Who Sang Roots (Back to a Way of Life)? Incognito

Incognito 100° and Rising cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Daniel Tenaglia, Darrell Martin
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Electronic Hip Hop Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz/Jazz-Funk/Acid Jazz
length: 5:42
producer: Jean-Paul Maunick
conductor: Simon Hale
lead vocals: Pamela Anderson
trumpet: Kevin Robinson
mixer: Simon Cotsworth
recording engineer: John Gallen and Simon Cotsworth
bass: Randy Hope-Taylor
alto saxophone: Bud Beadle
background vocals: Pamela Anderson, Barry Stewart and Joy Malcolm
guitar: Jean-Paul Maunick
percussion: Maxton "Gig" Beesley, Jnr.
trombone: Fayyaz Virji
strings arranger: Simon Hale
baritone saxophone: Bud Beadle
Clavinet: Gary Sanctuary
brass arranger: Fayyaz Virji
assistant engineer: Robin 'Grippa' Laybounre
drums (drum set): Maxton "Gig" Beesley, Jnr.
Rhodes piano: Peter Hinds
Lyrics
Living in a world
Where everything demands understanding
We try and find a way
Through the places and spaces in the game
We spend a long time running from ourselves
Before we can discover who we are

Talkin' 'bout roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Talkin' 'bout roots
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life

Take a step inside
Your cultural desires await you
We owe it to ourselves
To seek the primal spark that caused the flame
We spend a long time running from ourselves
Before we can discover who we are

Talkin' 'bout roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Talkin' 'bout roots
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life

Water is not stronger than the blood

Talkin' 'bout roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Talkin' 'bout roots
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life

Talkin' 'bout roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Talkin' 'bout roots
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life

Talkin' 'bout roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life
Talkin' 'bout roots
Back to a way of life
Roots, ah yah, yah
Back to a way of life


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Where Did We Go Wrong
  • 2 Good Love
  • 3 One Hundred and Rising
  • 4 Roots (Back to a Way of Life)
  • 5 Everyday
  • 6 Too Far Gone
  • 7 After the Fall (instrumental)
  • 8 Spellbound and Speechless
  • 9 I Hear Your Name
  • 10 Barmumba
  • 11 Millenium (instrumental)
  • 12 Time Has Come
  • 13 Jacob's Ladder (instrumental)

  • Release information
    label: Talkin’ Loud
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731452800022
    script: Latin