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Culture - Two Sevens Clash: The 30th Anniversary Edition

Culture - Two Sevens Clash: The 30th Anniversary Edition

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One day Joseph Hill had a vision, while riding a bus, of 1977 as a year of judgement- when two sevens clash- when past injustices

would be avenged, a vision rooted in prophecies made by Marcus Garvey. Lyrics and melodies came into his head as he rode and thus was born the song "Two Sevens Clash, " which became a massive hit in reggae circles both in Jamaica and abroad. The prophecies noted by the lyrics so profoundly captured the imagination of the people that on July 7, 1977- the day when sevens fully clashed (seventh day, seventh month, seventy-seventh year) a hush descended on Kingston; many people did not go outdoors, shops were closed, an air of foreboding and expectation permeated the city. The song opens with a wailing, harmonized chorus: "What a liv an bamba yay... when the two sevens clash!" creating expectation for Hill's frenzied testifying. Culture was singing a new kind of hymn with soaring melodies, prophetic lyrics relating great historical events to present suffering, com

Tracklist:

Side A
1 I'm Alone in the Wilderness
2 Pirate Days
3 Two Sevens Clash
4 Calling Rastafari
5 I'm Not Ashamed Get Ready to Ride the Lion to Zion
Side B
6 Black Starliner Must Come
7 Jah Pretty Face
8 See Them a Come
9 Natty Dread Taking Over
10 See Dem a Come (12" Mix)

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