I proudly and humbly present to you a labor of love that was nearly two years in production and a lifetime in the making. My new CD, Prescriptions, is a collection of remedies that have helped us and our mothers and fathers to navigate the many emotions in our lives such as pain, confusion, narcissism, joy, anger, and mourning. The CD can be bought through this website and many other platforms listed below.
“Sankofa! He has done it again! The medicine man, Lawrence Watson, the truest keeper of the tradition that I know of, has provided Prescriptions. Not art for art’s sake, but music for the healing and restoration of the human spirit.
Educated in the tradition of our musician priest, Larry has used refined senses and ancestral knowledge to identify the medicine present in our musical environment; from pop to jazz to spirituals. In keeping with African traditions of healing, he has activated the medicinal power contained in each song through his Word Power. Watson as the elder has called together the ancestors, the forces of nature and the will of the Almighty in this sacred record(re-cord). The circle is unbroken.
Sankofa! The spirit of Truth is reborn. The message is clear. Through God’s power, self-reflection, love, intimate communication and harmony with what is natural, we can and must save ourselves.” ~Philip Doran Bailey, Berklee alumnus and vocalist/percussionist for Earth, Wind & Fire
Here’s where you can buy/listen to Prescriptions:lawrencewatson.com
Lead Vocals: Lawrence Watson, Desmond Scaife, Jr. (on Man in the Mirror)
Backing Vocals: Ashwa Marshall, Kristina Waller, Desmond Scaife, Jr.Woodwinds: Richard Dye, Jack Sheehan, Pedro Moreno, Pat Loomis, Daniel Sagastume
Music recorded and mixed at Soundscape Studios in Boston, MA (soundscapeboston.com) and mastered at Capsule Labs in Los Angeles, CA (capsulelabs.com)
additional biographies on the personnel can be found at saveourselvesproductions.com - go to tab for “Prescriptions”