...the 2nd mix lp is clearly more present and all voices sure ,which makes it hard to miss
seven-seals-sound

seven-seals-sound

February 6, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, KLP005
the KLP 005 .... is NOT SHORTEND...
the D,s,r ,.,..MATRIX is but KLP oo5 scientist,,,is just the same as GREEN 78 BLACK ART...same plant, same facilities , same Year!
sevendubwarrior

sevendubwarrior

January 26, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, none
53MIN????????????

dont think so..must check have several 1st presses..but 53 min dont think so
seven-seals-sound

seven-seals-sound

January 17, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, none
i think people who not know should simply not judge or tell.....................................

4049 amazing 1st press , scarce , rare and any money can be okay for a cleanpress if like the music.
seven-seals-sound

seven-seals-sound

January 17, 2020
referencing Heart Of The Congos, LP, Album, Gre, none
buy ashanti klp 005 same thing ...
in the End 4049 is still the real thing,,,,,,klp 005 used to be 150 usd max.......weird now
AlwaysThereTJ

AlwaysThereTJ

October 16, 2019
referencing Heart Of The Congos, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, VPRL4212

This 3xLP release of the Black Ark classic "Heart of the Congos" is an incredible reissue in my opinion! The original album is present in full along with several bonus tracks, dubs, discomixes, etc. Everything here is essential listening, and while I would also like to see the original mix re-released at some point separately, this reissue is by no means worse off for not including it. The art and packaging is top notch as well, with hand painted yellow stripes as per the original pressing. Very well done reissue by 17 North Parade and VP!