Winston Jarrett and the Solid Foundation

Winston Jarrett and the Solid Foundation

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Roots, Rock, Reggae. Winston Jarrett is truly one of the Fathers of Reggae. Orphaned at 7 he grew up in the same yard in Trenchtown, Jamaica with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. "I'm Alive and Well! bringing Roots!music like no other alive on the planet today."

Biography

Winston Jarrett was born in 1944 in Lime Tree Gardens in the parish of Saint Ann, Jamaica. He moved to Trenchtown where he met Alton Ellis who recruited him and Eggar Gordon (Baby Gee) and formed Alton & The Flames. The Flames did a number of early classics like ‘Cry Tough,’ ‘Dance Crasher,’ ‘The Preacher’, and ‘I Have Got A Date.’ The Flames were recording for Duke Reid, but were lured away by Sir Coxsone. Alton moved to England in 1969 and Winston reformed the group as The Righteous Flames. In addition to 17 albums and dozens of solo and compilation recordings (see discography) , Winston backed up Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and Winston Francis. He also worked with Enid Cumberland and Larry Marshall. Winston recorded over a hundred titles during the early seventies for Joe Gibbs and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry among others. Winston LiveOn ‘Zion’ and other Perry productions, he is joined by Danny Clarke, and the Meditations. Winston also produced a string of fine releases on his own Attra, Human Rights and Humble labels. In The late 70’s he cut fine albums for Brent Clarke (‘Kingston Rock’), Roy Cousins (‘Wise Man’), and two co-productions with Tony Shabazz (‘Man Of The Ghetto’ and ‘Ranking Ghetto Style’). Studio One released Crucial Times as part of it’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Produced by Coxone Dodd, this album shows once again why this man from Trenchtown is still a reggae legend. So fear not the Almighty Dread For every mouth shall be fed So work up yourself, oh ye rebels, Fear not the Almighty Dread So I say work up yourself So I say set up yourself, set up yourself, Behold, I send my sons and daughters forth into this world, Not to condemn the world, but through Him we will be saved from this Abomination to Eternal Life. Selah. Selah. Selah. The Lion of Judah will break every chain.

Discography

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Set List

No Covers - all original music for 3hrs plus!
SET LIST:
STORY OF MY LIFE
IN PARADISE
SOLID FOUNDATION
DREAD NATTY REGGAE
NOMORE WAR
SHOULD I
UP PARK CAMP
SLEEPING IN THE PARK
MAN NEXT DOOR
BREAKING UP
COME DOWN ZACCHIAS
JUDGE THEM JAH
FEAR NOT
I AND I A FEEL IT
WHY FIGHT IT
BACK BITERS
KEEP ON MOVIN'
KISS ME ONCE GIRL
MUST BE A REVOLUTION
AFRICA IS CALLING US HOME
TRUE BORN AFRICAN
ROOTS, ROCK, REGGAE