Category: Reggae

Bob Marley – African Herbsman

Bob Marley – African Herbsman       Matthew Hilburn: ‘To Bob Marley’s emotionally charged music and lyrics, add the tight riddims and harmonies of the Wailers and then put all of that talent into the ceaselessly creative hands of production wizard Lee “Scratch” Perry. What you get is a 16-track reggae masterpiece capturing what […]

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Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta       David Jeffries: Coming up on his third decade of making music, Bob Marley’s eldest son Ziggy had already climbed the charts with a series of reggae-pop hits before doing some of that mid-career wandering that artists often do, going off on pleasing larks such as children’s albums […]

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Alpha Blondy – The Best Off Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy – The Best Off Alpha Blondy ‘Nathan Bush’ Alpha Blondy’s position in the history of reggae music is a direct reflection of his physical distance from the island of Jamaica. Born in the Ivory Coast, his music is the product of a wider cultural scope than his Jamaican counterparts, a fact evident in […]

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Peter Tosh – Legalize It

      Vik Iyengar: After years of being overshadowed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh left the Wailers to pursue a solo career. Released in 1976, Legalize It is a bold statement that Peter Tosh had arrived and was a creative force in his own right. Although he explores some issues of spirituality, this is […]

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Bob Marley – Legend

Bob Marley – Legend      Bob Marley – Legend is the twelfth album by Bob Marley & The Wailers, and the second posthumous album, released in 1984 by Island Records, catalogue BMW 1 in the United Kingdom and A1 90169 in the United States. It is a greatest hits collection of singles in its […]

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UB40 – Labour of Love II

UB40 – Labour of Love II  UB40 – Labour of Love II is the ninth album and second covers album by UB40, released in 1989. The album contained two Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hits – “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” peaked at #7, “The Way You Do the Things You Do” peaked […]

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