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"One love, one heart, let's get together and feel alright."

This line from the song, "One Love/People Get Ready", is a basic theme in Reggae. Universal love, peace, and justice have always been ingredients that make Reggae meaningful and powerful. I have played many types of music, but when I started doing Reggae, my whole outlook on music changed. I see it as a way to bring people together. All races, religions, and age groups seem to enjoy Reggae. The joy I experience when I see people dancing and singing along, gives me a feeling inside that is hard to describe. It is a happiness that flows through my entire being. This is a list of some of my favorite Reggae artists, the ones that have had the most influence on my life.



The first name that comes to most people's minds when you mention Reggae is Bob Marley. He was a poet, prophet, freedom fighter, and emancipator. With the Wailers, he brought Reggae to the forefront of popular music without compromising his principals. His life was cut short by cancer in 1981, at the age of 36. His legacy lives on.

I'll add more as time permits.

ToshOne 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 CliffJimmy 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 WorldThird 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.

Melody MakersThe 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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