Johnny Osbourne – Mr. Marshall // Dub


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  • A1 - Mr Marshall Johnny Osbourne
  • A2 - Mr Marshall (Alt.Vocal Mix)
  • B1 - Mr Marshall Dub Mix 1
  • B2 - Mr Marshall Dub Mix 2

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Mr. Marshall by Johnny Osbourne was reissued in 2020 under the Jammy’s Records label. This album, which includes alternative vocal mixes and dub mixes, showcases Osbourne’s talent and versatility.

The lyrics of “Mr. Marshall” are a social and political critique, characteristic of reggae songs of the time. It begins with the assertion that “the meek shall inherit the earth,” a reference to a well-known biblical scripture. The song then directly addresses various authority figures, including the marshal, the general, the sheriff, and the lieutenant, criticizing them for their actions. The lyrics suggest that these authority figures are causing suffering and death, and call for change. The song also emphasizes the importance of justice and equality, with the repeated assertion that “Jah is not partial.” Overall, the lyrics of “Mr. Marshall” are a powerful call to action and social justice.

Johnny Osbourne – Mr. Marshall – 80s – Jamaica – King Jammy’s – Roots – Dancehall – Steppers – Dub – Common Ground International – UK – Reissue