Calling Rastafari

Calling Rastafari

by Burning Spear


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Calling Rastafari

His vocal improvisations and deeply reverential Rastafarian chanting make Winston Rodney, a.k.a. Burning Spear, one of reggae's most distinctly compelling entities. Spear celebrates his 30th anniversary with the release of CALLING RASTAFARI, bestowing messages of love and unity, upholding the teachings of Jamaican freedom fighter Marcus Garvey, and offering praises to Jah Rastafari -- themes that have become inextricably linked to Jamaica's esteemed "man in the hills." The adventurous arrangements of Spear's Burning Band, among reggae's tightest ensembles, deliver majestic horn riffs, heavy bass lines, and hypnotic rhythmic configurations, appropriately accompanying the meditative "Brighten My Vision," "Hallelujah," and "Holy Man." A plea for harmony in the "House of Reggae" and an inspiring tribute to multiculturalism in "Statue of Liberty" elevate Spear to reggae's premier roots-rock role model, a venerable, thought-provoking Rasta elder with an eternally youthful spirit.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/1999
Label: Heartbeat / Pgd
UPC: 0011661774421
catalogNumber: 617744

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Burning Spear   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,Gut String Guitar
Wayne Armond   Guitar
Chico Chin   Trumpet
Ian Coleman   Guitar,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Stephen Stewart   Keyboards
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Carol Nelson   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
James Smith   Trumpet
Chris Meridith   Bass Guitar
Howard Messam   Saxophone
Rochell Bradshaw   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Clyde Cumming   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Shawn "Mark" Dawson   Drums
Lesline Kidd   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Micah Robinson   Trombone
Num-Heru-Ur Shutef   Percussion,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Yvonne Patrick   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Burning Spear   Arranger
Barry O'Hare   Engineer
Joshua Blood   Lyric Transcription
Sonia Rodney   Executive Producer

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