Listen the History of Jamaican Music:
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Burning Spear made his recording debut
in 1969 on Coxone Dodd's 'Supreme' label with the song 'Door Peep'.
His themes of choice, from the outset, were the oppression of
the Black race, Marcus Garvey - who also hailed from the Spear's
home parish of St. Ann, and repatriation to Africa. Never a mainstream
artist, Winston Rodney - better known as Burning Spear, helped
to pave the way for the roots style of Reggae which began to peak
in the last part of the 1970s.'Marcus Garvey' was Burning Spear's
first album, of several, he recorded with legendary producer Jack
Ruby. A unified creation, not unlike the Wailer's 'Catch a Fire'
and 'Burnin', 'Marcus Garvey' was an obvious sign to the International
Reggae fans that there was a lot more to Reggae music than Bob
Marley alone. Winston Rodney appeared in the classic Jamaican
movie 'Rockers' and his performance of 'Jah No Dead', while offering
condolences to Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, is yet another Burning
Spear classic. Still performing and recording into the 21st century,
Burning Spear still delivers the goods. Listen
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