Count Ossie

Real Name:
Oswald Williams
Profile:
Nyahbinghi drumming is not exclusive to the Nyahbinghi branch but is common to all Rastafarians. However, Count Ossie (died 1976) appear to be the first to put nyahbinghi drumming to records and so helped to establish and maintain Rastafari culture through music; incorporating influences from traditional Jamaican Kumina drumming with songs and rhythms learned from the recordings of Nigerian musician Babatunde Olatunji.
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Albums

ND 0001, ND 0002, ND 0003, ND 0004, ND 0005, ND 0006 Count Ossie - Grounation album art Count Ossie And The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari Count Ossie And The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Album) New Dimension (2), New Dimension (2), New Dimension (2), New Dimension (2), New Dimension (2), New Dimension (2) ND 0001, ND 0002, ND 0003, ND 0004, ND 0005, ND 0006 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
DY-3358, DY 3358 Count Ossie - Tales Of Mozambique album art Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique (Album) Dynamic Sounds, Dynamic Sounds DY-3358, DY 3358 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
VSLP 4060 Count Ossie - Man From Higher Heights album art Count Ossie & The Rasta Family* Man From Higher Heights (Album) Vista Sounds VSLP 4060 UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie & The Rasta Family* Man From Higher Heights(LP, W/Lbl) Not On Label none 1983 Sell This Version
HM-50100-1 Count Ossie - Remembering Count Ossie: A Rasta "Reggae" Legend album art Count Ossie Remembering Count Ossie: A Rasta "Reggae" Legend (Album, Comp) Moodisc Records International HM-50100-1 US 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Count Ossie - Babylon Gone / First Gone album art Winston And Roy* / Count Ossie Winston And Roy* / Count Ossie - Babylon Gone / First Gone (Single) Moodisc Records none Jamaica 1960 Sell This Version
102 A / 101 B Count Ossie - Another Moses / Hully Gully Rock album art The Mello-Cat*, Count Ossie & His Warikers* / Roland Alfonso* & His Alley Cats (3) The Mello-Cat*, Count Ossie & His Warikers* / Roland Alfonso* & His Alley Cats (3) - Another Moses / Hully Gully Rock (Single) Sensational 102 A / 101 B Jamaica 1960 Sell This Version
45/BB 68 Count Ossie - Rock A Man Soul / Lazy Lou album art The Mellow Cats*, Count Ossie And The Warrickas* / Monto* And The Cyclones* The Mellow Cats*, Count Ossie And The Warrickas* / Monto* And The Cyclones* - Rock A Man Soul / Lazy Lou (Single) All Stars (2) 45/BB 68 UK 1961 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Destiny album art Lascelles Perkins, Count Ossie & The Warrickas* Lascelles Perkins, Count Ossie & The Warrickas* - Destiny(7") Worldisc none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
FC 183 Count Ossie - Cool Breeze / Band Of Angels album art Bunnie & Skitter & Count Ossie & The Wareikas / Robbie & The Nightengale Bunnie & Skitter & Count Ossie & The Wareikas / Robbie & The Nightengale - Cool Breeze / Band Of Angels(7", Single) Worldisc FC 183 Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
none The Beltones, Count Ossie The Beltones, Count Ossie - Broken Heart / Gay Drums(7", Single, W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
DB 1130 Count Ossie - Ethiopian Kingdom / A Ju Ju Wa album art Ronald Downer, Count Ossie Ronald Downer, Count Ossie - Ethiopian Kingdom / A Ju Ju Wa Gay Feet DB 1130 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DB-1113 Count Ossie - Pure Soul / A Man Is Two Faced album art Lennie Hibbert, Lynn Tait* And Count Ossie's Drums* / Patsy* With Lynn Tait & The Jets* Lennie Hibbert, Lynn Tait* And Count Ossie's Drums* / Patsy* With Lynn Tait & The Jets* - Pure Soul / A Man Is Two Faced (Single) Doctor Bird DB-1113 UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Oh Carolina / Sweet Sixteen album art Folkes Brothers, Count Ossie, Prince Buster Folkes Brothers, Count Ossie, Prince Buster - Oh Carolina / Sweet Sixteen(7", W/Lbl) Prince Buster none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
S171, S170 Count Ossie - A B C Rocksteady / Soul Drums album art The Gaylads / Lyn Taitt & The Jets* / Leslie Butler & Count Ossie The Gaylads / Lyn Taitt & The Jets* / Leslie Butler & Count Ossie - A B C Rocksteady / Soul Drums (Single) Gay Feet, Gay Feet S171, S170 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
HS 003 Count Ossie - Lady With The Starlight / Gay Drums album art Ken Boothe / Leslie Butler And Count Ossie Ken Boothe / Leslie Butler And Count Ossie - Lady With The Starlight / Gay Drums(7", Single) High Note Records (2) HS 003 UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Run Girl / Music I Feel album art G. G. Grossett* / Count Ossie G. G. Grossett* / Count Ossie - Run Girl / Music I Feel Moodisc Records none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
FHM-7721 Count Ossie - Let Me Tell You Boy / Swinging For Joy album art Eboney Sisters* / Count Ossie Eboney Sisters* / Count Ossie - Let Me Tell You Boy / Swinging For Joy (Single) Moodisc Records FHM-7721 Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Manual Road / Fire Escape album art Two Spars* / Count Ossie & Rico Rodriguez Two Spars* / Count Ossie & Rico Rodriguez - Manual Road / Fire Escape(7", Promo, W/Lbl) Moodisc Records none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Earth Sound album art Ernest Ranglin, Count Ossie Ernest Ranglin, Count Ossie - Earth Sound Gay Feet none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Earth Sound / Who Is Mr. Brown album art Ernest Ranglin, Count Ossie / Bob Marley & The Wailers Ernest Ranglin, Count Ossie / Bob Marley & The Wailers - Earth Sound / Who Is Mr. Brown(7", M/Print) Upsetter none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Rasta Reggae / Samia album art Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelations* Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelations* - Rasta Reggae / Samia Right On none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
I.S.-09 Count Ossie - Sound Almighty / Meditation album art The Soul Defenders* / The Cyclones With Count Ossie The Soul Defenders* / The Cyclones With Count Ossie - Sound Almighty / Meditation Iron Side Disc I.S.-09 Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
HM-103 Count Ossie - Whispering Drum / Give Me Some More Loving album art Count Ossie & Mudies All Stars / Slim Smith & The Uniques Count Ossie & Mudies All Stars / Slim Smith & The Uniques - Whispering Drum / Give Me Some More Loving (Single) Moodisc Records HM-103 UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Count Ossie - Rock With Soul (Soul Flute Part 2) / A Little Loving (It's Better To Be Loved) album art Tommy McCook, Count Ossie / Alton Ellis Tommy McCook, Count Ossie / Alton Ellis - Rock With Soul (Soul Flute Part 2) / A Little Loving (It's Better To Be Loved)(7") Impact! none US 1971 Sell This Version