Proverbial Reggae

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Proverbial Reggae
Studio album by
Released1978 (CD Reissue: 2002)
Recorded1978, Harry J & Joe Gibbs Studios
Genre Roots Reggae
Label Front Line, FL 1002 / CDFL 31
Producer "Prince" Tony Robinson
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Trenchtown Mix Up
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Proverbial Reggae was the second album by Jamaican Roots Reggae band The Gladiators, recorded and released in 1978 on Virgin Records' Front Line imprint.


British dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has said the songs on Proverbial Reggae "combine intelligent, poetic lyrics with majestic melodies, enchanting harmonies, producing inspired, entertaining meaningful music." [2]

Track listing

All songs by Albert Griffiths unless noted.

Side One

  1. "Jah Works" - 3.30
  2. "The Best Things in Life" - 4.02
  3. "Dreadlocks the Time is Now" - 3.03
  4. "Fly Away" - 3.45
  5. "Marvel Not" - 3.54 (Clinton Fearon)

Side Two

  1. "Stick a Bush" - 2.27
  2. "Stop Before You Go" - 3.00
  3. "Can You Imagine How I Feel" - 4.10 (Clinton Fearon)
  4. "We'll Find the Blessing" - 3.02
  5. "Music Makers from Jamaica" - 3.40


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  1. Allmusic review
  2. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Liner Notes to "Proverbial Reggae, Virgin Records, 1978