The Full Wiki

More info on Misty in Roots

Misty in Roots: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Misty In Roots
Genres reggae

Misty in Roots began life as a Southall-based British roots reggae band in the early 1970s. Their first album was 1979's Live at the Counter Eurovision, a record full of Biblical Rastafarian songs. This powerful, atmospheric live album is a classic and often considered the best live reggae album ever. It was championed by radio DJ John Peel, helping to bring roots reggae to a white audience. At this early stage, the band was a collective with five lead singers and various musicians, though by the time of the second album the band had slimmed down to just three members. Along with Steel Pulse and Aswad, Misty in Roots were one of the most popular English reggae bands in the late 1970s.

In 1979 Clarence Baker, a member of the collective, was severely beaten and injured by the SPG during the protest in Southall against the National Front provocation. The punk band The Ruts who were partners of the People Unite cooperative honoured him in their song "Jah War" which appeared on their album The Crack.

After a break from recording in the 1990s, they returned, releasing a new album in 2002 and continuing to play concerts as of 2008.

Discography

  • Live at the Counter Eurovision (1979)
  • Misty Over Sweden (1979)
  • Wise and Foolish (1982)
  • Earth (1983)
  • Musi-O-Tunya (1985)
  • Forward (1989)
  • The John Peel Sessions (1995)
  • Jah Sees Jah Knows (1997)
  • Roots Controller (2002)

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message