Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari Tales Of Mozambique

Label
Soul Jazz
Released
13th January 2023

Format Info

2LP - Purple Vinyl

Following on from the recent super-deluxe box set edition of The MysticRevelation of Rastafari’s ‘Grounation’, Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new edition of the group’s celebrated ‘Tales of Mozambique’. This new edition is released as a one-off purple CD and a one-off pressing purple vinyldouble album. Sleeve design also comes as a new purple version.

Fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks,full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview. Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian rootsmusic, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance inbringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by BobMarley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.  Count Ossie’s drummers performed on the first commercially released singleto integrate Rastafarian traditional music with popular music: the vocal groupThe Folkes Brothers’ groundbreaking song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded forproducer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted themomentous arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport.

His legendary jam sessions up in his Rastafarian compound in the hills ofWareika, Kingston, are famous for the many Jamaican musicians whoattended including The Skatalites players – Roland Alphonso, DonDrummond, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs – and many others. The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970, aunion of Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers – variously known as hisAfrican Drums, Wareikas or his Afro-Combo – and the saxophonist Cedric ImBrooks’ horns group, The Mystics.