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Encyclopedia > Aswad (band)
Aswad

Aswad, 2007
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Reggae
Years active 1975–present
Label(s) PROTV
Members
Martin Augustine
Brinsley Forde
Drummie Zeb
Paul Garred
Donald Griffiths
Jimmy Haynes
Clifton Morrison
Tony Robinson

Aswad ("Black" in Arabic) are a long lasting British reggae group, that is noted for adding strong R&B and soul influences to the reggae sound. They have been performing since the early 1970s, having released a total of 21 albums. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Brinsley Forde is best known as one of the founding members of the reggae band Aswad. ... Drummie Zeb (born Angus Gaye, 1959, London) is the drummer and one of the lead singers for Aswad, as well as being a record producer. ... Arabic is a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...

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History

As naturalised children of immigrants from the Caribbean, part of the aftermath of World War II, the "kids" were moved to London. They attended a local high school near Ladbroke Grove, and various junior schools as Tan Tan children of immigrants from the Caribbean based in West London in 1975. West Indies redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Ladbroke Grove is a road in West London, and is also the name given to the immediate area surrounding the road. ... Tan-Tan is a city in Morocco, in Province de Tan-Tan. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Satellite image of the inner part of West London Ayad Dibis is the best in West London. ...


The original members of Aswad were Brinsley Forde, George Oban, Drummie Zeb and Donald Griffiths. Courtney Hemmings was a frequent contributor in the 1970s, including as part of the backing band on Burning Spear's 1979 Live album, recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


They became one the UK's top reggae bands with songs, typical of the time, about the oppression of black youth, such as "Three Babylon" and "It's Not Our Wish", and the powerful jazz-influenced instrumental "Warrior Charge" (full versions of these available on the Showcase album). This article is about the musical composition. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ...


Aswad gained a wider audience with the New Chapter album (1981). "Love Fire" gained wide recognition when it was used as the backing rhythm for Dennis Brown's "Promised Land". The Promised Land compiled by Blood and Fire Dennis Emanuel Brown (February 1, 1957 – July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. ...


Among Aswad's catalogue of hits is the classic "Don't Turn Around", a UK no.1 pop hit in 1988. This track was originally a B-side to Tina Turner's hit "Typical Male", which was later covered by Ace of Base; they followed this up with UK #11 hit "Give A Little Love", and a reggae flavoured rendition of "Best of My Love", first popularised and written by The Eagles. Their next hit, Shine, was released in 1994. Another track was the upbeat 1998 remake of The Police's "Invisible Sun", performed with Sting. A song which has charted in one of the worlds music charts, or (if a specialist genre of music) had proven popularity. ... Aswad single. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Typical Male is a hit single released by musical legend, Tina Turner. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Ace of Base is a dance-pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden, comprised of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha) and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren, and Jenny Berggren. ... Best of My Love is a song by The Eagles, which was released in 1974 in the album On the Border. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Invisible Sun is a hit single by rock group The Police, released in 1981. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ...


The band also hold the distinction of having played with each one of the ex-Wailers. The Wailers was a ska, rocksteady and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer), Bob Marley, Peter McIntosh (aka Peter Tosh), and Cherry Smith. ...


Band members

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Additional musicians

Keyboard players

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Production work

Ace of Base is a dance-pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden, comprised of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha) and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren, and Jenny Berggren. ... Aswad single. ... Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (born October 27, 1978 in Singapore), known onstage as Vanessa-Mae (in Chinese: 陳美, Chén Měi) is an internationally known British classical and pop musician, especially noted for her violin skills. ... Janet Kay (born Janet Kay Bogle, 17 January 1958, London [2]) is a British singer of Jamaican parentage best known for her lovers rock songs of the late 1970s - Silly Games and a cover of Minnie Ripertons Lovin You. She has also had roles as a theatre and television...

Discography

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See also

This is a list of Reggae musicians. ... John Arnison is a manager of pop bands. ...

External links

  • Biography and discography
  • Gallery of Aswad party pictures by dz studios
  • My Space profile

 
 

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