Whether fighting for the legalisation of cannabis or battling dark forces in politics, the best reggae protest songs spoke to their times yet continue to resonate today.
Uprising was the last album Bob Marley released in his lifetime. The day it reached the shops, Marley and the Wailers opened for Fleetwood Mac in Munich.
If any album was Bob Marley’s masterpiece, it was ‘Exodus’, housing a string of hits: ‘Jamming’, ‘Waiting In Vain’, ‘One Love’ and its title track.
After the long years of cult-hero status, Rastaman Vibration brought Bob Marley & the Wailers chart success, becoming the band’s first US Top 10 & UK hit.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
Exodus was still in the UK chart when its follow-up Kaya was released, a testament to Bob Marley’s phenomenal popularity and impressive work ethic.
Ask anyone to name just one reggae artist and most say Bob Marley - an icon of Jamaica & the music he helped make so popular, a true reggae music superstar.
Bob Marley & The Wailers - The inspiring stories behind the 11 legendary albums.
It’s difficult to describe the magic of Bob Marley's music. Treat yourself to one of our Bob Marley playlists and discover more about the reggae legend.
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Island supremo Chris Blackwell, together with the Wailers and I-Threes, compiled the unreleased recordings made during the years before Marley’s death.
Powerful, pointed and political, Survival was as close as Bob Marley came to producing a concept album, recorded in London and Tuff Gong studio in Kingston.
Babylon By Bus was a live double-album, recorded for the most part during a 3-night run of shows in June 1978 at the 10,000-capacity Pavillon de Paris.
'All the way from Trenchtown, Jamaica – Bob Marley and the Wailers.' So began one of the transcendent albums of the modern pop era... Live!
There is a school of thought which puts Natty Dread as Marley’s finest album, thus making it “the ultimate reggae album of all time”.