Feb 03 2012
This is probably my favorite Reggae band other than listening to Bob Marley. Steel Pulse definitely has a sound of their own. Personally I love the song “Man no Sober.” But all of their albums are rich in traditional reggae sound and their lead singer has an incredible voice.
Anyone who knows Reggae knows who Jimmy Cliff is.
The only band on this list with a white singer. How he’s white is still something I don’t understand to this day. But I think everyone knows who UB40 is.
This group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Duckie Simpson always maintaining group control and ownership. Their album Anthem, featuring the hit single “What is Life?” won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.
Israel Vibration is a reggae harmony trio, originating from Kingston, Jamaica. Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin, Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig, and Cecil “Skelly” Spence all overcame childhood polio, and went on to be one of the most successful roots groups to form in Jamaica in the late 1970s
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