Archived Pages from 20th Century!!
I'll add more as time permits.
One of the original members of the Wailers, Peter Tosh went on to become a star in his own right. He wrote many songs about fighting oppression and injustice, and others with a more peaceful, humanitarian outlook. He was killed in 1987 during a robbery at his home in Jamaica.
I'll find more and post them asap.
Jimmy Cliff is one of the originators of the Reggae sound. The movie "The Harder They Come" is a cult classic, (not because of Jimmy's acting). His songs are some of the more well known Reggae tunes. They include "You Can Get It, If You Really Want", "Sitting In Limbo", Wonderful World, Beautiful People", and "Many Rivers To Cross".
Third World is another Reggae band that has been around for a long time. They play a very wide range of musical styles. Their earlier albums were mostly "roots" style Reggae, but in later years they branched out into funk, dance-hall, and even a little rap. "Try Jah Love", "Now That We Found Love", and "96 Degrees in the Shade" are some of their songs.
The Melody Makers is a group made up of Bob Marley's children. They are; David "Ziggy", Steven, Cedella, and Sharon. Their musical style has covered many areas, also. Starting with a more "roots" feel, and progressing into hip-hop and funk. Their last album seems to be moving back to the "roots" sound. Some of their songs are; "Tomorrow People", "One Bright Day", and "Lee and Molly".
I'll add more as I find them.
Now we're going to move along to more general Reggae links.
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