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Arise Black Man


Download links and information about Arise Black Man by Alton Ellis. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Reggae, Ska genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 49:49 minutes.

Artist: Alton Ellis
Release date: 1999
Genre: Reggae, Ska
Tracks: 16
Duration: 49:49
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No. Title Length
1. Arise Black Man 3:24
2. I Don't Want to Be Right (Arise Black Man 68-78) 3:30
3. Sh Boom 3:04
4. Black Man Pride 2:49
5. Play It Cool 2:43
6. Rasta Spirit 4:12
7. Blackish White 2:28
8. African Descendants 2:45
9. Rhodesia 3:08
10. Sun of Man 2:38
11. We a Feel It 3:28
12. I'll Take Your Hand 3:32
13. I Don't Know Why 3:08
14. How Can I (Arise Black Man 68-78) 2:54
15. You Are Mine 3:10
16. It's Your Thing 2:56



Although his reputation will probably rest on his classic early Treasure Isle sides ("Cry Tough," "Dance Crasher," "The Preacher"), the soulful Alton Ellis didn't slacken the quality level when he moved on from working with producer Duke Reid, as this fine collection of rarities and later tracks shows. Drawing from material recorded between 1968 and 1978, most of which was done after he moved to England in 1972, Arise Black Man includes stunning originals like the edgy "Blackish White," the beautiful and haunting "Rhodesia" (a Keith Hudson production), and "African Descendants," along with well-chosen pop covers of the Crew Cuts' "Sh-Boom" and the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing," and intriguing do-overs like the version here of "Better Get Your Heads Together" that is called "I'll Take Your Hand." The end result is a solid collection of some rare Ellis sides, a perfect complement to the earlier Treasure Isle work.