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Article ID CD-8673
Format CD
Artist Various Artists
Title Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace And Conscious Sounds At Studio One
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Freddie McGregor I Am a Revolutionist
2 MP3 sample The Silvertones Burning In My Soul
3 MP3 sample Wailing Souls Without You
4 MP3 sample Devon Russell Jah Jah Fire
5 MP3 sample Trevor Clarke Sufferation
6 MP3 sample The Gladiators Sonia
7 MP3 sample Judah Eskender Tafari Always Trying
8 MP3 sample The Viceroys Ya Ho
9 MP3 sample Im and Count Ossie Give Me Back Me Language And Me Culture
10 MP3 sample The Gladiators Serious Thing
11 MP3 sample The Prospectors Glory For I
12 MP3 sample Wailing Souls Things and Time
13 MP3 sample Pablove Black Inner Peace
14 MP3 sample The Gladiators Peace
15 MP3 sample Horace Andy Mr Jolly Man
16 MP3 sample Wailing Souls Rock But Don't Fall
17 MP3 sample Albert Griffiths and The Gladiators Righteous Man
18 MP3 sample So Many Problems The Viceroys
Style(s) Studio One, Reggae
Label Studio One/Soul Jazz SJRCD465
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m
Remarks Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.
Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.
Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesserknown rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.
Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarian Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.
This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code, deluxe CD with full booklet and slipcase and digital album.
Price EUR 12.52
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