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Text by Harry Hawks
"One of the true heroes of Jamaican roots music..." Steve Barrow
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Text by Harry Hawks
One of the most important and influential stylistic and artistic innovators of the second half of the twentieth century...
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Text by Jeremy Collingwood
A producer turned performer, Hudson always created music of worth and note that developed a very particular style over the 1970's. He never crossed into the mainstream but many people's collections feature his albums and singles. His death at the age of 42 saw reggae loose a maverick.
Date Added: Dec 27, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Ken Boothe, "one of the quintessential Jamaican soul voices", possesses the unerring ability to impart heartfelt emotion to even the most innocent, innocuous songs...
Date Added: Dec 20, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Sugar Minott's honesty shone through in everything that he ever did and his untimely death has sent shock waves throughout the reggae world.
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Female reggae singers are rare and successful female singers are even rarer... Marcia Griffiths is the most successful Jamaican female singer ever. She is unquestionably Jamaica's First Lady of Song.
Date Added: Nov 29, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Earl 'Sixteen' Daley has never stopped singing for those who care, not only about reggae music, but also about the message within the music.
Date Added: Nov 08, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
The Dub Inventor, was not only responsible for transforming the music making process but also the way we listen to and appreciate music in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Date Added: Oct 25, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Count Ossie was the foremost exponent of Rasta drumming; his bass drum adorned with Psalm 133 'Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity'. His presence continues to be felt as an intuitive act of faith demonstrating an unbroken link with Jamaican music's shared ancestral and cultural heritage.
Date Added: Oct 18, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Legendary London based sound system controller and record producer who has ceaselessly championed Rastafarian roots reggae over the last four decades.
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
One of the foremost vocal groups of the sixties and early seventies...
Date Added: Oct 04, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
The original 'singjay', Eek A Mouse, whose appeal has always been as big and broad as his super sized six foot six inches height. He has consistently broken down barriers and built bridges between the genres of roots, dance hall and 'crossover' reggae.
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
During the years that he reigned as King Yellow no one was able to come near Yellowman's popularity and he worked tirelessly throughout the eighties for every producer who had the wherewithal to record him...
Date Updated: Aug 29, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
The 'Original Front Tooth Gold Tooth Gun Pon Tooth Don Gorgon'... one of the most startlingly original and seriously contumacious dancehall deejays.
Date Added: Aug 02, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Although female vocalists are not particularly well represented in Jamaican music Hortense Ellis is rightly regarded throughout the reggae world as one of the island's finest ever singers...
Date Added: Jul 26, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Pioneering singer and songwriter who introduced Jamaican music to an international audience in the Sixties and early Seventies.
Date Added: Jul 19, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
The Skatalites worked together as a recording band from 1963 to 1965 but during those two incredibly creative years they established the template for all that followed.
Date Added: Jul 12, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Throughout his fruitful and varied career Cedric 'I'm' Brooks conducted a continuous lifelong musical investigation that defied categorisation and that consistently challenged and broke down cultural and social preconceptions...
Date Added: Jul 05, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
Compared to a number of his contemporaries Delroy Wilson never seemed to be really respected or recognised outside of the traditional reggae audience. But he is one of the greatest singers and songwriters to ever come out of Jamaica... a country justifiably famed for its singers and songwriters.
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
The world's top selling Jamaican artist Shaggy has achieved more UK & USA Number One hits than any other reggae act...
Date Added: Jun 07, 2017