Musicians & Credits
||Good Works -
Tuff Lion (R. Williams) - Drums & Backing Vocals: Andy Llanos; Keys, Guitar, Bass & Vocals
||Baggawire - Ijah
Menelik (S. Cassell) - Drums & Percussion: Andy Llanos; Bass: Warren Pedersen II; Keys &
Guitar: Jalani Horton; Vocals: Ijah Menelik
||Hold The Faith -
Star Lion Family - Drums: Moses Urgent; Bass & Percussion: Andy Llanos; Guitar:
Jalani Horton; Keys & Percussion: Warren Pedersen II; Vocals: Star Lion Family - Rafijah,
Siras, Jahgon, Ickarus, Niyo-Rah, Pressure & Kimbe
||Never Change My Mind
- Lady Passion (M. Sackey) - Drums: Binghi Cowell; Bass: Andy Llanos; Keys &
Guitar: Jalani Horton; Vocals Lady Passion
||Trod On - Jahman
(J. Carrington) - Drums: Leslie James; Bass & Percussion: Andy Llanos; Keys: Jalani Horton;
||Dem No Tired -
Danny I (D. Gomez) - Drums: Steve Davis; Bass: Tuff Lion; Synth: Warren Pedersen, II; Keys, Guitar
& Backing Vocals: Jalani Horton; Lead & Backing Vocals: Danny I
||My Powaz -
Pressure (D. Brown) - Drums: Andy Llanos; Bass & Piano: Jalani Horton; Organ & Riddim
Guitar: Tuff Lion; Lead Guitar: Paul Crimi; Percussion: Warren Pedersen, II; Vocals: Pressure
||I Don't Know -
Army (M. Williams) - Drums: Andy Llanos; Bass, Organ & Guitar: Tuff Lion; Vocals: Army
||Be With Me -
Bashan (D. Garcia) - Drums & Percussion: Andy Llanos; Bass & Guitar: Tuff Lion; Keys:
Jalani Horton; Vocals: Bashan
||Do Good - Ras
Bumpa (L. Grant) - Drums: Andy Llanos; Bass: Kenyatta Itola; Guitar: Tippy Alfred; Keys &
Backing Vocals: Jalani Horton; Synth: Warren Pedersen, II; Lead & Backing Vocals: Ras Bumpa
||Battle Goes On -
Ibednego (G. Armstrong) - Drums & Backing Vocals: Andy Llanos; Bass & Backing Vocals: Tuff
Lion; Keys: Warren Pedersen, II; Synth: Ronald James; Guitar: Jalani Horton; Lead & Backing
- Anhk Watep (W. Andreas) - Drums & Bass: Andy Llanos; Guitar & Keys: Tuff Lion; Piano:
Warren Pedersen, II; Backing Vocals: Jalani Horton; Organ, Lead & Backing Vocals: Anhk
||Haile I Selassie I
- Black Culture (T. Bond) - Drums: Leslie James; Bass: Andy Llanos; Guitar, Percussion &
Backing Vocals: Tuff Lion; Keys: Casey Walker; Lead & Backing Vocals: Black Culture
Executive Producer: Bambú Station
Recorded & Mixed by Jalani Horton
Mastered by Don de Castro
Recorded & Mixed at Bambú Station Studio, V.I.
Mastered @ Highro Studio, Temple Hills, MD
Artwork, Graphics Design and Layout by Mark "Feijao" Milligan II
Produced by Jalani Horton & Andre
Music published by Anjatuff & Pix Music 2005 (ASCAP)
Praises onto Jah in whose spirit we strive to live each day; in every
breath, in every word, in every note, in every song, in every release. Blessed thanks to
the heartical and life-touching fans all over the world who help to sustain us and make our
mission crystal clear. Blessed love and appreciation to our families and friends, our
love ones who support us to the ground. We appreciate and cherish you, God's people.
This album owes much to the kindness of Mr. Ciprianni Phillip, Jr., Mr. Steve Davis,
Ms. Jennifer Jarvis, Ms. Christalia Rogers & Mr. Myron Corbett. God bless You.
- Bambú Station
Talkin' Roots is a volume of work created by the multi-talented and
beloved Virgin Islands reggae band, Bambú Station. It was created to showcase the tremendous
talent of reggae artists from the Virgin Islands, and to bring attention to their community's
commitment and fervor to bear the torch of consciousness in reggae music. Bambú Station also
set out to offer reggae lovers the spirit and live energy that only reggae affords; a
mysticism, ambience and realness that is reggae's contribution to the world of music.
True to this mission, on May 8, 2002, Mt. Nebo Records released the first part of this volume,
the huge Bambú Station classic, "Talkin' Roots ~Volume I." The album had an
immediate impact on the industry and glazed over the hearts and souls of many in the reggae
roots community. It also peaked the interest of the up-stream media and garnered many new
adherents to Bambú Station. In 2002, Ireggae.com selected "Talkin' Roots ~ Volume
I" as its "Compilation of the Year," and to date it continues to attract
legions of fans to the phenomenal artists that were featured. Songs like "Woe!,"
"Only Jah Jah Know," "House of the Living," "The Draw," and
"Works of the Wise" left fans amazed and craving for more.
In obligatory fashion for the roots fans about, we ecstatically present, Bambú Station's
"Talkin' Roots II!" This compilation remains consistent with Volume I; powerful
songs, tremendous energy, spectacular music, and unknown voices that should be heard. Those
voices include Tuff Lion, Ijah Menelik, Bashan, Ibednego, Black Culture, Lady Passion and Ras
Bumpa. Also featured are songs from some of the V.I.'s best songwriting talent including
Bambú Station, Star Lion Family, Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite, Jahman, Danny I, Army, Pressure
and the heartical Anhk Watep. We are not only excited to release Bambú Station's new album,
but we are highly enthusiastic to share with the world our self-proclaimed Mt. Nebo anthem,
"Good Works," by Tuff Lion. This song best represents our struggle and commission to
share cutting-edge and soul-stirring independent music with the world. We are again humbled
and Jah blessed to bring you quality alternatives to commercial radio programming. Our mission
is clear. Like Bambú Station say, "Let the music flow, on and on." One love.
E.z.waz / Mt. Nebo Records
More Mt. Nebo Music
Army Acclaimed St.
Croix singer and songwriter with albums Yesterdays News & Struggler.
Anhk Watep Wap of
St. Croix is a veteran musician & one of reggaes most heartical voices.
Bambú Station -
Visionary and heartical roots reggae band from St.
Croix & St. Thomas, V.I.
Rasta lyricist from St. Thomas. Solo debut effort due in 2005.
Gifted Virginian lyricist soon to release his amazing debut on Mt. Nebo.
Danny I St. Croix
talent who appears on several compilations and his debut Jah Fury.
& member of St. Croixs veteran Zionier Reggae
Ijah Menelik Loyal
son of Montserrat. Ijah will be featured on two solo projects in 2005.
Jahman Dynamic St.
Thomas artist & founder of Splatter House Records.
Humble lead singer of the Bambú Station from Rock City, St. Thomas.
Crucial St. Croix lyricist and performer. The true embodiment of her name.
Passionate St. Thomian lyricist of the Star Lion Family. Solo project in production.
Ras Bumpa A St.
Thomas artist who is set to contribute greatly to the reggae landscape.
Star Lion Family
Popular 7 man group from St. Thomas to release
several 2005 projects.
Tuff Lion Legendary guitarist offers here a prelude to his forthcoming