sábado, 16 de agosto de 2014



One of the hardly known reggae bands in UK. Merger are founded by Winston Bennett, Michael Dorane and Barry Ford. Later band members are Tony Osei, Ras Danjuma, Michael Osei. It seems, the band was founded in 1977 or earlier, active until the mid 1980s and now again.

Exiles In A Babylon
Released in 1977 on UK Pye / Ultra PFULP 2502 (Sun Starr SUN 1001) LP.
77, Ghetto Child, Life Song, Exiles Ina Babylon, Understanding, African Lady, Have You Heard?, Waterfalls, Massa Gana
Also released in 1979 in France on CBS 33921 LP.
Life Song, 77, Ghetto Child, Exiles In A Babylon, Have You Heard, Waterfalls, Massagana, Understanding, African Lady
Songs are in different order at the French release.
Produced by Merger.

Armageddon Time
Released in 1980 on UK Emergency ERD 010 LP.
Prisoner Of Your Love, You Are To Me As Love, Vision Of Life, Armageddon Time, Why, Evergreen Land, Fathers Children, It Ain’t Easy But I’ll Try
Produced by Merger.

Biko / Biko (Version)
Released in 1980 on UK Emergency ERD0009 12´´.

Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him / Island In The Sky (both tracks: Tchai and Merger)
Released in 1982 in Germany on Ariola 600 638 12´´.
A-side song is a cover of the song written by Yoko Ono. Unusual song and unusual interpretation.

Further releases I miss are:
“Prisoner Of Your Love” (Winston Bennett & Merger), Takoma TAK 7114, 1984, LP, reissued on 1996, CD, with these songs: Prisoner Of Your Love, You Are To Me As Love, Shine On, Young Generation, On The Road Again, If I Was A Baby, Ain´t Gonna Do It, Ask Them, Jenny, Andria, Lost A Friend, Glad To Be Alive, Happiness. The first two tracks appear also on UK Emergency ERD 011, 1980, 12-inch Maxi.
“It Hurts Too Much” (Winston Bennett & Merger)
Winston Bennett writes, he works on a new album with Merger to be released in 2010.



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