Burning Spear | Artist

Burning Spear | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Gender_Male, Genre_Reggae, Origin_Jamaica, Type_Artist

Burning Spear was a Jamaican roots reggae trio formed 1969 in Kingston, led by Winston Rodney with Rupert Willington and Delroy Hinds as backup vocalists. Winston Rodney OD has worked under the stage name Burning Spear since the trio dissolved after recording their masterpiece 1975 album Marcus Garvey produced by Jack Juby. Rodney is a committed Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artists in Jamaican reggae. Rodney and his producer wife Sonia established their own label Burning Music Records which gave them creative control over their extensive recorded output. A dub version of Marcus Garvey entitled Garvey's Ghost was released in 1976 and the two albums were packaged as a compilation in 1987. Other outstanding albums include Studio One Presents Burning Spear, Rocking Time, Man in The Hills, Marcus' Children (which was re-released as Social Living), Hail H.I.M. and the album Live.

Artist Website: burningspearwebsite.com

Featured Albums: Burning Spear

Related Artists: Winston Rodney

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