Our first event after the summer break will feature Marcus Garvey the third album by the roots reggae band Burning Spear, released in 1975 on Island Records. The album is named after the Jamaican national hero and Rastafari movement prophet Marcus Garvey. A dub version of it was released four months later as Garvey’s Ghost.
This was the first album by the group recorded for Island Records, whose founder Chris Blackwell had been instrumental in breaking Jamaican reggae artists Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, and Bob Marley to an international audience. It was produced by Lawrence Lindo, better known by his pseudonym, Jack Ruby. Apparently, upon their first meeting, Lindo and vocalist Winston Rodney who appears on teh prsterwrote the title track, “Marcus Garvey.”
The backing musicians, whom Lindo named the Black Disciples, had been assembled from the Soul Syndicate and the Wailers and reads like a who’s who of mid seventies classic roots musicians. The key performers include; Bobby Ellis, Earl “Chinna” Smith, Robbie Shakespeare, Aston “Family Man” Barrett Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace who later starred in the Jamaican classic 1978 film “Rockers“
Its a deep roots album is perfect for an autumn evening, so we hope to see lots of you there! Don’t forget, we’ll be raffling the album at the end of the night, your ticket is included in the entry fee! The album is supplied as usual by our friends at Badlands.
Badlands kindly supplies the albums for all events at cost price. Thanks guys!
Sept 14th – Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
October – No event as we’re off to Bristol for a festival, sorry folks!
November 23rd – Stereolab / Tortoise
December 28th – Parliament / Funkadelic
REGULAR NIGHTS: Our pricing scheme allows loyal fans of the AC nights to attend any 3 events at £4 and get the 4th FREE. Just collect a loyalty card when you arrive .