G.T. Moore | Take Me Back Home Again / Minstrel And A King


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1. Painted Ladies

Written by G.T. Moore

2. Book Of Rules

Written by H. Johnson

3. I'm Still Waiting

Written by D. Richards

4. Bye And Bye

Written by G.T. Moore

5. Way Over There

Written by G.T. Moore

6. Move It On Up

Written by G.T. Moore

7. Thou Shall Not Kill

Written by G.T. Moore

8. Bad Johnny

Written by G.T. Moore

9. Knocking On Heaven's Door

Written by B. Dylan

Album info:

In retrospective it was often said at the time that G.T. Moore and The Reggae Guitars never really had the right producer to recreate the live sound on record. The album was produced by Dave Bloxham who had produced their favourite record of that time, ‘Funky Kingston’ (by Toots and the Maytals) The brass players, the Sons of the Jungle, who Gerald knew from Johnny Nash, are featured on the album as well as on ‘Funky Kingston’. As is John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick .
However it’s fair to say that the first album is the closest to their live sound. It contains the popular tunes from their live performances which were ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’, ‘Move It On Up’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’. The original tracks were recorded in a provincial studio working on the South coast. But the final overdubs and mixes were done at Island, Basing Street, Notting Hill Gate. It just so happened that The Wailers were recording their on the night session and Rabbit played at night with The Wailers and in the day with The Reggae Guitars.  The sessions were mixed by Tony Platt, also the engineer of Catch A Fire. It was a unique time and The Wailers loved the idea off a band called the Reggae Guitars.


Backing Vocals, Percussion Tom Robinson, Tony Hannaford
Bass Guitar Tom Whyte
Engineer [Recording And Mixing] Tony Platt
Guitar [Reggae, Slide] Martin Hayward
Organ, Electric Piano Tim Jones
Piano [Acoustic] John "Rabbit" Bundrick
Producer Dave Bloxham
Saxophone [Baritone] Peter Van Der Puij
Saxophone [Tenor, Alto] George Larnyoh
Trumpet, Trumpet [Flugal] Eddie Quansah
Vocals, Electric Guitar [Lead], Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin G.T. Moore