Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One Black Man's Pride 2: Righteous Are The Sons & Daughters Of Jah

Soul Jazz Records Presents

Studio One Black Man's Pride 2: Righteous Are The Sons & Daughters Of Jah

Release date: August 10, 2018
Label: K7
Format: Double Vinyl
This is the second installment of deep roots Rastafarian reggae at Studio One and features classic music from some of the most important figures in reggae music Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Gladiators alongside a host of rarities and little-known recordings, such as a truly rare Mystic Revelation of Rastafari seven-inch single, Willie Williams first ever recording Callingand Horace Andys righteous (and equally rare) masterpiece Illiteracy. Black Mans Pride 2 extends the legacy of Studio Ones ground-breaking path in roots reggae which began at the end of the 1960s and continued throughout the 1970s. The album tells the story of how the rise of Studio One Records and the Rastafari movement were interconnected, through the adoption of the Rastafari faith by key reggae artists everyone from the Skatalites and Wailers in the 1960s, major singers such as Alton Ellis and Horace Andy at the end of the decade, through to major roots artists such as The Gladiators in the 1970s and how Clement Dodd consistently recorded this heavyweight roots music throughout Studio Ones history. The sleeve-notes to this album also discuss the links between Rastafari and Studio One in time and place, noting how both the religion and Clement Dodds musical empire had their roots in the intense period of pre-independence Jamaica in Kingston, expanded in the 1960s following the visit of Haile Selassie in 1966, and how roots music then came to dominate reggae music in the early 1970s. Also discussed is how the outsider stance of both reggae music and the Rastafari movement relate back many hundreds of years to the original rebel stance of the Maroons, escaped slaves who set up self-sufficient enclaves in the hills of the Jamaican countryside. There is also a track-by-track history by the noted Studio One writer Rob Chapman (Never Grow Old). This new album comes as heavyweight gatefold double vinyl (+ download code), deluxe CD and digital album.
Tracklist:
  • 1. Horace Andy - Illiteracy
  • 2. The Heptones - Be A Man
  • 3. The Manchesters - Natty Gone
  • 4. The Gladiators - Down Town Rebel
  • 5. Willie Williams - Calling
  • 6. Roland Alphonso & Brentford All Stars - Sir D Special
  • 7. Keith Wilson - God I God I Say
  • 8. Alton Ellis - Almost Anything
  • 9. Bobby Kalphat & The New Establishment - Adis A Wa Wa
  • 10. Peter Broggs - Sing A New Song
  • 11. Mystic Revelations Of Rastafari - Let Freedom Reign
  • 12. Larry & Alvin - Free I Lord
  • 13. Jackie Mittoo - Happy People
  • 14. Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension - Freedom Fighter
  • 15. Prince Lincoln - Daughters Of Zion
  • 16. High Charles - Zion
  • 17. Winston Jarrett - Love Jah Jah
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