Word, Sound and Power

Stunned to learn that this incredible piece of footage exists! I had no idea until I came across it by chance yesterday. Word, Sound and Power features interviews and live performances from the Soul Syndicate, arguably the greatest session band from Kingston, Jamaica. Their legacy, starting in the early 70s, contains endless reels of incredible Roots vibrations.

Chills all over while watching this gem! Always a delight to actually see and hear my JA heroes (Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, Tony ‘Valentine’ Chin, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, George ‘Fully’ Fullwood, and Earl Zero in this case) as I’ve only imagined most of them through photos and text. Simply amazing! Givin’ it a second view tonight with mi chalwa in hand! Third, fourth, fifth……..views to come!

Word, Sound and Power – Directed by Jeremiah Stein, 1980

Santa, Fully and Tony – “Harvest Uptown, Famine Downtown (Acoustic Version)”

Soul Syndicate – “Mariwana”

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