RELEASE
May 16, 2000
LABEL
Trojan
GENRES
Reggae, Political Reggae, Roots Reggae

Album Review

Before officially breaking away from the Wailers and beginning his solo career, Peter Tosh recorded a number of singles under his own name with the legendary producer Bunny Lee. Those recordings play a central part in this generous 25-track compilation, which also includes material from Wailers sessions produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry and Leslie Kong, and some of Tosh's solo work with Joe Gibbs. Most of the best tracks here will be familiar to Tosh and Wailers fans -- "Maga Dog," "Brand New Second Hand," and "Them A Fe Get a Beating" have all appeared on numerous collections. But there are some very worthwhile obscurities on this program as well, including a gorgeous rock steady paean to Haile Selassie entitled "Rightful Ruler" (on which Tosh shares the mic with U Roy), Tosh's dour "Downpressor," and a charming cover version of Jimmy Witherspoon's R&B hit "Ain't Nobody's Business." Curiosities include the four alternate versions of "Maga Dog" (some of them recorded by other artists) and a smattering of instrumentals featuring Tosh on organ -- sometimes competently ("Ambitious Beggar," "Memphis") and sometimes not ("The Crimson Pirate," "Pepper Seed"). Recommended.
Rick Anderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Brand New Second Handhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Maga Doghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Skanky Doghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Boney Doghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Maingy Doghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Fat Doghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. The Crimson Piratehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Rightful Rulerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Moon Dusthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. 400 Yearshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Ambitious Beggarhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Memphishttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Rudie's Medleyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. The Return of Alcaponehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Them a Fe Get a Beatenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Reubenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Stop the Trainhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Sun Valleyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Nobody's Businesshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Selassie Serenadehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Downpresserhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Pepper Seadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Arise Black Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Romper Roomhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Brand New Second Handhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arise-black-man/id685713210?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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