Burning Spear is like the last of the Mohicans of roots reggae. A student of Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear released a track titled Marcus Garvey that became the first in a long line of ultra-successful singles, including Slavery Days, the musical pheromone that would attract audiences in the UK.
He formed Burning Music Production Company that soon fell under the EMI umbrella and gave birth to tracks like Hail HIM.
Burning Spear is a touring man, prolific in the production of live albums and critically acclaimed studio albums, 3 of which garnered him the much coveted Grammy.
These days you can find Burning Spear on tour and in an upcoming documentary, I Man.
Do you have a fave Burning Spear track? Here he is, live in Brazil.