Blackman Know Yourself

Blackman Know Yourself

by Joe HiggsJoe Higgs


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One of the founding fathers of reggae, Joe Higgs was a major influence on Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker and countless others. In that genre, Higgs commands the type of reverence that Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke enjoyed in soul. Entering the '90s with Blackman Know Yourself, the prolific Jamaican singer/composer hadn't changed his style much. When other reggae artists were going for high-tech productions and incorporating hip-hop or urban contemporary elements, Higgs stuck with the type of simplicity that had characterized him since the '60s. Joined by the Wailers, Higgs is highly convincing on such gems as "Wave of War," "Small Axe" and "Sons of Garvey." Another one of this CD's high points is a remake of "Stepping Razor," a major hit for Tosh. While Higgs' recordings of the '60s and '70s would be a better introduction to his legacy, Blackman is a most welcome addition to his catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/1990
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351437723
catalogNumber: 43077
Rank: 40445

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Higgs   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Marley   Track Performer
Albhy Galuten   Melodica
Aston Barrett   Bass
Mikey Boo   Drums
Tyrone Downey   Percussion,Keyboards
Carlos Hislap   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Lee Jaffe   Harmonica
Irvin Jarrett   Percussion,Background Vocals
Glennis Jones   Guitar,Keyboards
Gwen King   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Winston "Pipe" Matthews   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Dave McLaren   Harmonica,Saxophone
Dennis Morgan   Guitar,Drums
Wailers   Track Performer
Junior Marvin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Joe Higgs   Producer
Bob Marley   Composer
John Hanlon   Engineer
Lee Jaffe   Producer
Edgy Lee   Executive Producer
Karl Pitterson   Engineer
Randall Grass   Liner Notes

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