Tenastelin

Real Name:
Anthony Robert Robinson
Profile:
Tena Stelin takes his name from the Amharic language of Ethiopia, which, translated, means ‘greetings’. He began his career in the late 80s as a UK-based vocalist with the Conscious Sounds label and initially enjoyed a roots hit with ‘Can’t Touch Jah’. Much of the recording for the Conscious Sounds collective’s output took place at the Manasseh studio run by sound system operator Nick Manasseh. The UK roots scene enjoys a cult following, with releases appearing on cassette corresponding with African rather than reggae recordings. In 1990 DJ Joey Jay, widely acknowledged as a pioneer of UK roots, began transmitting the sound legally with Nick Manasseh across London when the radio station Kiss FM was granted a broadcasting licence. This resulted in wider exposure for Stelin, along with other notable performers, including Devon Russell and Sound Iration. In 1989 Stelin had recorded ‘Give Thanks And Praise’ and ‘King Of Kings Parts One And Two’ with Sound Iration. Stelin’s producer, Dougie Wardrop, employed a session band known as Centry who enjoyed several hits, including ‘Stepping Time’ and ‘Thunder Mountain’. The release of Wicked Invention was received with rave reviews, though in 1990 the roots revival was still impending. As a bonus for those purchasing the CD and cassette version, Sound Iration In Dub were included. Recording at Digital B, Easy Street and The Toy Factory he maintained his profile with producer Morris Johnson.
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Albums

Tenastelin - Wicked Invention album art Tena Stelin* Wicked Invention (Album) WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings UK 1989 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Sun & Moon album art Tena Stelin* Meets Centry Tena Stelin* Meets Centry - Sun & Moon (Album) Conscious Sounds UK 1992 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Take A Look At The World album art Tenastelin Take A Look At The World (Album) Black Legacy UK 1993 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Sacred Songs album art Tena Stelin* Sacred Songs (Album) World Records (7) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - The Order album art Tenastelin The Order (Album) Selassie I Glory UK 1998 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Lion Symbol album art Jah Warrior Presents Tena Stelin* Jah Warrior Presents Tena Stelin* - Lion Symbol (Album) Jah Warrior Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Tenastelin - Encounter 1 "Cosmic Intervention" album art Tenastelin Meets TNT Roots (Earthquake)* Tenastelin Meets TNT Roots (Earthquake)* - Encounter 1 "Cosmic Intervention"(CD, Album) Intrepid Vibes none UK 2004 Sell This Version
DCLP001 Tenastelin - Unknown Legends Vocal And Dubz Part One album art Tenastelin Unknown Legends Vocal And Dubz Part One(LP) Dub Corner Production DCLP001 2008 Sell This Version
GPLP314 Tenastelin - Spiritual Warrior (Sip A Cup Showcase Vol. 14) album art Tenastelin Spiritual Warrior (Sip A Cup Showcase Vol. 14)(LP) Gussie P Records GPLP314 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Embark On A Journey album art Tenastelin Embark On A Journey (Album) Reggae Remedy France 2012 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - In The Dub Arena album art Iration Steppas Meets Tena Stelin* Iration Steppas Meets Tena Stelin* - In The Dub Arena (Album) Iration Steppas Sound System UK 2013 Sell This Version
RHCD005 Tenastelin - Ancestral Messages 1 album art Tenastelin Ancestral Messages 1(CD, Album) Roots Hitek Music RHCD005 2014 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Green Places album art Tenastelin Green Places (Album) Roots Hitek Music UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tenastelin - Commercial Bwoy / Burial Tonight album art Tenastelin Commercial Bwoy / Burial Tonight Vibes Sounds UK 1986 Sell This Version
MWS 015T Tenastelin - King Of Kings / Give Thanks & Praise album art Sound Iration Featuring Tena Stelin* Sound Iration Featuring Tena Stelin* - King Of Kings / Give Thanks & Praise(12") WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings MWS 015T UK 1989 Sell This Version
MWS 011T Tenastelin - Jah Equity album art Tena Stelin* Jah Equity(12") WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings MWS 011T UK 1989 Sell This Version
BLO02 Tenastelin - Urban Getto Youth / Run Away Mengistu album art Tenayistilin* Urban Getto Youth / Run Away Mengistu(12") Black Legacy BLO02 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BL 003 Tenastelin - Spirit Of Amlak / African Blood album art Tenastelin / Keety Roots Tenastelin / Keety Roots - Spirit Of Amlak / African Blood(12") Black Legacy BL 003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BLLP004 Tenastelin - Take A Look At The World / African Woman album art Tenastelin Take A Look At The World / African Woman(12") Black Legacy BLLP004 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Tenastelin - Can't Touch Jah album art Tena Stelin* Can't Touch Jah Conscious Sounds UK 1995 Sell This Version
JWD 011 Tenastelin - Lion Symbol album art Jah Warrior & Tena Stelin* & Afrikan Simba & Talawa Jah Warrior & Tena Stelin* & Afrikan Simba & Talawa - Lion Symbol(12") Jah Warrior Records JWD 011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
GM004 Tenastelin - Eco Warriors album art Tena Stelin* meets Goldmaster Allstars Tena Stelin* meets Goldmaster Allstars - Eco Warriors(7") Goldmaster GM004 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DM 001 Tenastelin - War Over Water EP album art Tena Stelin* War Over Water EP(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label DM 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
JT7005 Tenastelin - Look After Yourself album art Tena Stelin* Look After Yourself(7") Jah Tubbys JT7005 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RVRS14 Tenastelin - Flying Saucers album art Tenastelin Flying Saucers(7") River Bank Records RVRS14 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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