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RAS MIDAS - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Singer)

Last updated: April 2017

RAS MIDAS – Veteran Roots Rock Reggae Recording and Performing Artist
Photo © 2016 Nan Lewis/Entertainment Works 
Photo by Steve Midgley; © 1990 NG Nembhard
Photo by Sam Roots; © 2014 NG Nembhard

RAS MIDAS - PROFILE:

Singer/Songwriter/Composer: Ras Midas
Job: Recording and Performing Artist
Location: From Jamaica, based in Florida USA
Genre: Roots Rock Reggae

Biography:
Singer, songwriter, performing and recording artist, composer and producer, Ras Midas has produced critically acclaimed roots rock Reggae music since 1974, when he began recording unique and innovative songs for legendary Jamaican producer, the late Harry Johnson (Harry J Recording Studio, Kingston, JA).

Ras Midas’s first album, Cover Me (1974), was released on Harry J Records/ Trojan Records, and was followed by Reflections in 1976. His first international hit, “Kude-A-Bamba,” was recorded in English and Swahili on Harry J Records/ Island Records (1974); the single quickly sold half a million copies worldwide.

Kude-A-Bamba (1978) and Rain & Fire (1979) were released on Harry J Records/ Island Records; Rastaman In Exile was recorded at Harry J’s and released on Disc AZ International (France) in 1980, followed by Stand Up Wise Up, recorded at Harry J’s and released on Celluloid (France) in 1984.
In 1979, Ras Midas collaborated with the late Jamaican DJ I-Roy (Roy Samuel Reid), on 12” disco mixes of “Kude-A-Bamba,” “Trouble Town” (Harry J Records/Virgin Records), and “Good Old Days” (Harry J Records/Tribesman Records, U.K.), all receiving critical acclaim.

Stand Up Wise Up was re-released in the U.S. on Ras Midas’s label, JML Records, in 1988, followed by Loving Vibration (1998), Confirmation (2000), Reaching Out (2006), and Fire Up (2010). Loving Vibration was rated No. 3 by music critics in the 1998 Top Ten independently produced World Music albums category and, two years later, Confirmation was voted into the Top Ten for consideration for a Grammy Award.

Always recording with top-notch, respected musicians and vocalists, Ras Midas’s albums feature Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, Pam Hall, Annesa Banks, Keble Drummond (The Cables), and Carlton Smith, Junior Moore, and Derrick Lara (The Tamlins) on backing vocals.

Sylvan Morris, one of the most acclaimed Reggae music engineers and arrangers, worked with Ras Midas on all but Ras Midas’s last two albums.

Musicians who have recorded with Ras Midas include:

Drums - Sly Dunbar, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Mikey Richards, Santa Davis
Bass - Robbie Shakespeare, Val Douglas, Ian Lewis (Inner Circle), Ranchie McLean
Guitars – Ernest Ranglin, Andy Bassford, Dwight Pickney, Gitsy Stuart, Earl “Wire” Lindo
Piano/organ - Gladstone “Gladdy” Anderson, Ansell Collins, Winston Wright, Franklin “Bubbler” Waul
Clavinet/synthesizer – Peter Ashbourne, Robert Lynn
Horns - Dean Frazer, R. Nambo Anderson, Junior Chin
Percussion - Sticky Thompson, Noel “Skully” Simms, Bongo Herman

A Rastaman with a distinctive style and a silky smooth voice, Ras Midas sings with the mission of a musical revolutionary. Dubbed “The Musical Prophet” early in his career, Ras Midas’s powerful messages of social justice, love, unity, and spiritual consciousness have remained unchanged over four decades.

Consistently presenting electrifying performances showcasing positive lyrics sung over solid, original, and authentic roots rock Reggae rhythms, Ras Midas continues to push traditional Reggae music into a new and contemporary dimension while still retaining its roots.

Photo © 1998 NG Nembhard

RAS MIDAS - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

Albums:
Cover Me (1974) Harry J Records/Trojan Records
Reflections (1976) Harry J Records/Island Records
Kude-A-Bamba (1978) Harry J Records/Island Records
Rain & Fire (1979) Harry J Records/Island Records
Rastaman In Exile (1980) Disc AZ International (France)
Stand Up Wise Up (1984) Celluloid (France)
Stand Up Wise Up (1988) JML Records (U.S. release)
Loving Vibration (1998) JML Records
Confirmation (2000) JML Records
Reaching Out (2006) JML Records
Fire Up (2010) JML Records


12” Disco Mixes:
“Kude-A-Bamba” with I-Roy (1979) Harry J Records/Virgin Records
“Trouble Town” with I-Roy (1979) Harry J Records/Virgin Records
“Good Old Days” with I-Roy (1979) Harry J Records/Tribesman Records (UK)
“Rain And Fire” (1979) Harry J Records/Warrior Records
“Can’t Stop Rastaman Now” (1979) Harry J Records/Warrior Records
“Can’t Stop Rastaman Now” (1980) Nocedicoco: A Goody Music Reggae Line (Italy)
“Can’t Stop Rastaman Now” (1984) Celluloid (France)


Songs on Compilations:
“Trouble Town” (Disco Mix) on Reggay Roots (1977) - [Harry J Records]
“Rastaman In Exile” on Reggae Party From Jamaica (1983) - [Disc AZ International]
“Good Old Days” on 12 The Hard Way (1988) - [Tribesman Records (U.K.)]
“Kude-A-Bamba” on Island Records Presents: Roots – 37 Essential Roots Anthems (2013) Island Records (U.K. and Europe)


BUY RAS MIDAS’ MUSIC  on ITunes, GooglePlay, Amazon.
Music Store: http://www.rasmidas.com/store.html
MUSIC links and videos: www.RasMidas.com/Music.html
PHOTOGRAPHS: www.RasMidas.com/Gallery.html
NEWS: http://www.rasmidas.com/news.html


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Ras Midas - Discography:
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Albums:

.1978 - Rain & Fire
(Original Press):
"Rain & Fire" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Rain & Fire. 2) Rasta Man Crusoe. 3) Trouble Town. 4) Hole In The Bucket. 5) 400 Years In The Wilderness. 6) Good Old Days. 7) Dread Feeling. 8) Kude A Bamba.
[Label: Harry J Records (Lp: 1978)]
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.1980 - Rastaman In Exile
(Original Press):
Reissue Cd & Digital: "Rastaman In Exile" 2016 with bonus tracks
Editions:

"Rastaman In Exile" 1980 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Rastaman In Exile. 2) Rat And Cat World Power. 3) Burning Revelation. 4) Too Long In The Wind. 5) Zion Last Train. 6) Plague And Armagedeon. 7) Melchizedek. 8) Lean On Jah. 9) Tout Long Temps Dans Le Vent.
[Label: SKEJ Production (Lp: 1980), Disc' AZ International ‎ (Lp: 1980)]

Reissue: "Rastaman In Exile" 2016 with bonus tracks
Tracks:
1) Rastaman In Exile. 2) Rat And Cat World Power. 3) Tout Long Temps Dans Le Vent. 4) Burning Revelation. 5) Zion Last Train. 6) Plague And Armagedeon. 7) Melchizedek. 8) Lean On Jah. 9) Too Long In The Wind.
Bonus Tracks:
10) Let The People Go. 11) Natty Dread Surprise.
[Label: JML Records (Cd: 2016)(Digital Release: 2016)]

Buy Cd: http://www.rasmidas.com/store.html
Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - CdBaby
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.1984 - Stand Up Wise Up
(Original Press):
"Stand Up Wise Up" (Celluloid, 1984), (FAT Records & Tapes, 1985) & (Splalax Music France,1994)
Reissue: Midas & The Bridge "Stand Up Wise Up" 1986 - (JML Music Production)
Editions:

"Stand Up Wise Up" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Make We Rock So. 2) Can't Stop Rastaman Now. 3) Blood In The Sky. 4) Just The Two Of Us. 5) European Common Market. 6) Stand Up Wise Up. 7) Pushing Inside. 8) Love Upside Down. 9) Let's Go Dancing In The Rain.
[Label: Celluloid (Lp: 1984)(Tape: 1984), FAT Records & Tapes (Lp: 1985), Splalax Music France (Cd: 1994)]

Reissue: Midas & The Bridge "Stand Up Wise Up" 1986 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Make We Rock So. 2) Can't Stop Rastaman Now. 3) Blood In The Sky. 4) Just The Two Of Us. 5) European Common Market. 6) Stand Up Wise Up. 7) Pushing Inside. 8) Love Upside Down. 9) Let's Go Dancing In The Rain.
 [Label: JML Music Production (Lp: 1986), JML Records (Lp: 1989)]
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.1998 - Loving Vibration
(Original Press):
"Loving Vibration" 1998 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Loving Vibration. 2) Let The People Go. 3) You Don't Know. 4) Tired Of Runnings. 5) Ups And Down. 6) Wake Up Everybody. 7) Rock You Rock. 8) Wynie Wynie. 9) Stop Taking Drugs. 10) Run Come. 11) My Own Way. 12) I'il Be Your Friend.
[Label: JML Music (Cd: 1998)(Digital Release: 2005)]
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.2000 - Confirmation
(Original Press):
"Confirmation" 2000 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Can't Stop Rastaman Now. 2) Blood In The Sky. 3) Pushing Inside. 4) Jah Jah Some Love. 5) Make We Rock So. 6) To Be Loved. 7) Kude A Bamba. 8) Stand Up Wise Up. 9) European Common Market. 10) Sunrise Sunset. 11) Rain And Fire.
[Label: JML Records (Cd: 2000)(Digital Release: 2005)]
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.2006 - Reaching Out
(Original Press):
"Reaching Out" 2006 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Crazy World. 2) Reaching Out. 3) Broke Your Foot. 4) One Step At A Time. 5) Unfolding. 6) Racism. 7) Pride And Joy. 8) Living In This World. 9) Women Struggle. 10) Such A Long Time. 11) Meet Me By The River. 12) Neocolonialism. 13) Mystery Babylon. 14) They Don't Like. 15) World Of Catastrophe.
[Label: JML Records (Cd: 2006)(Digital Release: 2006)]
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.2010 - Fire Up
(Original Press):
"Fire Up" 2010 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Rasta Revolution. 2) Dread Feelings. 3) Fire Up. 4) Come Back Darling. 5) Nuclear Graveyard. 6) Rain And Fire. 7) No Bread. 8) Hole In The Bucket. 9) Trouble Town. 10) 400 Years. 11) Good Old Days. 12) Lean On Jah.
[Label: JML Music (Cd: 2010)(Digital Release: 2010)]

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RAS MIDAS - CONTACTS:
Facebook Official Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Ras-Midas-The-Musical-Prophet-519704684730140/
Facebook Fan Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ras.midas.14?fref=ts

Website: www.RasMidas.com


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Ras Midas "Rasta Revolution"


Ras Midas and Asham Band Trouble Town Live in Dordrecht


Ras Midas with Asham Band 2015 - Reggae Jam


Ras Midas "Can't Stop Rastaman Now"


Ras Midas "Melchizedek"

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Biography by Nan Lewis, Entertainment Works

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A Huge thank you to Nan Lewis, Entertainment Works
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