Reggae Anthology: Music is the Rod

Reggae Anthology: Music is the Rod

by Garnett Silk


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Reggae Anthology: Music Is the Rod commemorates the tenth anniversary of the death of influential dancehall singer Garnett Silk. Since his tragic death at the age of 28, various collections and "best ofs" have been rushed to stores but this two-disc tribute manages to showcase the singer's talent and spirit most thoroughly. It's important to note that Silk was heralded as the next Bob Marley and in the Jamaican music industry, that's no small feat. It wasn't just the obvious connections -- a poor youth, fervent Rastafarian faith, or raw charisma -- that led to the Marley comparison. Like Marley before him, Silk's spiritually uplifting songs triggered a conscious revival amid the violent and "slack" lyrics of the '90s dancehall reggae. These two discs not only document the luminous, pure singing that Silk used on hits such as "Hello Africa," "Love Is the Answer," and "Fill Us Up With Your Mercy," but also the rapid-fire toasting from his early years as a DJ. "See Bimbo Ya" and "Lion Heart" glimpse the lyrical skill of a young Silk while also hinting at the vocal ability that would later emerge. Perhaps the most telling indication of the authenticity of Music Is the Rod in representing Silk's legacy is the fact that the liner notes start with two pages of psalms. A deeply spiritual person, Silk's lyrics always reflected his faith, even on tunes that appear to be about romantic love, such as the passionate "It's Growing." With 36 comprehensive tracks that illustrate the importance of Silk's career, personal photos, and extensive liner notes, as well as his last recorded interview, Music Is the Rod serves as an authoritative account of Silk's musical legacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2004
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645169325
catalogNumber: 1693

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garnett Silk   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Danny Browne   Producer
D. Browne   Composer
Clevie   Producer
Courtney Cole   Producer
Bobby Digital   Producer,Audio Production
Bobby Dixon   Composer
Donovan Germain   Producer
Lloyd James   Composer
M. Johnson   Composer
D. Morris   Composer
Jack Scorpio   Producer
Phillip Smart   Producer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Steelie   Producer
E.J. Robinson   Producer
Garnett Smith   Composer
A. Bennett   Composer
D. Collins   Composer
G. Smith   Composer
P. Smart   Composer
Richard "Bello" Bell   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Novlyn Banton   Executive Producer
C.Carroll Cole   Composer
Deron D. James   Art Direction
Erik Steinbach   Promotional Director
Dustin Edelhertz   Promotional Director
Neil "Diamond" Edwards   Executive Producer
Shawn "Promo" King   Promotional Director
W. Jack Riley   Composer
Bridgett Anderson   Liner Notes
Anthony Rochester   Composer
Steelie & Clevie   Audio Production

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