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Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost

  • 1. Marcus Garvey
    2. Slavery Days
    3. Invasion, The
    4. Live Good
    5. Give Me
    6. Old Marcus Garvey
    7. Tradition
    8. Jordan River
    9. Red, Gold and Green
    10. Resting Place
    11. Ghost, The
    12. I and I Survive
    13. Black Wadada
    14. John Burns Skank
    15. Brain Food
    16. Farther East of Jack
    17. 2000 Years
    18. Dread River
    19. Workshop
    20. Reggaelation
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20

  • Credits
    ProducerWinston Rodney; Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo

    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Marcus Garvey's birth, this album was re-released under the title 100TH ANNIVERSARY.
    Burning Spear: Winston Rodney, Delroy Hines, Rupert Willington.
    Additional personnel: Earl "Chinna" Smith, Valentine "Tony" Chin (guitar); Carlton "Sam" Samuels (flute); Herman Marquis (alto saxophone); Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall (tenor saxophone); Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Vincent "Trommie" Gordon (trombone); Bernard "Touter" Harvey (piano, organ, clavinet); Tyrone "Organ D" Downie (piano, organ); Robert "Rabbi" Shakespeare, Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass); Leroy "Horse" Wallace (drums).
    Engineers: Errol Thompson, George Philpott.
    Personnel: Earl "Chinna" Smith , Tony Chin (guitar); Sam Samuels, Carlton Samuels (flute); Herman Marquis (alto saxophone); Dirty Harry Hall (tenor saxophone); Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Vin Gordon (trombone); Bernard Touter Harvey (piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards); Tyrone "Organ D" Bownie (piano, organ); Touter Harvey, Tyrone Downie (keyboards); Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace (drums).
    Recording information: Randy's Studio 17, Kingston, Jamacia.
    Photographer: Dennis Morris.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Delroy Hines; Rupert Willington.
    Arranger: Winston Rodney.
    One of the most distinctive and original talents in the history of Reggae, Burning Spear--ne Winston Rodney--was launched internationally with this striking album. His deep, preaching vocal is immediately arresting, a characteristic enhanced by a dense and brooding accompaniment. Taking cues from Rastafarian chants, Spear subtly builds an intensity, locking each track into a seamless whole. His knowledge of black history brings a chilling realism to the album's lyrics, resulting in what is incontestably a milestone in the development of reggae. Listening to it is an education itself. The CD reissue has the bonus of the dub version GARVEY'S GHOST.

  • Critic Reviews
    The Wire (6/00, p.62) - "...At once militant, joyous and devotional, MARCUS GARVEY busts out of the reggae genre....coupled with its dub companion...the dub set remains essential...making up the greatest ever roots reggae album."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "This is definitive roots: amid the dancing horns and molten rhythms, Spear mournfully declaims Rasta parables..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (8/02, p.77) - Included in Mojo's 50 Greatest Reggae Albums - "...Outstanding melodies, trilling flutes and, above all, Winston Rodney's Garveyite quest for African repatriation grip the heart throughout..."
    NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #47 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.
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