Their innovative music put Jamaica on the map as a global force in music… Here are the 10 best reggae...
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.
With ‘Handsworth Revolution’, Steel Pulse proved they had plenty to say, creating a landmark release in UK reggae in the process.
Reggae stars had little to no global profile in the 60s and 70s, but a pair of Jamaican movies, ‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘Rockers’, instigated a change.
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.
A slice of militant reggae as potent as it comes, Burning Spear’s ‘Marcus Garvey’ encouraged a generation to find its Rastafari roots.
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.
The 1978 album featuring 'Is This Love' and 'Sun Is Shining' gets 40th anniversary reissue treatment.
The Rhode Island-based Ivy League school presented the star with the degree at its 250th commencement.
If ‘Exodus’ was the breakthrough album for Bob Marley and the Wailers in the UK, ‘Kaya’ was the consolidation. It made its UK chart debut on April 1, 1978.
The 1984 release became one of the all-time bestselling compilations around the world by any artist.
The 19-date trek is in support of the pair's much-acclaimed new album '44/876'.
Like Marley during his lifetime, the Bob Marley family dynasty has grown into a true reggae powerhouse on a global scale, through music, clothing & beyond.