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Article ID LP-14912
Format 3x LP
Artist Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI
Title Grounation
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Bongo Man
2 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Narration
3 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Narration Continued
4 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Mabrat (Passin Thru)
5 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Poem
6 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Four Hundred Years
7 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Poem
8 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Song
9 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Lumba
10 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Way Back Home
11 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Ethiopian Serenade
12 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Oh Carolina
13 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI So Long
14 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Grounation
15 MP3 sample Count Ossie+Mystic Revelation Of RastafarI Grounation Continued
Style(s) Reggae, Nyahbingi Drumming, Jazz
Label Soul Jazz Records SJRLP488
Producer Arnold Wedderburn
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m re
Remarks VINYL BOX SET: 3xLP & Download Code
Like Sun Ra's Arkestra and John Coltrane are to jazz, the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are to reggae – the
ultimate expression of roots music and Rastafarian ideology in reggae music, music functioning at a high level
of spiritual consciousness combined with an equally avant-garde and forward-looking approach to sound.
The group's stunning, unique and groundbreaking 1973 album ‘Grounation’, a mighty conceptual triple-
album (the first ever reggae triple!) is, similar to Marvin Gaye's 'What's Goin' On', a definitive all-
encompassing cultural statement of its time and place. A sprawling album of raw and unique cultural
expression that combined Rastafari consciousness with deep spiritual jazz music – an absolute and essential
classic of Reggae music.
The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari group came into existence at the start of 1970s, the union of two artists (and
groups) of equal repute – Count Ossie and his African Drums and saxophonist Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks’ and his group,
The Mystics. Both Ossie and Brooks were alumni from the great Studio One Records.
Master drummer Count Ossie and his collective of Rastafarian drummers performed for Haile Selassie on his
momentous visit to Jamaica in 1966. Cedric Brooks came out of the Alpha Boys School – the fertile breeding
ground of musicians who dominated the Jamaican music scene from the 1960s onwards; Tommy McCook,
Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Headley Bennett, Johnny Osbourne, Yellowman, Leroy Smart, Bobby Ellis,
Joe Harriott, Eddie Thornton, Vin Gordon, Rico Rodriguez, Owen Gray, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace and more.
The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari’s ‘Grounation’ is a massive opus, a work of profound musical genius that tells
the story of Jamaica through music and words. The album is a cornerstone in the history of reggae, a unique
and other-worldly album the like of which has never been made since.
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