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Third World — Satta Massagana
Album: Ultimate Collection
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Released: 2001
Length: 6:43
Plays (last 30 days): 3
There is a land far far away
Where there's no night, there's only day
Look into the book of life and you will see
That there's a land far far away
That there's a land far far away

The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords
Sit upon His throne and He rules us all
Look into the book of life and you will see
That He rules us all
That He rules us all

The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords
Sit upon His throne and He rules us all
Look into the book of life, and you will see
That He rules us all
That He rules us all

There is a land far far away
Where there's no night, there's only day
Look into the book of life and you will see
That there's a land far far away
That there's a land far far away

Satta Massagana Ahamlack
Ulaghize
Satta Massagana Ahamlack
Ulaghize, ulaghize, ulaghize, ulaghize
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 By_The_River wrote:

The Abyssians have a better version of the same song. 
 




I think you're right because the vocals sound different from what I remember hearing on this song.  I must have first heard the Abyssinians because they are the originals of it.  
 h8rhater wrote:

So sad that 5 people (okay, 4 and the OP) chose to up-vote this one-dimensional comment.  Perhaps you all wear the same uniform?

"You start wearin' blue and brown
And (workin' for the clampdown)
"
17 plays on the World/Etc mix in the last 30 days you say.  Well, its little wonder that I never put that particular mix on....cause...well, 17 plays...
This performance touches my soul.....
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

In the same way one can tell a genre is, say, country, or rock, or techno, or. . . well any other genre. 

It's OK to say you don't like reggae - you were probably conditioned not to at some point. But one dimensional it is NOT. However, to know this one has to listen to all its variants and I'd guess you are not going to do that in a hurry. 

In the mean time. . . like a previous poster mentioned. . . just step back so we have a little more room on the dance floor. Thank you :) 
 

Reggae does sound similar, but so does classical. Beethoven, Bach et al. Indistinguishable unless you're listening to a modern movie score like Star Wars. Also, reggae rhythms are more complicated then they appear.   
 ramsay wrote:
Good reminder, thanks - just sent $10

 
meloman wrote:

I agree. It's one of the reasons I send a few bucks to Bill and Rebecca every month. Radio Paradise is the best. Period.


 

 
I took the view that I would expect to pay a small fee for a music service, XM in the car, Spotify, the other one I forgot... but the point is, most services require a 'subscription fee' for their premium at least, or no ads

So I set up a recurring payment to RP because for the value I get, and the enjoyment, I see no reason to not help support Bill and Rebecca. 
 EricSnider wrote:
I just signed up for RP. Does that station do blocks of music that are similar, like this world music segment, or is it more eclectic. And is it just the one channel? I presume it is.

It's a good place to get turned on to world music I haven't heard. Bring on King Sunny Ade, who I love.


 
Try the RP World/Etc. Mix!
I just signed up for RP. Does that station do blocks of music that are similar, like this world music segment, or is it more eclectic. And is it just the one channel? I presume it is.

It's a good place to get turned on to world music I haven't heard. Bring on King Sunny Ade, who I love.


Good reminder, thanks - just sent $10

 
meloman wrote:

I agree. It's one of the reasons I send a few bucks to Bill and Rebecca every month. Radio Paradise is the best. Period.


 

+1 to 7 on this multi-dimensional reggae cut...LLRP!!
 ziakut wrote:
I'm sorry...but I strongly feel that reggae is so one-dimensional. The message in lyrics change and can be powerful and meaningful...but the foundation of music is almost nearly always the same. Almost like a large group of individuals in the military all wearing the same uniform...yet each individual wearing the similar garb is uniquely different. 
 
So sad that 5 people (okay, 4 and the OP) chose to up-vote this one-dimensional comment.  Perhaps you all wear the same uniform?
get you some C.B.D paste,rub it on yer elbows and give thanks.
ok, jeezz, totally love the  mix. RP
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

In the same way one can tell a genre is, say, country, or rock, or techno, or. . . well any other genre. 

It's OK to say you don't like reggae - you were probably conditioned not to at some point. But one dimensional it is NOT. However, to know this one has to listen to all its variants and I'd guess you are not going to do that in a hurry. 

In the mean time. . . like a previous poster mentioned. . . just step back so we have a little more room on the dance floor. Thank you :) 
 
It's a bit of a loaded comment to say 'It's OK to say you don't like reggae - you were probably conditioned not at some point'.  I don't particularly like Europop, nobody 'conditioned' me to not like it, I just don't like it. I love some reggae but I also understand why some people don't like it. That's the great thing about music, peoples' tastes often converge and then mysteriously divide. Don't overthink it.
 ziakut wrote:
I'm sorry...but I strongly feel that reggae is so one-dimensional. The message in lyrics change and can be powerful and meaningful...but the foundation of music is almost nearly always the same. Almost like a large group of individuals in the military all wearing the same uniform...yet each individual wearing the similar garb is uniquely different. 
 
I'm sorry, but that's a ridiculous characterization of any musical genre.  Nuance exists everywhere...if you are willing to put in the time and humility to discover it.   
Psychedelic Reggae. Love it!
 ziakut wrote:
I'm sorry...but I strongly feel that reggae is so one-dimensional. The message in lyrics change and can be powerful and meaningful...but the foundation of music is almost nearly always the same. Almost like a large group of individuals in the military all wearing the same uniform...yet each individual wearing the similar garb is uniquely different. 
 
In the same way one can tell a genre is, say, country, or rock, or techno, or. . . well any other genre. 

It's OK to say you don't like reggae - you were probably conditioned not to at some point. But one dimensional it is NOT. However, to know this one has to listen to all its variants and I'd guess you are not going to do that in a hurry. 

In the mean time. . . like a previous poster mentioned. . . just step back so we have a little more room on the dance floor. Thank you :) 
 oldsaxon wrote:

I suppose so. Like metal bands...or folkies...or female pop stars...or opera singers...Fado singers....or ....or....or....

 I could do with some Fado about now.
What are the bird chirping sounds in the background at the beginning of the song?
 VH1 wrote:
{#Stop} reggae for the elevator!

 
Iyaric!
{#Stop} reggae for the elevator!
Nice! {#Cool}
Reggae music smells like pot, which isn't a bad thing. ;) 
Smooooothhhh! {#Cheers}
jamming at the desktop speakers up! loving it {#Bananasplit}
 d00kie wrote:
  WOW!

Wackie Packs!


A lot of good things going on in this song.
 ziakut wrote:
I'm sorry...but I strongly feel that reggae is so one-dimensional. The message in lyrics change and can be powerful and meaningful...but the foundation of music is almost nearly always the same. Almost like a large group of individuals in the military all wearing the same uniform...yet each individual wearing the similar garb is uniquely different. 

 
Your apology is accepted. Now move over n let the people dance!
It was pretty good until the vocals started.
Second'ing the Abyssians version.
The Abyssians have a better version of the same song. 
 
 ziakut wrote:
I'm sorry...but I strongly feel that reggae is so one-dimensional. The message in lyrics change and can be powerful and meaningful...but the foundation of music is almost nearly always the same. Almost like a large group of individuals in the military all wearing the same uniform...yet each individual wearing the similar garb is uniquely different. 
 
I suppose so. Like metal bands...or folkies...or female pop stars...or opera singers...Fado singers....or ....or....or....
I'm sorry...but I strongly feel that reggae is so one-dimensional. The message in lyrics change and can be powerful and meaningful...but the foundation of music is almost nearly always the same. Almost like a large group of individuals in the military all wearing the same uniform...yet each individual wearing the similar garb is uniquely different. 
I love this R band. So Many good memories.
 Ericac wrote:
I thought I had a deep music library but RP just keeps showing me I only have a tip of the iceberg. You just keep pulling them out of the blue! Love it.
 
I agree. It's one of the reasons I send a few bucks to Bill and Rebecca every month. Radio Paradise is the best. Period.


These guys take their reggae seriously!
I spent some time in Ghana and heard a lot of reggae, including this one.  Always liked reggae even though I'm a non-believer.
love the frogs
Well, I, for one, LIKE getting turned on to Christian music I can relate to. This is certainly one. Most of the contemporary Christian songbook doesn't fry my bacon, perhaps because most of the artists remind me of the Cowsills? Hence the reason why I'm here.
Bizzarefall wrote:
Then just groove on the tune itself - the music is great.
Word. There's great music from lots of religions that I don't believe in. It's the fact that the musicians are playing from their own hearts that matters.
Jaaa mon!
Now these guys were super-cool! Great to hear this again!
....makes me redefine my taste for reggae, pretty close to unexistant up to this point....ain't that something?
I thought I had a deep music library but RP just keeps showing me I only have a tip of the iceberg. You just keep pulling them out of the blue! Love it.
graemea wrote:
Trivia for you: the lead guitarist in this band is the son of Jamaica's former minister of finance and is a high calibre cellist. It was always a feature of their shows that he would whip out a cello and wow the crowds.
That's cool! I posted on another one of their tracks that I actually rented my amp out to him for their show in town a few years ago. Helluva nice guy, as was most of the band. Like I mentioned elsewhere, my favorite part was after the show when we were shooting the bull I asked him how he liked the amp and he said "Fontostic ahhmp, mon!" Awesome!
excellent! ty RP!
Wonderful, love the keyboard!
Drip-drop-blah. Marginal at best.
Kinda' fresh.
MMMM, I like!
Hmm. More Songs of Praise. I like the reggae sound, but some of the more religious lyrics make me feel like I'm listening to Onward Christian Soldiers ;-|
freeone1 wrote:
...and at the end!
It's funny, but if you go to the Caribbean, this is what the night sounds like, pretty much. Night creatures just begin to call out to each other from sun down to sun up. Having inherited my dad's love of these guys, the liner notes say that they just stuck a mic outside and recorded the night noise for ambience. Trivia for you: the lead guitarist in this band is the son of Jamaica's former minister of finance and is a high calibre cellist. It was always a feature of their shows that he would whip out a cello and wow the crowds.
Good remake that manages to add something new with the guitar and flute(?) solos. Nice.
faaar better than any modern jam band. PHISH SUCK MY ****!!!
Cool man cool.
stoney....
sarah_mae wrote:
does anyone else hear swamp frogs in the background at the start of this?
...and at the end!
I don't care who they're talking about, I'm dancin' and it's 3:22 am! Thanks for this one Bill!
people thinking otherwise, would those be the same people insisting there's a "He"? trekhead wrote:
Maybe...just maybe you can't wrap your head around the concept that He rules all, despite your disbelief. The Sun was still in the center of our Solar system before/despite people thinking otherwise. You choosing not to be His subject is a different matter.
Bakana wrote:
can live without the preaching.enough of that elsewhere.
Then just groove on the tune itself - the music is great.
you mean it does not say "bee's rule us all"? I am so glad!! Bee's are so scary... eagle333 wrote:
It's still Christian in it's overtones, generic Christian maybe, but not everyone is. The line "He rules us all" is objectionable to those of us who are not sheep. This supposedly generic "He" does not rule me. It is typical Judeo-Christian propaganda that Christians throw around assuming that everyone follows their beliefs.
The name Rastafari comes from Ras (Duke) Tafari Makonnen, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie I.
She rules all...
eagle333 wrote:
It's still Christian in it's overtones, generic Christian maybe, but not everyone is. The line "He rules us all" is objectionable to those of us who are not sheep. This supposedly generic "He" does not rule me. It is typical Judeo-Christian propaganda that Christians throw around assuming that everyone follows their beliefs.
Maybe...just maybe you can't wrap your head around the concept that He rules all, despite your disbelief. The Sun was still in the center of our Solar system before/despite people thinking otherwise. You choosing not to be His subject is a different matter.
I thought Rastafarians revered Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930-1974, even though Mr Selassie didn't know anything about it, or endorse it. He assumed the title Ras (ruler) and his name was Tafari. Bongs away.
does anyone else hear swamp frogs in the background at the start of this?
can live without the preaching.enough of that elsewhere.
eagle333 wrote:
It's still Christian in it's overtones, generic Christian maybe, but not everyone is. The line "He rules us all" is objectionable to those of us who are not sheep. This supposedly generic "He" does not rule me. It is typical Judeo-Christian propaganda that Christians throw around assuming that everyone follows their beliefs.
Lighten up.
eagle333 wrote:
It's still Christian in it's overtones, generic Christian maybe, but not everyone is. The line "He rules us all" is objectionable to those of us who are not sheep. This supposedly generic "He" does not rule me. It is typical Judeo-Christian propaganda that Christians throw around assuming that everyone follows their beliefs.
You will listen to someone! (At least thats what my husband tried to tell me...)
lester wrote:
First chance to listen to this closely. A complex sound. Awfully good.
Most of their stuff is such...
First chance to listen to this closely. A complex sound. Awfully good.
I was amazed to hear the intro as I recognised it from an Ernest Ranglin instrumental. He plays a unique blend of reggae & Jazz. Sure enough I looked up my copy of his CD Below the Bassline and there it was 'Satta Massagana'. Even more amazed to see that Ernest Ranglins version is on the review list. What a great place RP is! Congratulations everybody
Drummer4soul wrote:
One love, mon, one love
Which is, by the way, the name of one of Third World's albums. Now pass the dutchie, please ...
javafreek wrote:
I believe they're Rastafarians. And the 'he' is Jah. Rastafarianism is definitely a judeo-christian based religion.
One love, mon, one love
I believe they're Rastafarians. And the 'he' is Jah. Rastafarianism is definitely a judeo-christian based religion. mojoman wrote:
If you listen to Third World's entire output, there's no doubt that they're Christian. BTW, as Dylan said, "Everybody's gotta serve somebody."
eagle333 wrote:
It's still Christian in it's overtones, generic Christian maybe, but not everyone is. The line "He rules us all" is objectionable to those of us who are not sheep. This supposedly generic "He" does not rule me. It is typical Judeo-Christian propaganda that Christians throw around assuming that everyone follows their beliefs.
If you listen to Third World's entire output, there's no doubt that they're Christian. BTW, as Dylan said, "Everybody's gotta serve somebody."
GregX59 wrote:
Even though the religion can't be determined, this still bothers you? Faith can be such an ingrained part of people that to attempt to hide that faith for fear of offending or intimidating someone would be impossible. It's what made that artist who he or she is.
It's still Christian in it's overtones, generic Christian maybe, but not everyone is. The line "He rules us all" is objectionable to those of us who are not sheep. This supposedly generic "He" does not rule me. It is typical Judeo-Christian propaganda that Christians throw around assuming that everyone follows their beliefs.
mojoman wrote:
The first time I've heard Third World on RP! Wow! We need everything this excellent band has produced somewhere on the RP playlist!
I'm with you, mojo, & yet they barely rank a 5. How you figure that ?!
The first time I've heard Third World on RP! Wow! We need everything this excellent band has produced somewhere on the RP playlist!
Mugro wrote:
Thank you RP! I am going to the BVI tomorrow!!! I saw Third World at a reggae festival at Foxy's on Jost van Dyke last March. It was awesome!
Is it Raggae, world beat, latin? I'm so confused, but I like it!
Thank you RP! I am going to the BVI tomorrow!!! I saw Third World at a reggae festival at Foxy's on Jost van Dyke last March. It was awesome!
dis take me to a happy place :sunny.gif: :sunny.gif: :sunny.gif: :sunny.gif:
One of the better reggae songs, although I still think it's too long, but you never really know how big they roll 'em. Might take a while to finish one those 'Bob Marley' cones.
Nice. I note I'm spontaneously tapping my feet and swaying to-and-fro. Yes. Catchy.
Mot wrote:
There's some musical tallent here, but it doesn't speak my language.
Ooo baby is it ever speakin' mine!.... 8) .
FilmSurgeon wrote:
Like Joe Strummer sang, "Satta Massagana for Jimmy Dread, cut off his ears and chop off his head." Don't know what it means, but there it is.
I understand it means 'Give Thanks' in a language spoken in Ethiopia
Like Joe Strummer sang, "Satta Massagana for Jimmy Dread, cut off his ears and chop off his head." Don't know what it means, but there it is.
Not a bad track, though I'd swear the 'cosmic keyboard' bit is lifted straight out of the televised Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
There's some musical tallent here, but it doesn't speak my language.
eh. not my favorite, but i dont' hate it either. i can certainly appreciate the work that went into it. that's my head arguing with itself when i hear this song. it goes "god this shit sucks!" and then it goes "no it doesn't. it's just not a style that you particularly enjoy. be tolerant, you idiot!" how sad.
Jah Man !
This is a very happening, very cosmic song!! Thanx!! Bliss: Alamantra
I like. It\'s nice to have some diversity, and not just \"rock & roll\".
Not bad!
Great song, although the title is actually \"Satta Amasa Gana\".
Originally Posted by Heathen: Slightly religious for my tastes... but a mellow track anyways.
Even though the religion can't be determined, this still bothers you? Faith can be such an ingrained part of people that to attempt to hide that faith for fear of offending or intimidating someone would be impossible. It's what made that artist who he or she is.
Is 8? saying that this song is overplayed on RP? I have not heard it before. Its religiosity cannot bother me, because I cannot make out all the words. It is fine as background for working!
Yeah mon.... keep chillin\' Slightly religious for my tastes... but a mellow track anyways.
Reelaaaax mon! :)
I love a reggae beat!