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Lititz Mento Band
Dance Music And Working Songs From Jamaica
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English music album Dance Music And Working Songs From Jamaica. Download song or listen online free, only on JioSaavn. What kind of music do you want to listen to? Hindi.

Mento music had its beginnings in Jamaica in the 19th century, and was uniquely Jamaican fusion of African and European musical traditions. In mento's recorded history pre-history, from the 1920s through the 1940s, a number of Jamaican songs were put to wax by Caribbean jazz artists. In dance band mento, home-made instruments were replaced by professional saxes and clarinets and basses. Often, banjo was left behind in favor of electric guitar. mento-reggae, as elements of both Jamaican music were combined. Some middle period mento LPs were quite bland, such as "Yellow Bird" by the promisingly named Jamaica Duke and the Mento Swingers, and the aforementioned Wrigglers LP. The great majority of the recordings from the middle period were of old mento songs, with sundry other covers.

Title: Dance Music and Working Songs from Jamaica. 1-13 Tennessee Waltz. Lititz Mento Band-Dance Music and Working Songs from Jamaica (US IMPORT) CD NEW. Title: Dance Music and Working Songs from Jamaica.

Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced ska and reggae music. It is a fusion of African rhythmic elements and European elements, which reached his peak popularity in the 1940s and 1950s. Mento typically features acoustic instruments, such as acoustic guitar, banjo, hand drums, and the rhumba box - a large mbira in the shape of a box that can be sat on while played. The rhumba box carries the bass part of the music.

Mento Band playing for us March 05th 2006 at Sandals Montego Bay Jamaica.

It also includes music and songs from orthodox religion. Revivalism is found chiefly in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth and St. Ann. Popular revival songs in Jamaica include O let the power fall on me my Lord and River Maid. Mento is the original popular music form in Jamaica, developing during the plantation period and holding sway up to the 1950s. It was born out of the fusion of African and British influences. Its performance mode, rhythmic impulse, as well as its call and response type of singing is African in origin, while the scale patterns, harmonic concepts, and verse and chorus song types are British. This consisted primarily of very fast paced movements such as shuttle and split which consisted of moving the hands upwards, downwards, side to side, backwards and forward while lifting the legs bent at the knees alternately.

Mento is a 19th century musical form that has its roots in both Europe and Africa. The mento is a blend of quadrille and Afro-Jamaican rhythms, and was used to entertain slave masters. A typical band of five musicians performing on fiddle or violin, banjo, fife, shakers and a vocalist who doubled on guitar or one of the other instruments mentioned. Mento bands are sometimes required to supply the music for floor shows acts like limbo dancers and stilt walkers, and usually relieve pop music bands in tourist resorts. Many, especially in rural areas, also perform in communities at ‘wakes’ and ‘nine-nights’ for the bereaved family and friends of their recently deceased loved ones.

Album · 2013 · 18 Songs. Jamaica-Mento, Vol. 1 Various Artists. Listen on Apple Music.


1 Quadrille (Instrumental) 17:00
2 Born Jamaican 4:46
3 Rivers Of Babylon / Lion Of Judah 6:02
4 Man Of Montego Bay 4:01
5 Island In The Sun 2:20
6 Day Oh! 3:52
7 Fan Me Soldier Man 2:12
8 Linstead Market 3:24
9 Shaving Cream (Instrumental) 2:23
10 Little Girl In Kingston Town 3:06
11 Grader Man 2:57
12 Revival Man 2:32
13 Tennessee Waltz 4:08
14 Weel An' Tune (Instrumental) 3:41

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WERGO Schallplatten GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – Haus der Kulturen der Welt
  • Copyright (c) – Cultural Co-operation
  • Recorded At – Sender Freies Berlin
  • Designed At – Neville Brody Studio


  • Banjo – Gerald Myers
  • Concept By [Conception] – Joachim Helbig
  • Design [Cover], Photography By [Cover] – Giles Dunn
  • Guitar – Clement Smalling
  • Liner Notes [Edited By] – Simone Lenz
  • Liner Notes [Text] – Andreas Meyer
  • Liner Notes [Translation] – Carol Fiedler
  • Management [Company Manager] – Ted Dwyer
  • Performer [Rhumba Box] – Cleveland Salmon
  • Photography By [Back Cover, Booklet] – William Strauch
  • Producer, Edited By – Dieter Hauer
  • Supervised By [Sound], Mastered By [Master Tape] – Peter Avar
  • Violin – Theodore Miller
  • Vocals – Jerome Williams


Recorded on July 16th 1992 at the studios of Sender Freies Berlin
Cover photography, cover design @ Neville Brody Studio

© 1993 Haus der Kulturen der Welt
In collaboration with Cultural Co-operation, London
℗ 1993 WERGO Schallplatten GmbH, Mainz
Manufactured in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 010228 151220
  • Label Code: LC 6356
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Rights Society: GEMA