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Winston Rodney OD (born 1 March 1945), better known by the stage name Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggae vocalist and musician. Burning Spear is a Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artists to emerge from the 1970's. Winston Rodney was born in Saint Ann's Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica. As a young man he listened to the R&B, soul and jazz music transmitted by the US radio stations whose broadcasts reached Jamaica. Curtis Mayfield is cited by Rodney as a major US musical influence along with James Brown. Rodney was deeply influenced as a young man by the views of the political activist Marcus Garvey, especially with regard to the exploration of the themes of Pan-Africanism and self-determination. In 1969, Bob Marley, who was also from Saint Ann, advised Rodney to approach Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label after Rodney sought his advice during a casual conversation. (read more on wikipedia)

Links to Peel

Peel was an avid supporter of Burning Spear's music since the 70's, including playing three tracks each from the artist on his 21 July 1977, 27 October 1978 and 14 April 1980 shows. The track 'Slavery Days' was nominated by Peel for his 1975 Peelenium.

Peelenium

Shows Played

Burning Spear - Slavery Days

Burning Spear - Slavery Days

1976
1977
1978
1979
Burning Spear - Bad To Worse + Dub (7'' 1980)

Burning Spear - Bad To Worse + Dub (7'' 1980)

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
Burning Spear - Mother

Burning Spear - Mother

1986
1987
  • 09 March 1987: We Are Going (LP - People Of The World) Greensleeves
  • 28 April 1987: No Worry You'self (LP - People Of The World) Greensleeves
  • 15 June 1987: 'Old Marcus Garvey (LP-Marcus Garvey)' (Island)
1990
1991
1996
1997
  • 17 December 1997: I And I Survive (Sub Dub Remix) (album - Dubmission 2: The Remixes) Quango
1999
2002
2004

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