Calling Rastafari

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Calling Rastafari
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Studio album by Burning Spear
Released 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Reggae
Length 54:24
Label Heartbeat Records
Producer Burning Music Production
Burning Spear chronology
Living Dub Vol. 4
(1999)
Calling Rastafari
(1999)
Free Man
(2003)
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Calling Rastafari is a studio album by Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear.

It won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  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

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Burning Band

  • Stephen Stewart - keyboards
  • James Smith - trumpet
  • Num H.S. Amun’Tehu - percussion
  • Clyde Cumming - saxophone
  • Micah Robinson - trombone
  • Burning Spear - percussion, harmony vocals

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Howard "Saxy" Messam - saxophone
  • Wayne Arnold - lead guitar
  • Ian "Beezy" Coleman - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocals
  • Chico Chin - trumpet
  • Uziah "Sticky" Thompson - percussion
  • Shawn "Mark" Dawson - drums
  • Chris Meridith - bass guitar
  • Carol "Passion" Nelson - harmony vocals
  • Rochelle Bradshaw - harmony vocals
  • Lesline Kidd - harmony vocals
  • Yvonne Patrick - harmony vocals

Technical personnel[edit]

  • All songs written and arranged by Burning Spear
  • Executive Producer - Sonia Rodney
  • All songs published by Burning Spear Publishing, ASCAP
  • Recorded at Grove Recording Studio, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Engineered by Barry O'Hare
  • Mixed by Barry O'Hare & Burning Spear
  • Mastered by Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital Recording, Southborough, MA
  • Album supervision and lyric transcriptions by Joshua Blood
  • Photography by David Corio
  • Design by Anne Murdock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Howard (2014) "Spear gets Grammy calling", Jamaica Observer, 15 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014