Album review
Their Greatest Hits
The Maytones
26 - 12 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Holy Ground
  2. Africa We Want to Go
  3. Judgment a Come
  4. Do Good
  5. Money Worries (feat. I Roy)
  6. Bowee Wowee
  7. Madness
  8. Sha La La Disco
  9. Little Boy Blue
  10. One Way
  11. Come Along
  12. All Over the World, People Are Changing
  13. Music is a Part of Life
  14. Rivers of Babylon
  15. Africa We Want to Go/Natty Tired Fe Carry Load (feat. Trinity)
  16. Come Along/Jamaican Collie (feat. U Brown)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 4

The Maytones were one of the most popular groups in Jamaica during the nineteen-seventies, scoring number one hits with Africa We Want to Go, Madness and Money Worries amongst others.
The group comprised of Vern Buckley and Gladstone Grant. The original line-up of the Maytones also included Alvin Ranglin who left the group early on to handle the management functions of the group and to concentrate on the G.G.'s label which he had started with his sister Gloria.
The group scored locally with 'Loving Reggae', 'Funny Man', 'Serious Love' and 'Searching For You'. Their next hit Madness finally broke the group in Europe and opened up the band to a larger audience. The tune was recorded at Joe Gibbs with the stable of musicians (Style Scott,Flabba Holt,Binghi Bunny,Dwight Pickney) that would appear on countless G.G. releases. Holy Ground, Judgement A Come and Sha La La were some of the hits that followed. They also released a a good number of albums such as 'Madness', 'One Way' and 'Boat To Zion'. In 1980 Vern released the 'Only Your Picture' set as The Maytone.
After Bob Marley's death Vern moved to Canada were he married a Canadian and the group split up. In 1994 the Maytones released the 'Madness 2' album. In 1997 Vern released the 'Rocky Road' album a twelve track set -a mix of love and reality songs- with some outstanding tracks.
Here you will find their best tunes, but also some tunes never released on cd before and two bonus tracks on which they team up with deejays U Brown and Trinity for some really great (extended) tunes.
Check out these vintage top sounds from the Maytones !

Teacher & Mr. T.