Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation's seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview. Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley's promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.
He started off in his hoem state of Texas, opening for such personalities as Stevie Ray, or the T-Birds. Via New York City, and Mexico he came to Europe to settle in the south of France. His latest release was recorded back home in Texas, though. It shows the versatility of Neal Black.. This beautiful set presents Ameerican roots rock at its best.