Calling Rastafari

Calling Rastafari is a studio album by Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear. It was released on August 24, 1999 through Heartbeat Records. Recording sessions took place at Grove Music Studio in Ocho Rios.

Calling Rastafari
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1999
Recorded1999
StudioGrove Music Studio (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)
GenreRoots reggae
Length54:24
LabelHeartbeat Records
Producer
Burning Spear chronology
Living Dub Vol. 4
(1999)
Calling Rastafari
(1999)
Free Man
(2003)
Alternative cover
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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Exclaim!N/A[2][3]

The album peaked at number 9 on the Reggae Albums chart in the United States. It won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000.[4][5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Burning Spear.

No.TitleLength
1."As It Is"4:56
2."Hallelujah" (Extended Mix)6:51
3."House of Reggae"4:37
4."Let's Move"4:36
5."Brighten My Vision"4:47
6."You Want Me To"4:57
7."Calling Rastafari"3:51
8."Sons of He" (Extended Mix)5:59
9."Statue of Liberty"3:36
10."Own Security"4:27
11."Holy Man" (Extended Mix)5:47
Total length:54:24

PersonnelEdit

Burning Band
  • Winston Rodney – vocals, percussion, arranger, producer, mixing
  • Stephen Stewart – keyboards
  • Num Heru-ur Shutef Amon'Tehu – percussion
  • Clyde Cummings – saxophone
  • James Smith – trumpet
  • Micah Robinson – trombone
Additional musicians
  • Ian "Beezy" Coleman – harmony vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Carol "Passion" Nelson – harmony vocals
  • Rochelle Bradshaw – harmony vocals
  • Yvonne Patrick – harmony vocals
  • Lesline Kidd – harmony vocals
  • Wayne Arnold – lead guitar
  • Chris Meridith – bass guitar
  • Shawn "Mark" Dawson – drums
  • Uziah "Sticky" Thompson – percussion
  • Howard "Saxy" Messam – saxophone
  • Chico Chin – trumpet
Technicals
  • Sonia Rodney – executive producer
  • Barry O'Hare – engineering, mixing
  • Toby Mountain – mastering
  • Joshua Blood – supervisor, lyric transcription
  • Anne Murdock – design
  • David Corio – photography

Chart historyEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Reggae Albums (Billboard)[6] 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Calling Rastafari - Burning Spear | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Speers, Lauren (October 1, 1999). "Burning Spear Calling Rastafari". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Dacks, David (August 2, 2000). "Burning Spear Calling Rastafari". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Campbell, Howard (January 15, 2014). "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Burning Spear". Grammy. March 17, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Burning Spear Chart History (Reggae Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

External linksEdit

Calling Rastafari at Discogs (list of releases)