Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead

Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead


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It must have seemed a bright idea at first, mixing the Dead with some of the more hallucinatory reggae performers, but the end result is a bit too mediocre to pass muster, with more than a few of the artists indicating almost no knowledge of the Dead in their liner notes -- David Hinds of Steel Pulse gives the strong impression that he only picked "Franklin's Tower" to fulfill a deal and make a few bucks. The performances are competent, the mixes crisp, with Wailing Souls standing out on the opening "Casey Jones" and the Mighty Diamonds turning in a sterling job on "Touch of Grey," but after that it's dullsville.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/1996
Label: Pow Wow Records
UPC: 0019527746223
catalogNumber: 7462


  1. Casey Jones
  2. Touch of Grey
  3. Catfish John
  4. Row Jimmy
  5. Uncle John's Band
  6. Franklin's Tower
  7. Fire on the Mountain
  8. Wharf Rat
  9. Eyes of the World
  10. Cassidy
  11. Good Lovin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Boothe   Track Performer
Dennis Brown   Track Performer
Culture   Track Performer
Joe Higgs   Track Performer
Israel Vibration   Track Performer
Mighty Diamonds   Track Performer
Judy Mowatt   Track Performer
Ras Michael   Percussion,Track Performer
Steel Pulse   Track Performer
Wailing Souls   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Merl Saunders   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Châlice   Track Performer
Congos   Track Performer
Limey   Background Vocals
Michelle   Background Vocals
Sly & Robbie   Track Performer
Warren Haynes   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Wayne Armond   Guitar,Harmonica
Wayne Arnold   Guitar
Reggie Brown   Vocals
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Fabian Cook   Bass
Albert Apple Craig   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Santa Davis   Percussion,Drums
Paul Douglas   Drums
Val Douglas   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Richard Feldman   Guitar
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Vin Gordon   Trombone
Marcia Griffiths   Track Performer
Bongo Herman   Percussion,Kettle Drums
Toots Hibbert   Track Performer
Tony Hibbert   Track Performer
Michael Hyde   Keyboards
Gregory Isaacs   Track Performer
Greg Leisz   Guitar
Maxayn Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Madden   Trumpet
Freddie McGregor   Track Performer
Nambo   Trombone
Lori Perry   Background Vocals
Michael Rose   Track Performer
Style Scott   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Art Wood   Percussion,Drums
Mikey Wallace   Organ,Keyboards
Sidney Mills   Keyboards
Rad Bryan   Guitar
Kurt Mahoney   Guitar
Herb Ruffin   Bass,Flute,Piano,Tambourine,Background Vocals
Lasana Bandelé   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Teddy Kumpel   Guitar
Jeff Mattson   Guitar
Danny Moynahan   Saxophone
Dean Stephens   Vocals
Keith Francis   Bass
Mambo   Trombone
Alla Wallace   Keyboards
Joey Moskowitz   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Leba Thomas   Background Vocals
Workingmen   Track Performer
Sugar Black   Background Vocals
Lehbanchuleh   Background Vocals
Bernie Pitters   Keyboards
Chris Tedesco   Trumpet
Leba   Background Vocals
"Deadly" Headley Bennett   Saxophone
Manas Itene   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Engineer
Judy Mowatt   Contributor
Mickey Hart   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Matt Kelly   Engineer
Congos   Vocal Arrangements
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke   Producer
Dixon   Engineer
Richard Feldman   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
David Hinds   Producer
Bill Kreutzmann   Composer
George McCorkle   Composer
Courtney Michael Small   Engineer
Phillip Smart   Engineer
Mark Small   Engineer
Sidney Mills   Producer
Roger Steffens   Liner Notes
Teddy   Engineer
Kurt Mahoney   Liner Notes
M. Christian   Composer
Herb Ruffin   Arranger
Lasana Bandelé   Arranger,Producer
Judy Cacase   Executive Producer
Herb Corsack   Executive Producer
Edwin McAlphin   Illustrations
Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger   Engineer
Marcos Sabóia   Engineer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Alvaro Alencar   Engineer
Garfield Spencer   Engineer
Garfield McDonald   Engineer
Jay Sylvester   Contributor
Joey Moskowitz   Programming,Producer
Nigel   Engineer
Tixie   Engineer
Arthur Resnick   Composer

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