Whether they fronted bands or made a name for themselves as a solo artist, here are the 20 best reggae singers of all time. There are his songs, which spoke to the world not only of love, but of struggle and redemption. There is his role as the prophet who took reggae to places it had never been heard. Bob Marley conquered all the styles of Jamaican music that had developed from the early 60s onwards until his untimely death in he was a ska star with The Wailers; he sang silky soul with the same group, matching the glories of The Impressions and Moonglows, the US vocal groups they looked up to. He sang gospel. He made glorious rocksteady songs that revealed his ability to be both cheekily salacious, romantic and political.
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Top Reggae Songs
Jamaica gained independence in and about that time reggae music emerged. Reggae music has influenced the world and even started a few other genres of music. Over the years on my radio show , with the help of Clinton Lindsay, I compiled a list of songs from requests from listeners and past top songs lists. About My Radio Show: My show is called Reggae Voyage is based out of Middletown, Connecticut and the purpose is to educate, inform, inspire and entertain the audience about the rich culture and heritage of our West Indian people on a positive level through music. The show airs on WESU Listen live at www. About the Author: Donovan Longmore is an avid entrepreneur who has over 25 years in the entertainment, finance and healthcare industries.
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Criteria: This top songs list contains the classic Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dancehall and Dub songs from Jamaica along with newer songs from Reggae artists in the U. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity as well as influence and impact in Reggae music. Note: These are Reggae songs by Reggae artists.
Bob Marley probably could have 50 songs himself. But this list represents the various subgenres of reggae and contains many hits that are still played at reggae clubs all the time. The Harder They Come — Jimmy Cliff: This song epitomizes the resilient determined sprit of reggae music, its pride its pain and its passion 2. Legalize It — Peter Tosh: The ultimate marijuana anthem 4. Night Nurse — Gregory Isaacs: A beautiful melancholy love song by 8. Ghetto Red Hot — Supercat: This song shows the realities of political violence and gangsterism in Jamaica with the bravado of the gunmen that live it.