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Calling Rasta
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Calling Rasta
Title: Fari/Various
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nighthawk Records
Release Date: 9/30/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 043024030424, 043024030417, 043024030448

CD Reviews

Best roots compilation ever!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A righteous skanked out jam session by some of reggaes finest musicians. I have not found these tracks/versions anywhere else. I have owned this on LP for 12 years and now it is finally on cd, a good thing because my vinyl was wearing out(and Flea scratched it). Give thanks and praises. Jah Liveth."
Surprisingly good
Mr. Burns | Napa, CA | 09/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the liner notes:

"'Calling Rastafari' is an anthology of Rastafarian roots reggae recorded primarily during a three-day period in early February '81 at the Harry J Studio in Kingston, Jamaica...

...When Culture arrived (at the studio), lead singer Joseph Hill looked broadly about and, seeing the Gladiators, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds and Itals, said "Dis yah a roots session."

That's all you need to know. Every cut is a previously unreleased, yet amazing version. The three Culture tracks alone make it an incredible album.

There are some pretty cheesy reggae compilations out there, but this CD is one of the best roots albums I've heard."
THe sickest roots music
Eric Polivka | honolulu, Hawaii United States | 07/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are lucky to have stumbled onto this CD here on in a store get it! A word to the wise the cheapest reggae cds are often the best.. this roots session is so sick, culture, wailing souls, gladiators, itals, mighty diamonds, i mean come on, the two dubs are pretty sick too. the only problem i think is that although 'herbs pirate' is so sick i think they should have put on another itals song cause 'herbs pirate' is pretty well known, maybe same goes for 'bongo red' (think i have 4 versions of that song) but the cd as a whole outshines any flaws. the culture section is excellent, "my thoughts" is sick, habour shark...anyways it all rocks"