Montag, 27. Mai 2024

Monday's Long Song


Almost 50 years ago reggae music got more and more popular in our countries. The first wave of musicians from Jamaica to become widely recognized were Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley and Burning Spear. Born as Winston Rodney he recorded with some of reggae's most renowned instrumentalists were involved as studio musicians his debut Marcus Garvey. Inspired by Garvey, a Jamaican politician and prophet of the Rastafari movement he made a classic roots reggae album. Chris Blackwell signed him for his Island label and released this album in Europe - but in an alternative mix to make it more compatible for the European market. As this mix was not agreed with the artist, Burning Spear was allowed to release a dub version of the album Garvey's Ghost in the same year, which became a classic of the dub-reggae.

Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey

1 Kommentar:

Ernie Goggins hat gesagt…

Good to hear this again. I must dig out my copy of the album.