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Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - 2024 Repress

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Soul Jazz

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Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music, and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Bongo Herman, Earth & Stone and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the heaviest and righteous music ever made.

The album charts the many links between reggae music and Rastafarianism. The album comes complete with full gatefold, plus bespoke inner sleeves containing stunning exclusive photography and extensive sleevenotes.

Rastafarianism had its roots at the start of the 20th century and became widespread in Jamaica following the visit of Haile Selassie, the King of Ethiopia, to Kingston in 1966. By the 1970s, Rastafarianism become practically synonymous with reggae, as many roots reggae artists became known throughout the world, notably spearheaded by the success of Bob Marley and The Wailers.

As ‘roots reggae’ artists in the 1970s continued to spread the word of Jah in their music, Rastafari reggae became the ultimate rebel sound throughout the world.

"This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and reggae music." - Irish Times

TRACK LISTING

Count Ossie's Rasta Family - Africa We Want Fe Go
Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape The Judgment
Laurel Aitken - Haile Selassie
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique
Mutabaruka - Say
Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd - African Drums
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Sam's Intro
Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny - Salaam
Techniques All Stars - Zion I Version
Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians - Ethiopia
Hugh Mundell - One Jah, One Aim, One Destiny
The Heaven Singers - Rasta Dreadlocks
Count Ossie & Leslie Butler - Soul Drums
Cornel Campbell - Conscious Rastaman
QQ - Betta Must Come
Roy Shirley - Israelites Leave Babylon
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Narration
Ronald Downer & Count Ossie - A Ju Ju Wa

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