Grace Jones

Grace Jones’s sixth studio album Living My Life had “Nipple To The Bottle” as its lead single. The reggae and funk-flavored dance track was another collaboration between Jones and rhythm master Sly Dunbar. Jones’s scorn for her immature lover Jean Paul-Goude lit up dance floors and did well on theContinue Reading

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley and the Wailer’s 10th studio album Kaya was recorded at the same time as the music for Exodus released the previous year. Both albums were created during Marley’s two-year exile in England after he, his wife and manager were shot at his Jamaican home.  The warmth and easierContinue Reading

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Robbie Shakespeare

Influential bass player and producer Robbie Shakespeare died December 8th at the age of 68. He was one-half of the production duo Sly & Robbie with drummer Sly Dunbar. Shakespeare and Dunbar both natives of Jamaica, worked together in the Channel One Studio house band The Revolutionaries. They recognized greatContinue Reading

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Ziggy Marley by Kii Arens

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Maker’s sixth album Jahmekya was released in 1991. The family-based group of Marley with his siblings Stephen, Sharon and Cedella were Grammy winners and had a previous number one hit. Their past successes did not deter them from covering new sonic ground on Jahmekya. TheyContinue Reading

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