Sunday, December 6

Burning Spear - Rockin' Time (1974)

"Winston Rodney is, hands down, one of reggae's (or any other genre's) most prolific artists. His unorthodox singing styles range from subtle whisper, through mystical chant, to painful wailing without warning. In the late '60s, as the popular dance tunes of the rocksteady era began to give way to an influx of Rasta consciousness, Rodney (who adopted the Burning Spear moniker from a Kenyan freedom fighter) cut two records for Studio One's Clement Dodd that were subsequently overshadowed by his more celebrated releases on Island/Mango Records. Studio One has re-released these gems, many of which are being heard for the first time in 30 years. This is cosmic reggae at its rawest, before the sound became super-produced. ..."
W - Rockin' Time
YouTube: Rocking Time ( full album )studio 1 records 1974

2009 June: Burning Spear, 2010 October: Marcus Garvey / Garvey's Ghost, 2012 March: Burning Spear 1981 - Markthalle Hamburg, 2012 December: Hail H.I.M., 2015 August: Man In The Hills / Dry & Heavy (1976)