Fazal Prendergast

Fazal Prendergast

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VENUS ONE WORLD PRESENTS A CD RELEASE from Fazal Prendergast titled Shadows In The Storm. Premier CD from the late Fazal Prendergast, legendary Reggae musician, producer and studio engineer. Original member of Mutbaruka, Earl Smith and Augustus Pablo Band, the Godfather of Jamaican Dub Roots music.

Biography

Featured Artist:
The late, legendary Fazal Prendergast.
CD release of Shadows In The Storm
Release date: April 1ST 2008.
Premier CD from the late, Fazal Prendergast, legendary reggae musician, producer and studio engineer. Original member of Augustus Pablo’s Rockers All Stars/International band, the Godfather of Jamaican Dub! Former member of Earl “China” Smith’s, High Times Players and Mutabaruka’s Sounds of Resistance Band. Creator and band leader of YWDS, USA.
Fazal plays guitar on scores of International/USA hits and is featured on over 100 Cds backing reggae’s greatest artists such as; Augustus Pablo, Mutabaruka, High Times Players, Tippa Irie, Frankie Paul & Cocoa Tea, Hugh Mundell, Delroy Williams, Joe Higgs, Tetrack, Junior Walker, Johnny Osborne, Norris Reid, Scientist, King Tubby and Prince Jammy. However, this is the first CD to feature Fazal’s compositions.

Fazal Antonio Prendergast
was born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 27, 1959. Born to Norma and Kenneth Prendergast, he was the oldest of four children, Michael, Angela, and Fabian Prendergast.

Of African and Indian decent he experienced a rich diverse cultural upbringing which influenced his musical style. A style that has a raw Jamaican flavour but innervates the spirit with Indian tones and pumps the heart with African beats. His musical style reflects of two ancient cultures living together, merging together, and yet expressing their cultural DNA in a unique way, a Kingston and ultimately, a Fazal Way.

Fazal began his music career at age 13 when he received his first guitar from his step father, Horace. At first playing his native Jamaican folk, Rock steady, and Ska music which permeated his environment at that time, he then progressed to Roots Reggae and Dub. Later in his life, he included Jazz and an eclectic style which he termed as Razz into his personal music style. Of course, never leaving his roots behind, pure Dub and Roots Reggae filters through all his styles.

Fazal's musical history is extensive! A legend in his own time. Whether playing his guitar, creating a track, producing or engineering he brought a vitality and rhythm to the project that touched the soul and heart of the listener. Always making it appear so easy he emanated a flow and rhythm that captivated and transfixed the listener.

Fazal's studio recording began as early as 1976 when he recorded with the legendary Augustus Pablo and the Rockers All Stars/ Rockers International session band. the first original Dub band. For the next several years Fazal was Pablo's main leading guitarist.. He recorded on over a dozen hit albums with Pablo.

From 1981 he linked up with Earl China Smith and The High Time Players, one of Jamaica's top session studio bands with whom he recorded numerous International hit tracks. He played with Israel Vibration in opening for Bob Marley at the Year of the Child Festival, Jamaica. He worked with producers and engineers such as; Bunny Lee, Jack Scorpio, Prince Jammy, Errol Brown, Joe Higgs, David Hamilton and The Scientist.

Studios he recorded in included Tuff Gong, Channel 1, Studio One, Harry J's, Kings Tubby's, Hope Road (original Bob Marley studio) Aquarius Studio, Halfway Tree Rd, and Dynamic Sound Studio.

In 1983, Fazal joined Mutabaruka and The Sounds of Resistance Band. For the next five years he toured extensively through out Europe and the States with Muta. He recorded on several hit albums with Muta.

Fazal moved to New York in 1985 where he continued to play and tour internationally with Mutabaruka and other leading Reggae artist such as Sister Carol, Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin, Alton Ellis and Bob Andy.

Fazal moved to California in 1993, shortly afterwards he met Colette McGeough from Ireland, and their relationship formed. With the birth of their daughter, Deardhrá in 1996, Fazal began to record his own original material while limiting his touring, so he could devote time to being at home with his family. In 1996, they started, Venus One Studio a.k.a DP Studio, (named after their daughter Deardhrá Prendergast). Venus One (DP Studio) has recorded many local California artist along with several of Fazal’s own recordings soon to be released.

At that time Fazal was very much in demand by the local based Jamaican and non Jamaican reggae artists. Fazal’s name is on scores of local projects either playing guitar, recording, mixing or engineering for bands such as; Don Carlos, Ras Midas, Mabrack, Sister I Live, Dennis The Menace, King Caleb, Ras Jacob, Raskidus, Wadi Gad, Ras Digital, I World, Reggae Angels, Dub Nation and Joseph 1. Fazal also worked again with the legendary Scientist (previously they worked together in Jamaica and New York) on many local projects during that period.

Through Venus One many reggae events through out California and the States were organized with Fazal booking and backing up artists such as Judy Mowatt, Justin Hines, Yami Bolo, Abyssinians, Congos, Don

Lyrics

Deardhra

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Girl In Black

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Shadows In The Storm

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Fazal In Dub (Deardhra)

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Dogtown After Midnight

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Celtic Love (Knockreagh)

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Jamaican Exiles

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Bingi Fe De Kings

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Maria Walks

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Angels Dance

Written By: Fazal Prendergast

Instrumental

Discography

Fazal's discography is extensive! The following is only a partial discography of Fazal's eary works, later recordings will be added to this list when the complete subm.issions are in
Fazal plays guitar on over 100 Cds with many of Reggae’s Greatest Artists, with scores of USA and International hits! A partial list includes the following artists; Augustus Pablo, High Times Players, Mutabaruka, Tippa Irie, Frankie Paul & Cocoa Tea, Hugh Mundell, Delroy Williams, Norris Reid, Scientist, King Tubby and Prince Jammy. However, this CD, Shadows In The Storm, is the first to feature his own compositions.
The following is only a partial list of recordings that Fazal plays guitarist on;

Rhythm Guitar
Augustus Pablo - Earth Rightful Ruler [1982] Message JA/Sanative US

Augustus Pablo - Eastman Dub [1980] Greensleeves UK
Augustus Pablo - King David's Melody [1976-82] Alligator JA/Greensleeves UK
Augustus Pablo - Rockers Meets King Tubby In A Fire House [1980] Shanachie
Delroy Williams - I Stand Black [1982] Greensleeves UK
Donovan Joseph - Sounds Of Many Colours [1989]
Frankie Paul & Cocoa Tea - Showdown Vol 8 [1986]
Hugh Mundell - Time And Place [1980] Greensleeves UK/Ras USA
Johnny Osbourne - Water Pumping [1983]
Mutabaruka - The Mystery Unfolds [1986]
Norris Reid - Roots And Vine [1988]
Papa Finnigan & Junior Ranking - Two The Hard Way [1983]
Prince Jammy - Osbourne In Dub [1983]
Tippa Irie - Is It Really Happening To Me [1986]
Various Artists - King Jammy In Roots [1979]
Various Artists - Rockers All-Star Explosion [1979] Rockers International JA
Various Artists - Rockers International [1980] Greensleeves UK.

Bass Guitar
Augustus Pablo - King David's Melody [1976-82]

Lead Guitar
Augustus Pablo - Authentic Golden Melodies [1974-79]
Augustus Pablo - Original Rockers Vol 2 [1989]
Hugh Mundell - The Blessed Youth [1978-81]
Tetrack - Let's Get Started [1980] Greensleeves UK
Various Artists - High Times All Stars Explosion [1985]
Lord Sassafrass - Pocomania Jump [1985]
Mutabaruka - Outcry
Mutabaruka - Any Which Way Freedom
Joe Higgs - Triumph, Alligator Records 1985
Junior Walker - The Sequal
The Melodica King- Dub, Reggae & Roots
(2xLP) Ocho 2000
Lead, rhythm and Bass Guitar
Fazal Prendergast - Shadows In The Storm
Venus One World, 2008

Also to be released later this year, material from
Fazal Prendergast - The Eight Sense
(Beyond The Knowing)
Venus One World Label
To be released later in 2008
Mutbaruka and Various Artists -
Tribute to Fazal Live at Askanaz, Berkley, CA, USA
Fazal Prendergast and his band YWDS -
On Tour live Recordings.

Moving permanently to California in mid 1995, Fazal became very much in demand by the local based Jamaican and non Jamaican Reggae artists.
Fazal’s name is on scores of local projects either playing guitar, recording, mixing or engineering for bands such as; Don Carlos, Ras Midas, Mabrack, Sister I Live, Dennis The Menace, King Caleb, Ras Jacob, Raskidus, Wadi Gad, Ras Digital, I World, Reggae Angels, Dub Nation and Joseph 1.. Fazal also worked again with the legendary Scientist (previously they worked together in Jamaica and New York) on many local projects during that period.
The discography for the above period, is in compilation and will be featured later this month.

Shadows In Storm is a Premier CD to feature Fazal's own original compositions. It an instrumental album with a richness of sound with Reggae, Dub, Jazz, Razz and Mid Eastern influences.
Razz is a term that Fazal first coined, back in mid 90’s, to describe reggae/jazz instrumental music.
This beautiful mood music demonstrates the extensive expertise of Fazal’s guitar playing.
Fazal lived and breathed through his music. His legendary rhythm guitar style is innovative, exiting, haunting and transformative, a true expression of his unique spirit. He thanks the ''Creator for channeling the music through him''.
Listen to this CD to release your own creative potential.
If your Desire and Intent is to be transformed, transfixed, captivated by this mood music and then released into a rich musical realm then this CD is definitely for you.
This music will bring you on a journey which will trigger and innervate the depths in your emotions as well releasing you into peaks of spiritual elevation. It is intimate, reveling through the rhythms, the ups and downs, struggles and success in Fazal's life. It is emotional, mood altering, life enhancing music.

Set List

Fazal Prendergast Shadows In The Storm
1 Deardhrá 5:21
2 Girl In Black 4:20
3 Shadows In The Storm 5:34
4 Fazal In Dub (Deardhrá) 4:59
5 Dogtown after Midnight 4:34
6 Celtic Love (Knockreagh) 4:52
7 Jamaican Exiles 5:15
8 Bingi Fe De Kings 6:29
9 Maria Walks 4:44
10 Angels Dance 4:33

Copyright 1996-2008 by C.Mc.G.@ D.McG.Prendergast
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