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The Melodians are considered one of the greatest of the original rocksteady bands from Jamaica. They consist of Trevor McNaughton, Tony Brevett, Brent Dowe, and Renford Cogle and were formed in 1963.

Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton wrote the song “Rivers Of Babylon” which is based on Psalm 137:1. The song became famous after being featured on the soundtrack for the movie, The Harder They Come. It has been covered many times most famously by Boney M. in 78, but also by Sublime in the 90’s.


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  • Chimino

    [Come On Little Girl Come On] +1

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • not-ian

    Come On Little Girl Come On

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kcarpenter_

    Dude below me is insane/is trolling.

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • chepe_fs

    i hate these guys. they ruined my life with that babylon song. really! if you want to torture someone, play it 2 times in a row!

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • LFireproof

    "Oh What Sweet Sensation" indeed.

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bas686

    Melodians - Forever!!!

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
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  • loudyloudy

    love the laid back feel good simplicity of roots reggae!

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • bullfrog66

    What means the part of "dance for your money"?

    11 Sep 2008 Reply
  • nel-ruiz

    Swing and dine, and dance for your money!!!!!!!

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • georgehumphery

    sublime do a realy good versoin of this on there album 40 OZ TO FREEDOM

    26 May 2008 Reply
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    26 May 2008 Reply

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