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Article ID CD-7858
Format CD
Artist Various Artists
Title Studio One Black Man's Pride 2
Artist B Righteous Are The Sons and Daughters Of Jah
Title B Vol 2
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Horace Andy Illiteracy
2 MP3 sample The Heptones Be A Man
3 MP3 sample The Manchesters Natty Gone
4 MP3 sample The Gladiators Down Town Rebel
5 MP3 sample Willie Williams Calling
6 MP3 sample Roland Alphonso & Brentford All Stars Sir D Special
7 MP3 sample Keith Wilson God I God I Say God I God I Say
8 MP3 sample Alton Ellis Almost Anything
9 MP3 sample Bobby Kalphat & The New Establishment Adis A Wa Wa
10 MP3 sample Peter Broggs Sing A New Song
11 MP3 sample Mystic Revelations Of Rastafari Let Freedom Reign
12 MP3 sample Larry & Alvin Free I Lord
13 MP3 sample Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension Freedom Fighter
14 MP3 sample Jackie Mittoo Happy People
15 MP3 sample Prince Lincoln Daughters Of Zion
16 MP3 sample High Charles Zion
17 MP3 sample Winston Jarrett Love Jah Jah
Style(s) Studio One, Reggae
Label Studio One/Soul Jazz 414
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m
Remarks This is the second installment of deep roots Rastafarian reggae at Studio One and features classic music from some of the most important figures in reggae music – Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Gladiators – alongside a host of rarities and little-known recordings, such as a truly rare Mystic Revelation of Rastafari seven-inch single, Willie William’s first ever recording ‘Calling’ and Horace Andy’s righteous (and equally rare) masterpiece ‘Illiteracy.’

Black Man’s Pride 2 extends the legacy of Studio One’s ground-breaking path in roots reggae which began at the end of the 1960s and continued throughout the 1970s. The album tells the story of how the rise of Studio One Records and the Rastafari movement were interconnected, through the adoption of the Rastafari faith by key reggae artists – everyone from the Skatalites and Wailers in the 1960s, major singers such as Alton Ellis and Horace Andy at the end of the decade, through to major roots artists such as The Gladiators in the 1970s – and how Clement Dodd consistently recorded this heavyweight roots music throughout Studio One’s history.

The extensive sleeve-notes to this album also discuss the links between Rastafari and Studio One in time and place, noting how both the religion and Clement Dodd’s musical empire had their roots in the intense period of pre-independence Jamaica in Kingston, expanded in the 1960s following the visit of Haile Selassie in 1966, and how roots music then came to dominate reggae music in the early 1970s. Also discussed is how the outsider stance of both reggae music and the Rastafari movement relate back many hundreds of years to the original rebel stance of the Maroons, escaped slaves who set up self-sufficient enclaves in the hills of the Jamaican countryside.

There is also a track-by-track history by the noted Studio One writer Rob Chapman (Never Grow Old).
Price EUR 12.77
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