Sons Of Jah

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Sons Of Jah were a vocal trio formed in Trenchtown, Jamaica, in 1976, led by the enigmatic Trevor Bow (born Kingston, Jamaica, and sadly, died in Kingston, 1993). Throughout his career Bow has been assisted by a variety of vocalists, including Derrick Donaldson, Bunny MacKenzie, Deego Reuben and Howard Haughton. The group’s debut release, ‘Tell Them Jah Son’, surfaced in the UK through the inauguration of Michael Campbell and King Sounds’ Grove Music collective.
Bow’s long-standing friendship with Bob Marley And The Wailers resulted in recording sessions at Tuff Gong Studios, ably assisted by the drum and bass duo of Carlton ‘Carly’ Barrett and Aston ‘Familyman’ Barrett.
By 1978 Bow had set up his own Natty Congo label, releasing Bankrupt Morality alongside the singles ‘Psalm 72’, which proved a big hit on night-time radio, and ‘Israel Woman’. His Natty Congo label was intended solely for Sons Of Jah releases, although he released some Errol Dunkley material. Although the group were known for performing in the militant roots style, Bow’s passion for rocksteady resulted in the recording of a sadly overlooked medley of Techniques songs.
Although based in Ladbroke Grove, London, the Sons always recorded in Jamaica as they felt British musicians were unable to reproduce convincingly the Trenchtown sound. Following Bob Marley’s death in 1981, Bow made a cameo appearance as a cavalryman alongside Aswad and King Sounds in the video for the posthumous release of ‘Buffalo Soldier’.
In 1982 the Sons recorded ‘Breaking Down The Barriers’, which demonstrated the group’s crystal-clear harmonies; the rhythm was also used for Ranking Dread’s phenomenal ‘Shut Mi Mouth’, regarded as the DJ’s classic. The Sons built a loyal following and the release of ‘Johnny Too Late’ and ‘Marshall Rock’ maintained the band’s profile in 1983. Following the success of the singles, it was not until 1985 that news of the band’s demise surfaced. Undeterred by the events, Bow performed as the Son Of Jah, returning to Tuff Gong to record ‘Living Intact’, ‘Hard Times Love’, ‘Wise Man Says’ and ‘Love Is A Treasure’, compiled on Writings On The Wall.
Sadly Trevor Bow was brutally murdered in Kingston on April 24th 1993.
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PFULP 3501 Sons Of Jah - Bankrupt Morality album art Sons Of Jah Bankrupt Morality (Album) Natty Congo PFULP 3501 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PFULP 3502 Sons Of Jah - Burning Black album art Sons Of Jah Burning Black(LP, Album) Natty Congo PFULP 3502 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PFULP 3505 Sons Of Jah - Reggae Hit Showcase album art Sons Of Jah Reggae Hit Showcase(LP, Album) Natty Congo PFULP 3505 UK 1980 Sell This Version
NCLP 001 Sons Of Jah - Universal Message album art Sons Of Jah Universal Message(LP, Album) Natty Congo NCLP 001 UK 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BU 557 Sons Of Jah - Nyah Chant album art Sons Of Jah Nyah Chant Bullet (3) BU 557 UK 1975 Sell This Version
GM.002 Sons Of Jah - Tell Them Jah Son album art Sons Of Jah Tell Them Jah Son(7") Grove Music GM.002 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TRO 9001 Sons Of Jah - Jah Jah Ital album art Diego* And The Sons Of Jah Diego* And The Sons Of Jah - Jah Jah Ital(7") Trojan Records TRO 9001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
NC 001 Sons Of Jah - Psalm 72 / Save The Children album art Sons Of Jah / Ranking Reuben* Sons Of Jah / Ranking Reuben* - Psalm 72 / Save The Children(12") Natty Congo NC 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
CONGO 002 Sons Of Jah - Israel / Dubsco album art Sons Of Jah & Ranking Reuben* Sons Of Jah & Ranking Reuben* - Israel / Dubsco(12", Maxi) Natty Congo CONGO 002 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PFUL 2301 Sons Of Jah - Home To Zion / Woman album art Sons Of Jah Home To Zion / Woman(12") Natty Congo PFUL 2301 UK 1979 Sell This Version
NCDM 017 Sons Of Jah - Marshal Rock album art Sons Of Jah Marshal Rock(12") Natty Congo NCDM 017 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NCDM 013 Sons Of Jah - Breaking Down The Barriers album art Sons Of Jah Breaking Down The Barriers(12") Natty Congo NCDM 013 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NCDM040 Sons Of Jah - Fire / When She Love album art Dennis Brown / Sons Of Jah Dennis Brown / Sons Of Jah - Fire / When She Love(12") Natty Congo NCDM040 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NCDM 023 Sons Of Jah - Rainy Day Love / Holly Holy album art Sons Of Jah / Tony Douglas Sons Of Jah / Tony Douglas - Rainy Day Love / Holly Holy(12") Natty Congo NCDM 023 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NCDM 044 Sons Of Jah - Same Old Song album art Sons Of Jah Same Old Song(12", Single) Natty Congo NCDM 044 UK Unknown Sell This Version
N.C.D.M. 003 Sons Of Jah - Medley / Win Your Love album art Sons Of Jah Medley / Win Your Love(12", Single) Natty Congo N.C.D.M. 003 UK Unknown Sell This Version
N.C.D.M. 002 Sons Of Jah - Anthem album art Sons Of Jah / Wiya Lindo* Sons Of Jah / Wiya Lindo* - Anthem(12") Natty Congo N.C.D.M. 002 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Heckel1x

Heckel1x

October 3, 2020
There is a dubbel , Son Of Jah = Trevor Bow

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