Mek We Dweet

Mek We Dweet is a studio album by Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear. It was released in 1990 via Island Records. Recording sessions took place at Tuff Gong Recording Studio in Kingston.

Mek We Dweet
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Studio album by
Released1990
Recorded1991
StudioTuff Gong Recording Studio (Kingston, Jamaica)
GenreRoots reggae
Length42:41
LabelIsland
Producer
Burning Spear chronology
Mistress Music
(1988)
Mek We Dweet
(1990)
Jah Kingdom
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

The album peaked at number 2 on the World Albums chart in the United States, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991.[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Mek We Dweet"4:20
2."Civilization"4:06
3."Garvey"4:12
4."Elephants"3:53
5."My Roots"4:21
6."Take a Look"4:33
7."Great Men"4:11
8."One People"4:12
9."African Woman"4:18
10."Mek We Dweet in Dub"4:28
Total length:42:41

PersonnelEdit

  • Winston Rodney – vocals, drums, producer, executive producer
  • Lenford Richard – piano, lead guitar, flute
  • Robert Lyn – piano, synthesizer
  • Lenval "Shayar" Jarrett – rhythm guitar
  • Paul Beckford – bass guitar
  • Nelson Miller – drums, producer
  • Alvin Haughton – percussion
  • Dean Ivanhoe Fraser – saxophone
  • David Robinson – saxophone (tracks: 3, 7)
  • Ronald "Nambo" Robinson – trombone
  • Charles Dickey – trombone (tracks: 3, 7)
  • Junior "Chico" Chin – trumpet
  • James Smith – trumpet (tracks: 3, 7)
  • Mervyn Williams – recording, mixing
  • Gary Sutherland – recording
  • Anthony Kelly – recording
  • Michel Sauvage – mixing
  • Garth Atkins – assistant recording
  • Danny Mormando – assistant mixing
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Mo Ström – cover design
  • Peter Hugh Dennis – illustration
  • Deborah Feingold – photography

Chart historyEdit

Chart (1990) Peak
position
US World Albums (Billboard)[3] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Mek We Dweet - Burning Spear | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Burning Spear". Grammy. March 17, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Burning Spear Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

External linksEdit

Mek We Dweet at Discogs (list of releases)