With ‘Handsworth Revolution,’ Steel Pulse proved they had plenty to say, creating a landmark release in UK reggae in the process.
The Grammy-winning British roots reggae collective from Birmingham were founded by Basil Gibbidon and David Hinds.
With the release of their third album, ‘UB44’, UB40 created a fan favourite and edged towards their patented pop-reggae sound of ‘Labour Of Love’.
The album made the UK Top 10 and is now widely regarded as one of British reggae's most essential releases.
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.
Rico Rodriguez, the esteemed trombone player who was a member of the Specials and Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, has died at the age of 80.
The well-established and deep-rooted links between reggae and punk are being celebrated on ‘Punky Reggae Selecta,' just out from Universal Music Catalogue.