Jah Soldiers | Musical Weapon Volume 1
Rootstime Production presents; Jah Soldiers - Musical Weapon Volume1. From the original west coast reggae foundation sound of Jah Soldiers band’s only recording. A digital re-release. Featuring reggae legends like, Mikey Dread; on an original track hand selected from the Jah Soldiers archives for this timeless recording of his tune “Prophecy”; A driving roots reggae onedrop style of rastafari insight for life today; This rare live studio recording of Mikey Dread and Jah Soldiers is a must have for your music collection alone; yet Jah Soldiers keeps the vibes grooving on another progressive roots reggae song featuring Grammy Winning Artist; Tippa Irie, with “All the Masses (aka Most High)”; an example of the great chemistry and kinetic energy between Tippa and Jah Soldiers band, that he toured with regularly playing big festivals and concerts in the Western US. This cut is similar in sound to Tippa’s latter 2002 Grammy hit “Hey Mama” he co/wrote with The Black Eyed Peas, and is said to be the original vibe for that song, recorded soon after the Jah Soldiers sessions.
Other featured artists include: Anthony B, on the roots reggae sound of “King of Kings”; Yami Bolo, on a funky reggae style in “Jah Kingdom Come”; General Jah Mikey, “Workin’ for The Father”, “Life to Live”, and the rootsy sound of “Give I Faith”; Junior P shines on Jah Soldiers unique rhythm of “Holy Mount Zion”; and the tenor singing voice of Rappa Robert (aka Musical Sniper) on “Bring it to Me”, and “Tell it Like it Is” fresh out the studio with UB40.
Full of vibes, with progressive original reggae foundation style, Jah Soldiers showcase their musical diversity and original sound that made them the go-to backing band on west coast for over a decade spanning 1990-2003, helping pave the way for the “West Coast Reggae” scene visible today: from Seattle to Baja, Austin to Salt Lake City: Especially LA and San Diego, where Jah Soldiers based and performed with top reggae artist at Bob Marley Day Long Beach Arena, San Diego Sports Arena, House of Blues LA, Kingston 12, Billboard Live, UCLA Jazz & Reggae Fest, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and other top venues. Backing artist like: Ras Shiloh, Foundation, Tippa Irie, Peter Hunnigale, Sister Nancy, Frankie Paul, Half Pint, Terry Ganzie, Edi Fitzroy, Pinchers, Triston Palmer, Eek-a-Mouse, Mighty Diamonds, Earl Zero, and many more both as individual musicians and a band that consisted of a basic four piece with drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards: sometimes larger, depending on the gig, with up to 12 members: Including 2 guitars, 2 keyboardists, 2-3 percussionists, horns, and harmony vocalists along with a showcase of different reggae artists; often up to 3-5 singers or more would grace the stage with Jah Soldiers; hence the name “Jah Soldiers” that is all singers and instrument players coming together in reggae music’s mission of love, justice, peace, unity, and the message of Ras Tafari to the world.
Jah Soldiers “Musical Weapon Volume1” is a rare recording and must have for all music lovers playlists!!!