The Ethiopians

Slave Call - 2024 Reissue

Image of The Ethiopians - Slave Call - 2024 Reissue
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Music On Vinyl

About this item

Deep Nyabinghi drumming and chanting on a version of the Ethiopian national anthem gets things underway on Slave Call, a majestic journey through the spiritual roots of reggae. Later songs add guitars, bass, keyboards, and horns to build a more standard reggae sound on that foundation, but there’s always a dignified restraint and the profundity of the nyabinghi beat. the entire album revolves around Leonard Dillon’s Rastafarian beliefs, with even the cover of the Beatles’ “Let It Be” rewritten to a religious end.


Side A
1. Ethiopian National Anthem
2. Slave Call
3. Guilty Conscience
4. Hurry On
5. Nuh Follow Babylon

Side B
1. Train To Skaville
2. Culture
3. Obeah Book
4. Let It Be Me
5. I Love Jah

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