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Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - From Nyabinghi, Burro and Grounation to Roots and Revelation

Soul Jazz Records



deluxe CD + 40 page booklet

Released: 31st Jul 2015

£13.99


2LP + download

Released: 31st Jul 2015

£19.99

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charts the many links between reggae music & the Rastafarian faith - this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique & righteous music ever made.

Featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari, Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka & many more, it comes complete with a 40+ page booklet of photos & contextual sleevenotes. from the earliest proto-rasta beginnings on vinyl, Lord Lebby’s 1955 mento recording ‘Etheopia’, through to the raw, afro-jazz roots sounds of Count Ossie to the deep and heavy roots reggae of the 1970s (Johnny Clarke, Earth & Sound, Roy Ashanti of The Congos and others), this album covers nearly 30 years of revolutionary music.

Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - From Nyabinghi, Burro and Grounation to Roots and Revelation

Tracklist

  1. SoulCount Ossie & The Rasta Family - Africa We Want Fe Go
  2. Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape The Judgement
  3. Laurel Aitken - Haile Selassie
  4. Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique
  5. Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus - Booma Yeah
  6. Mutabaruka - Say
  7. Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd - African Drums
  8. Ashanti Roy - Hail The Words Of Jah
  9. Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Sam's Intro
  10. Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny - Salaam
  11. Winston & Ansell - Zion I
  12. Techniques All Stars - Zion I Version
  13. Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians - Ethiopia
  14. Count Ossie & Leslie Butler - Soul Drums
  15. The Heaven Singers - Rasta Dreadlocks
  16. Rod Taylor - His Imperial Majesty
  17. Q.Q. - Betta Must Come
  18. Earth & Stone - Jah Will Cut You Down
  19. Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Narration
  20. Ronald Downer & Count Ossie - A Ju Ju Wa