Donnerstag, 20. Mai 2021

Haile Selassie I feat. Bob Marley & the Wailers - War (vinyl rip)


In 1976, Bob Marley turned Haile Selassie the First's legendary 1963 U.N. peace speech into his famous song "War". Re-recorded with surviving members of Marley´s extraordinary band, the Wailers, this new version of the Bob Marley classic features H.I.M. Haile Selassie's original speech, as if he was posthumously "singing" this Bob Marley classic.
Bob Marley´s voice was also added on several mixes of this cultural one-rhythm album. A Rastafarian anthem in many sound systems and an underground hit in Jamaica and the UK. Other remarkable versions of this modern reggae classic are included here.

"That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned; That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained; And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed; Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will; Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven; Until that day, the African continent will not know peace. We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil."

Hailie Selassie I feat. Bob Marley & The Wailers - War (vinyl rip)
(160 kbps, front cover inlcuded)

9 Kommentare:

Cri hat gesagt…

Ginge ein Re-Up?

Cri hat gesagt…

Any chances for a re-up?

zero hat gesagt…

Here it is...

Hermann hat gesagt…

Thanks!
- that was my first contact to raeggae music

Cri hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot, Zero!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Haile Selassie? Was soll der Scheiß???

LT hat gesagt…

Thanks so much. That last line has been a comfort over the decades ever since I first heard it on the Rastaman LP back in those days: "We know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil." Thank you for your exceptional & amazing blog.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your memories and emphasizing the last line. You are very welcome!

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