'All the way from Trenchtown, Jamaica – Bob Marley and the Wailers.' So began one of the transcendent albums of...
A turning point year in music history, 1981 had a host of classic albums. Here are just a few.
A memorial to an era that was already passing when it was released, The Harder They Come’ is an irrepressible record that gets you on your feet.
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.
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.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
Featuring new animation and vintage live footage from a Boston show in 1978, the new video celebrates International Reggae Day.
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.’
The typically inventive version features Collier's own harmonies and a trademark split-screen video that he directed, edited and arranged himself.
Island supremo Chris Blackwell, together with the Wailers and I-Threes, compiled the unreleased recordings made during the years before Marley’s death.
Exclusive tracks include Michael Kiwanuka’s rendition of ‘To Be Young, Gifted And Black’ and a rework of Janet Kay’s ‘Silly Games’ by Tiana Major9.
In 1971, the world was ready to shake off the 60s and move forward into an uncertain future.