Who Feels it, Knows it

Who Feels it, Knows it

by Rita Marley
     
 

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Fueled by the controversial single "One Draw," Who Feels It Knows It was the album that truly put Rita Marley on the map as a solo artist. "One Draw," a hilarious ode to sinsemilla, was a big seller in England and Jamaica despite its problems at radio -- like Peter Tosh's "Legalize It" several yearsSee more details below

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Fueled by the controversial single "One Draw," Who Feels It Knows It was the album that truly put Rita Marley on the map as a solo artist. "One Draw," a hilarious ode to sinsemilla, was a big seller in England and Jamaica despite its problems at radio -- like Peter Tosh's "Legalize It" several years earlier, "One Draw" was banned from airplay on British radio by the BBC. The most controversial part of the song comes when a Rastawoman school teacher educates her class of students on the "proper" way to smoke sinsemilla. It's hysterically funny and disturbing at the same time -- the very thought of a school teacher doing such a thing is appalling. Meanwhile, the other gems on the album are also quite soulful. Lovers of pre-urban contemporary R&B can't miss the parallels between Rastafarian oriented tunes like "Jah Jah Don't Want," "Good Morning, Jah" and "Thank You," and the great soul music of the '60s and '70s. Of course, there were some reggae lovers who bought the album simply because Rita Marley was the wife of Bob Marley, who had died in 1981. But the fact is that she would have been a talented singer if she hadn't been married to the King of Reggae. Who Feels It Knows It made it clear that Rita Marley was a fine singer in her own right.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351430328
catalogNumber:
43003
Rank:
87782

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rita Marley   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Gladstone Anderson   Keyboards
Peter Ashbourne   Strings
Aston Barrett   Bass,Guitar
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Guitar,Drums
Arnold Brackenridge   Horn
Cedric Brooks   Horn
Mikey Chung   Guitar
Grub Cooper   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Glen DaCosta   Horn
Tyrone Downie   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bobby Ellis   Horn
Steve Golding   Guitar,Percussion
Vin Gordon   Horn
Earl Lindo   Keyboards
David Madden   Horn
Tommy McCook   Horn
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace   Drums
Ricky Walters   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bubbles Cameron   Horn
Mister Day   Strings
Saba   Percussion
Frieda Woody   Background Vocals
Junior Marvin   Guitar
"Deadly" Headley Bennett   Horn

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Rita Marley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gong   Executive Producer
Errol Brown   Arranger,Engineer
Grub Cooper   Arranger,Producer
Steve Golding   Arranger
Dennis Thompson   Engineer
Robert Vosgien   Contributor
Ricky Walters   Arranger,Composer
A. Grub Coper   Producer

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