A slice of militant reggae as potent as it comes, Burning Spear’s ‘Marcus Garvey’ album encouraged a generation to find its Rastafari roots.
The best reggae singers range from the soul- and gospel-influenced to unique voices that could only come from within. Here are 20 of the greatest.
Burning Spear‘s first album to make significant waves was the brilliant Marcus Garvey in 1975 – for many, it is Rodney’s masterpiece and the seminal album for what has become known as...
Though 7” singles often drive a rabid reggae collectors market, the best reggae vinyl can take the shape of classic albums – as this guide to 10 essential reggae LPs shows.
In inner-city clubs young West Indians were meeting Mods, who loved the sharp style, and British youths’ love affair with Jamaican music grew ever stronger.
Caroline International has reissued four essential reggae collections featuring great Jamaican talents Third World, the Paragons, Burning Spear and Culture.
The well-established and deep-rooted links between reggae and punk are being celebrated on ‘Punky Reggae Selecta,' just out from Universal Music Catalogue.
Jamaica maintains its incredible output with numerous dancehall and roots reggae producers currently plying their trade in Kingston. Long may it continue!