Schoolboy Williams takes No 1 spot in world 200m rankings... and has a British passport
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Friday 20 August 2010
Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey was one of the founding texts of 1970s roots reggae, an album which confirmed to the growing crossover British market that Bob Marley may just be the tip of a huge wave of talent about to break out of Jamaica.
Friday 16 July 2010
Given she released her fifth album last month, it seems unfair to call Macy Gray a one-hit-wonder. Still, nothing she has produced has come close to breaking into the public consciousness the way "I Try" did when it was released back in 1999, and although she has kept on making music, it is not too much of a surprise that tonight this intimate venue is not completely full.
Friday 18 June 2010
Despite never making the UK charts, "Redemption Song" remains one of Bob Marley's defining songs. The closing track on his final studio album, 1980's 'Uprising', it's the sound of the reggae star signing off with special poignancy. It was written and rehearsed by Marley and the Wailers in the closing months of 1979, during the band's live shows for the 'Survival' album, but kept in the can. When Marley presented Island Records' Chris Blackwell with the tapes for 'Uprising', the following year, Blackwell nodded with pursed lips. Good as it was, he thought it lacked something. Marley took his point and the following day he returned with the outstanding "Redemption Song" which duly completed the album's running order.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
It is fair to say that Matisyahu is the world's premier Hasidic reggae artist. Admittedly, he doesn't have a lot of competition for that title, but the Brooklynite is no pretender.
Sunday 04 April 2010
He is Paul's son, and for about half the songs here there can be no mistaking the lineage.
Friday 19 March 2010
Vocals - Bob Marley
When you watch his performances you see he was a genuine star. He was socially aware and all legendary artists usually stand for something or break the mould in some way. He really raised Jamaica into the worldwide consciousness.
Friday 26 June 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
BNP leader Nick Griffin urged the police to "get a grip" of protesters who forced the party's MEPs to abandon their first joint press conference yesterday.
Friday 05 June 2009
Friday 01 May 2009
Friday 13 February 2009
Where are you?
I'm in Miami shooting the video for my single.
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