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Appointment With His Majesty

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The Future(Clean It Up)
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Appointment With His Majesty
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Play Jerry
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Reggae Physician
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Glory Be To Jah
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Don't Sell Out
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Come In Peace
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African Jamaican
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My Island
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Commercial Development
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Music
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Loving You
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 57:23

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Classic Spear

teapot1

If you like burning spear or want to check out some serious reggae music - download this now. He's released lots of albums/ cds and this is one of the his best.

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Reggae’s Ba-Ba Boom Time

By Lenny Kaye, Contributor

Despite the fire and brimstone that characterized reggae's revolutionary emergence in the 1970s, I have always had an abiding affection for the evolutionary period that immediately preceded that breakthrough, when the music seemed caught between two worlds. The style is usually referred to as rocksteady - post-Ska, but still experimenting with and expanding the possibilities of that one-drop, loping afterbeat; and though Rastafarian ideology was already beginning to swiftly gospelize the music (anthemed most notably… more »

They Say All Music Guide

As one of the great trance singers and stylists in the genre, Winston Rodney (aka Burning Spear) has always come up with records that are distinctive and socially conscious. This 1997 12-track effort for the Heartbeat imprint is no exception, kicking off with “The Future (Clean It Up),” and a plea for worldwide understanding of mankind’s current state of affairs. A prayer to Jah to eradicate prejudice comes with the title track, a sentiment that also surfaces in “Glory Be to Jah.” An odd but nonetheless compelling tribute to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead comes with the celebratory “Play Jerry.” The rest of the album’s themes vacillate between social consciousness-raising (“Come in Peace,” “Don’t Sell Out,” “African Jamaican,” “My Island,” “Commercial Development”) and the peace that comes when the “music” is right (“Loving You,” “Reggae Physician,” and the set closer, “Music”). The Spear burns on. [There is also a version that includes a bonus DVD.] – Cub Koda

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