Harmony of the highest order.The Abyssinians are the finest reggae group I have ever had the pleasure to hear live. To be able to speak with them after the show just made it even better.True messengers of peace and love, superstars yet so humble !!
I finally heard the original version of Satta Massagana recorded at Studio One! So hard to find but a classic in every way. The Studio One version recorded in the late 60s blows away the more well known version they recorded in the early 70s. It's strange that Satta Massagana is the song that the Abyssinians are known for yet the original and best version is so hard to find. In contrast, the Studio One version of "Y Mas Gan" is readily available on multiple compilations. But "Satta Massagana" is the superior song and the tune that made them famous, though in my opinion it's not even on the same level as "Love Me Forever", the amazing classic they recorded as Carlton and The Shoes. "Love Me Forever" is the greatest rocksteady/reggae tune ever recorded period. No other song on any label by any other producer compares to it. lol imao
The Mighty Sparrow will be appearing at The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX, England on 19th July 2008 at 8pm. The show is called 'Soca Invasion' and other artistes include the Jamesy P and Shurwayne Winchester. More artistes to be confirmed. Tickets on sale 3rd June 2008. Call 08707 602603 or visit stellatickets.co.uk.
DM: At the time, we was giving thanks to God. When
you say Satta Massagana, you give thanks to God. It
means give thanks.
Q: In what language?
DM: Amharic, Ethiopian language. When I checked it
out, I get the message that the word really don't
mean that to the fullness as all we were thinking
of it, because we never born in Ethiopia; we was in
Jamaica and got some teachings from some people