Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari
Born in 1947, this Jamaican band has maintained a roots reggae that is as close to its origins as any group still in activity. It was the remarkable Count Ossie who established a rasta/reggae sound based on percussions that have survived centuries of slavery and persecution on the Caribbean island. His first recording “O’Carolina” in 1960 became a hit that was later resurrected by Shaggy. In 1972 the Mystic’s album Grounation shook the foundations of reggae music. 25 years later, Carried Beyond proved these pappies still have a few lessons to give to the new starlings of the Jamaican scene.