Burning Spear – The Marcus Garvey Teacher

Burning Spear

 

The African Teacher, The Marcus Garvey Preacher, The Man From The Hills

Burning Spears importance on my life and musical journey can’t really be put in words.  Unlike The Wailers with Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Bob Marley, Winston Rodneys music has taken me on a more spiritual meditative vibration.  Burning Spear is more than just a reggae artist, he is a cultural icon that has keep reggae music strong and conscious for almost 40 years. There is nothing like a Burning Spear concert. A powerful performer with an uncompromising sound that has a sometimes almost jazz-like abstration.  I have attended over 20 and some Spear fans are almost as livicated to following Burning Spear on tour as Grateful Dead fans were.  Winston’s energy and his top notch musicians always make for great live concerts.  A spiritual vibration, hypnotic and healing.  Go see the Spear live if you get a chance, it will heal the soul and energize the body.  Here you can enjoy tracks from many rare unreleased live shows.

Burning Spear: Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost

My Burning Spear Tribute Page with the largest gallery of Spear photos, plus rare unreleased live tracks.

http://dubwisegaragecollection.com/burningspear.php

From Burning Spears website http://www.burningspear.net/home

A music-maker, community icon, educator, spiritual up-lifter; Burning Spear’s importance to culture existed before media spotlight, and has only grown since.

For nearly four decades and more than 25 albums, he has carried the torch of the gospel of political activist Marcus Garvey, promoting self-determination and self-reliance for African descendants through lyrics and rhythms that truly deliver the messages of peace and love to all.

Not surprisingly, Burning Spear’s path in music began with a fateful encounter with Bob Marley. Both were living in the St. Ann’s parish of Jamaica. As Spear (born Winston Rodney) recalls, “The way the whole thing came about is that I found myself moving along up in the hills of St. Ann’s and I ran into Bob at the same time. And Bob was going to his farm. The man was moving with a donkey and some buckets and a fork, and cutlass and plants. We just reason man-to-man and I-man say wherein I would like to get involved in the music business. And Bob say, ‘All right, just check Studio One.”‘ It was there Spear recording his first two classic albums, Burning Spear and Rocking Time.

Burning Spear Discography coutesy of http://reggaediscography.blogspot.com/

Burning Spear – Official Discography:
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.1973 – Studio One Presents: Burning Spear
(Original Press):
Lp: “Studio One Presents Burning Spear” 1973 – (Coxsone Label) – (First Edition)

Lp: “Studio One Presents Burning Spear” 1973 – (Coxsone Label) – (Second Edition)

Reissue Lp: “Studio One Presents Burning Spear” 1980 – (Studio One Label)

Reissue Cd: “Studio One Presents Burning Spear” 1999 – (Studio One Label)

“Studio One Presents: Burning Spear” 1973 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Ethiopians Live It Out. 2) We Are Free. 3) Fire Down Below. 4) Creation. 5) Don’t Mess With Jill. 6) Down By The Riverside. 7) Door Peep Shall Not Enter. 8) Pick Up The Pieces. 9) Get Ready. 10) Journey. 11) Them A Come. 12) He Prayed.
[Labels: Coxsone/Studio One (Lp: 1973), Studio One (Lp: 1980)(Cd: 1999)]
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.1974 – Rocking Time
Lp Version:

Cd Version:

“Rocking Time” 1974 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Call On You. 2) Foggy Road. 3) Swell Headed. 4) Girls Like You. 5) Old Time Saying. 6) Bad To Worst. 7) What A Happy Day. 8) This Race. 9) Walla Walla. 10) Rocking Time. 11) Weeping And Wailing. 12) Mamie.
[Label: Studio One (Lp: 1974)(Lp: 1976)(Cd: 1997)]
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.1975 – Marcus Garvey
(Original Press):
Lp: “Marcus Garvey” 1975 – (Wolf Label)

Lp: “Marcus Garvey” 1975 – (Island Label)

Reissue Cd: “Marcus Garvey” + “Garvey’s Ghost” 1987

“Marcus Garvey” 1975 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Marcus Garvey .2)Slavery Days. 3) The Invasion. 4) Live Good. 5) Give Me. 6) Old Marcus Garvey. 7) Tradition. 8) Jordan River. 9) Red, Gold And Green. 10) Resting Place.
[Labels: Wolf (Lp: 1975), Fox (Lp: 1975), Island (Lp: 1975)(Lp: 1990)(Cd: 1987)]
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.1976 – Garvey’s Ghost
Lp Version:

Reissue Cd: “Garvey’s Ghost” + “Marcus Garvey” 1987

“Garvey’s Ghost” 1976 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) The Ghost. 2) I and I Survive. 3) Black Wa-da-da. 4) John Burns Skank. 5) Brain Food. 6) Farther East Of Jack. 7) 2000 Years. 8) Dread River. 9) Workshop. 10) Reggaelation.
[Labels: Wolf (Lp: 1976), Island (Lp: 1976)(Cd: 1987), …]
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.1976 – Man In The Hills
(Original Press):

“Man In The Hills” 1976 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Man in The Hills. 2) It Is Good. 3) No More War. 4) Black Soul. 5) Lion. 6) People Get Ready. 7) Children. 8) Mother. 9) Door Peep. 10) Groovy.
[Labels: Wolf (Lp: 1976), Island (Lp: 1976), Mango/Island (Lp: 1990)(Cd: 1990)]
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.1977 – Dry & Heavy
Lp Version:

Cd Version:

“Dry & Heavy” 1977 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Dry and Heavy. 2) Wailing) 3) The Sun. 4) Throw Down Your Arms. 5) Any River. 6) It’s A Long Way Around. 7) Black Disciples. 8) Shout It Out. 9) I Win.
[Labels: Island (Lp: 1977)(Lp: 1990)(Cd: 1990),…]
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.1977 – Live
Lp Version:

Cd Version:

“Live” 1977 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Marcus Garvey. 2) Slavery Days. 3) Black Soul. 4) Lion. 5) Old Marcus. 6) Man In The Hills. 7) Throw Down Your Arms.
[Labels: Island (Lp: 1977)(Cd: 1990),…]
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.1978 – Marcus’ Children – (Aka: “Social Living” 1978)
(Original Press):
“Marcus’ Children” 1978 – (Burning Spear Label)

Aka: “Social Living” 1978 – (Island Label)

Reissue Cd: “Social Living” 1990 – (Island Label)

Reissue Cd: “Social Living” 1994 – (Blood and Fire Label)

“Marcus’ Children” 1978 – and “Social Living” 1978 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Marcus Children Suffer. 2) Come. 3) Social Living. 4) Marcus Say Jah No Dead. 5) Marcus Senior. 6) Nyah Keith. 7) Institution. 8) Mister Garvey. 9) Civilize Reggae.
[Labels: Burning Spear (Lp: 1978), Island (Lp: 1978)(Cd: 1990*)(Cd: 2003*), Blood and Fire (Cd: 1994)]

[*] – Contains Bonus Tracks.
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.1979 – Living Dub – (Reissue: “Living Dub Vol. 1” 1993 and “Original Living Dub Vol. 1” 2003)
(Original Press):
Lp: “Living Dub” 1979 – (Island Label) – (This the First Original Version).

Reissue Cd: “Living Dub Vol. 1” 1993 – (Heartbeat Label) – (Contains Different Mix, this is the Second Version)

Reissue Cd: “Original Living Dub Vol. 1” 2003 (Burning Spear Label) – (Contains the First Original Version)

“Living Dub” 1979 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Children Of Today. 2) Present. 3) Associate. 4) Jah Boto. 5) In Those Days. 6) Irie Niya Keith. 7) Help Us. 8) Musiya. 9) All Over.
[Labels: Island (Lp: 1979=), Heartbeat (Cd: 1993*) , Burning Spear (Cd: 2003^)]

[=] Lp: 1979 “Living Dub” – (Contains the First Original Version).
[*] Cd: 1993 “Living Dub Vol. 1” – Contains: “Living Dub” 1979 with Differnt Mix, This is the Second Version).
[^] Cd: 2003 “Original Living Dub Vol. 1” – (Contains the First Original Version).
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.1980 – Hail H.I.M.
(Original Press):

“Hail H.I.M.” 1980 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Hail H I M. 2) Colombus. 3) Road Foggy. 4) Follow Marcus Garvey. 5) Jah See And Know. 6) African Teacher. 7) African Postman. 8) Cry Blood Africa. 9) Jah A Go Raid.
[Labels: Burning Spear (Lp: 1980), Heartbeat (Cd: 1994), …]
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.1982 – Living Dub Vol. 2
(Original Press):
Lp: “Living Dub Vol. 2” 1982 – (This Is the First Original Version) – (Burning Music Label)

Reissue Cd: “Living Dub Vol. 2” 1992 – (Contains Different Mix, this is the Second Version) – (Heartbeat Label)

Reissue Cd: “Living Dub Vol. 2” 2004 – (Contains the Second Version + 2 Bonus Tracks) – (Burning Spear Prod. Label)

“Living Dub Vol. 2” 1982 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Cry Africa. 2) Telegram Dub. 3) Teacher. 4) Offensive Dub. 5) Majestic Dub. 6) Pirates Dub. 7) Foggy. 8) Marcus Dub. 9) World Dub. 10) Over All Dub.
[Labels: Burning Music (Lp: 1982=), Heartbeat (Cd: 1992*), Burning Spear Prod. (Cd: 2004^)]

[=] Lp: 1982 “Living Dub Vol. 2” – (This Is the First Original Version)
[*] Cd: 1992, Contains: “Living Dub Vol. 2” with Differnt Mix, This is the Second Version)
[^] Cd: 2004, “Living Dub Vol. 2” – (Contains the Second Version + 2 Bonus Tracks)
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.1982 – Farover
(Original Press):

“Farover” 1982 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Farover. 2) Greetings. 3) Image. 4) Rock. 5) Education. 6) She’s Mine. 7) Message. 8) O’Jah. 9) Jah Is My Driver.
[Labels: Burning Spear (Lp: 1982), Radic (Lp: 1982), Heartbeat (Lp/Cd: 1990), Emi: (Cd: 2002*)]

[*] – Contains 2 Bonus “Dub” Tracks.
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.1983 – The Fittest Of The Fittest
(Original Press):

“The Fittest Of The Fittest” 1983 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) The Fittest Of The Fittest. 2) Fire Man. 3) Bad To Worst. 4) Repatriation. 5) Old Boy Garvey. 6) 2000 Years. 7) For You. 8) In Africa. 9) Vision.
[Labels: Burning Spear (Lp: 1983), Radic (Lp: 1983), Emi (Lp: 1983)(Cd: 200?), Heartbeat(Lp/Cd: 1990), …]
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.1985 – Resistance
(Original Press):

Reissue in 1999 – (Musidisc Label)

“Resistance” 1985 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Resistance. 2) Mek We Yadd. 3) Holy Foundation. 4) Queen Of The Mountain. 5) The Force. 6) Jah Say. 7) We Been There. 8) Jah Feeling. 9) Love To You.
[Labels: Burning Spear (Lp: 1985), Heartbeat (Lp: 1986)(Cd: 1986), Burning Spear Prod. (Cd: 2003), Musidisc (Cd: 1999), …]
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.1986 – People Of The World
(Original Press):

Reissue:

“People Of The World” 1986 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) We Are Going. 2) This Experience. 3) Seville Land. 4) Who’s The Winner. 5) Distant Drum. 6) People Of The World. 7) I’m Not The Worst. 8) Built This City. 9) No Worry You’self. 10) Little Love Song.
[Labels: Burning Spear (Lp: 1986)(Cd: 1990), Slash (Lp: 1986), Greensleeves (Lp: 1986), Blue Moon (Lp: 1986), Burning Music Prod. (Cd: 2004), …]
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.1988 – Mistress Music
(Original Press):

“Mistress Music” 1988 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Tell The Children. 2) Leader. 3) Woman I Love You. 4) One Way. 5) Negril. 6) Mistress Music. 7) Love Garvey. 8) Tell Me Tell Me. 9) Say You Are In Love. 10) Fly Me To The Moon.
[Labels: Blue Moon (Lp/Cd: 1988), Slash Records (Lp/Cd: 1988), Greensleeves (Lp: 1988), Burning Music (Lp: 1988), M10 (Cd: 2000), …]
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.1989 – Live In Paris Zenith ’88
(Original Press):
2 Lp:

2 Cd:

“Live In Paris Zenith ’88” 1989 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Spear Burning. 2) We Are Going. 3) The Youth. 4) New Experience. 5) African Postman. 6) Happy Day.7) Woman I Love You. 8) Traveling.
9) Queen of the Mountain. 10) Creation Rebel. 11) Mistress Music. 12) Built This City. 13) The Wilderness. 14) Driver. 15) Door Peep.
Bonus Tracks Double Cd: [*]
16) Old Marcus Garvey. 17) Swell Headed.
[Labels: Blue Moon (2 Lp/2 Cd*: 1989), Slash (2 Lp/1 Cd: 1989), Burning Music Prod. (2 Cd*: 2003), …]
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.1990 – Mek We Dweet
(Original Press):

“Mek We Dweet” 1990 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Mek We Dweet. 2) Civilization. 3) Garvey. 4) Elephants. 5) My Roots. 6) Take a Look. 7) Great Men. 8) One People. 9) African Woman. 10) Mek We Dweet Dub.
[Label: Mango/Island (Lp/Cd: 1990)]
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.1991 – Jah Kingdom

“Jah Kingdom” 1991 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jah Kingdom. 2) Praise Him. 3) Come Come. 4) World Power. 5) Tumble Down. 6) Call On Jah. 7) Should I. 8) When Jah Call. 9) Thank You. 10) Land of My Birth. 11) Estimated Prophet.
[Label: Mango/Island (Lp/Cd: 1991)]
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.1993 – The World Should Know
(Original Press):
“The World Should Know” 1993 – (Heartbeat Label)

Reissue: “The World Should Know” 2005 – (Burning Music Prod. Label)

“The World Should Know” 1993 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) The World Should Know. 2) In a Time Like Now. 3) Island Strong. 4) Identity. 5) It’s Not A Crime. 6) Mi Gi Dem (I Give Them). 7) Loving Day. 8) Sweeter Than Chocolate. 9) On The Inside. 10) Peace.
[Labels: Heartbeat (Lp/Cd: 1993), Déclic Communication (Lp/Cd: 1993), Burning Music Prod. (Cd)(Cd+Dvd: 2004), Nocturne (Cd+Dvd: 2005)]
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.1994 – Live 1993 – (Aka: “Love & Peace: Burning Spear Live!” 1994)
(Original Press):
“Live 1993” 1994 – (Déclic Communication Label)

Aka: “Love & Peace: Burning Spear Live!” 1994 – (Heartbeat Label)

“Live 1993” 1994 and “Love & Peace: Burning Spear Live!” 1994 – (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) The Sun. 2) Mek We Dweet. 3) I Stand Strong. 4) Come Come. 5) Take A Look. 6) Great Men. 7) Jah Kingdom. 8) Mi Gi Dem. 9) Peace.
[Labels: Déclic Communication (Lp/Cd: 1994), Heartbeat (Lp/Cd: 1994)]
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.1995 – Rasta Business
(Original Press):
“Rasta Business” 1995 – (Heartbeat Label)

“Rasta Business” 1995 – (Déclic Communication Label)

Reissue: “Rasta Business” 2004 – (Burning Music Prod. Label) – (First Edition)

2 thoughts on “Burning Spear – The Marcus Garvey Teacher

  1. I have seen the burning one 3 times here in Holland and it was mind blowing and he changed me with his charismatic performance if i can i will go many times and if you can go and see him it will change you and your vision on a reggae concert enjoy nuff respect and greetings from Holland i selassie i jah rasta fari

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