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(sometimes also sold as Earth Rightful Ruler or Earth's Rightful Ruler ) is a reggae studio Earth Rightful Ruler: Emperor Haile Selassie I album by Augustus Pablo, originally released in 1982 on Message Records.
It features vocals from
Hugh Mundell, Robbie Shakespeare on bass guitar, and Earl "Chinna" Smith on guitar. Pablo produced the album and played melodica, piano, organ and steel strings.
It was recorded at both Harry J and Channel One Studios in
Kingston, Jamaica and mixed at Harry J's.
The title of the album is in reference to
Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia and a messianic figure to Rastafarians.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Earth Rightful Ruler" (H. Swaby)
"King Alpha and Queen Omega" (H. Swaby)
"Jah Love Endureth" (H. Swaby)
"Rastafari Tradition" (H. Swaby)
"Zion Hill" (H. Swaby)
"Java" (H. Swaby)
"Lightning and Thunder" (H. Swaby)
"Israel Schoolyard" (H Swaby)
"City of David" (H Swaby)
"Musical Changes" (Adapted)
Personnel [ edit ]
Augustus Pablo - keyboards, melodica, piano, steel strings
Hugh Mundell - vocals Delroy Williams,
Hugh Mundell, Norris Reid, Maxie Lynch - backing vocals Albert Malawi, Lincoln "Style" Scott,
Santa Davis, Horsemouth Wallace - drums Lloyd "Jah Bunny" Donaldson,
Robbie Shakespeare, Junior Dan, Flabba Holt - bass guitar Fazal Prendergast,
Earl "Chinna" Smith, Bingy Bunny - guitar Sidney Wolf, Ras Menilik Dacosta, Teo Benjamin, Garth Swaby - percussion
piano Sylvan Morris and Stanley "Barnabas" Bryan - Mixing Engineer
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