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.
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”.
Less than 6 months after the Wailers released their first international album, Catch A Fire, the conflagration continued with the release of Burnin’...
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 1 April 1978.
Bob Marley’s 70th birthday year celebrations continue on September 25 with two vinyl box sets, ‘The Complete Island Recordings’ and a 'Collector’s Edition.’
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!