Man From Higher Heights (LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Soul Jazz Records 
Year: 2016 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

A1 Africa We Want Fe Go 
A2 Cruisng Down The Line 
A3 Misfits 
A4 Crossing River Jordan 

B1 Mystic Memories 
B2 Drums For Wise Man 
B3 Chanting Higher Heights 

Originally released in ca. 1978. 

'Man From Higher Heights' is a fascinating blend of heavyweight Rastafarian roots rhythms and drumming alongside deep jazz improvisation and tripped out psychedelic fuzz guitar. 

Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a popular audience is matched only by Bob Marley's promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s. 

Count Ossie's drummers made the first ever song to integrate Rastafarian traditional music into popular music - The Folkes Brothers' song 'Oh Carolina', recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport. His Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, hosted jam sessions between his drummers and Jamaica's finest musicians, Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore and others. 

Count Ossie and the Group's Man From Higher Heights remains one of the most elusive of his highly progressive Rastafarian inspired recordings, the final release in Count Ossie's career. 

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