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An equally light dub mix, Garvey's Ghost , was a weak attempt at a peace offering and did little to soothe Rodney 's fury. To ensure that he maintained control in the future, the singer now set up his own label, Spear , debuting it with the single "Travelling," a new version of the old Studio One cut "Journey. Again accompanied by the Black Disciples and overseen by Ruby , much of the album revolved around rural themes.
The set also boasts an impressive new version of the group's debut release, "Door Peep," and the stunning club hit "The Lion.
By the end of the year, however, Rodney had broken not just with Ruby but with his two bandmates. Retaining the Burning Spear name, the singer now set out on his own and self-produced his next album, Dry and Heavy. Recorded at Harry J's studio and with the Black Disciples still in tow, the singer laid down an album awash in sound, with the musicians contentedly jamming between the songs' verses. Once more he revisited a number of older offerings, including "Swell Headed," reinvented as "Black Disciples.
By now, Burning Spear had amassed a sizeable following in the U. A ferocious show at London's Rainbow Theatre was captured for posterity on the Live album. For 's Social Living , Rodney made some changes. The Black Disciples remained at his side, but were buttressed by members of Aswad.
The singer brought in Karl Pitterson to co-produce with him, while recording was split between Harry J's and Compass Point in the Bahamas. The end result was a scintillating album that mixed jazzy stretches with deep roots and anthemic reggae, notably on the single "Civilized Reggae. The year was a momentous one, as Rodney took a leading role in the seminal Rockers movie; his a cappella performance of "Jah No Dead" was one of the film's standout moments. The singer had appeared at the inaugural Reggae Sunsplash the year before, and was invited back again that year, in , and he appeared regularly throughout the rest of the festival's history.
His relationship with the Island label came to an end and Spear , too, folded with its final release of Burning Spear 's own "Nyah Keith. But the singer hadn't cut all ties with his past and he recorded his new album, Hail H. Sylvan Morris was again engaged to remix a dub version. These five studio albums, starting with Marcus Garvey , remain a seminal canon of dread roots, a string of recordings so strong that no other artist in the field has equalled them.
They remain a fiery legacy, not just of the artist, but of the time. In , Rodney inked a deal with the Heartbeat label in the U. The album featured a new backing group, the Burning Band , and it was apparent that the artist was now entering a new musical era. While Farover remained suitably steeped in roots, for the first time Rodney was beginning to seriously explore non- cultural themes, a shift the "She's Mine" single drove home.
The Fittest of the Fittest continued down this path the following year, but there was more sparkle found on 's Resistance , which was nominated for a Grammy. That was Burning Spear 's final album for Heartbeat and Rodney next signed a deal with the independent Slash label. His debut for them, People of the World , earned another Grammy nomination.
Its follow-up, 's Mistress Music , suffered from poor production, but better was the Live in Paris: Zenith album recorded at a show in May and released the same year. Running through a set of greatest hits, the album garnered another Grammy nomination, but saw the end of the Burning Band , which dissolved upon the completion of Burning Spear 's European tour.
Two years later, Rodney was back with a new backing group and incredibly re-signed to Island, opening his account for them with Mek We Dweet. By now, Burning Spear was recording the kind of consumer friendly roots Island had always wanted. The album, while a simmering blend of jams and jazz, pop, and reggae lite, was far removed from the artist's seething early work for the label.
However, Rodney 's stagework remained ferocious and American audiences were treated to some stunning live performances at the Sunsplash U. His version of "Estimated Prophet" was less a tribute to the kings of psychedelic jams, than a simmering tribute to classic roots.
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That album appeared in , the same year as Burning Spear 's own Jah Kingdom , which while as light as its predecessor, contains a remarkable hypnotic atmosphere. After its release, Rodney once again severed his ties with Island and moved back to the Heartbeat label.
The live album features some of Rodney 's most ferocious recordings in years, and it was now on-stage that the artist was arguably delivering his best work. Burning Spear toured constantly, and successfully, across the decade, to the detriment of recording time. Still, the artist continued to release albums on a biannual basis, beginning with Rasta Business in , it too earned a Grammy nomination.
As did Appointment with His Majesty , which saw Rodney experimenting with a distinctly folky sound.
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However, always a bridesmaid but never a bride, it seemed the artist was destined to be the eternal also-ran at the Grammys. That changed in when Calling Rastafari finally garnered the trophy. It was a deserving win; the album, moodier and more introspective than anything since the early crucial five, simmers across the grooves and many of the tracks have an unexpected sharpness to the lyrics. The album was supported by a major American tour.