The history of reggae surely would have been much less interesting without the magnificent voice in falsetto of Cornell Campbell and his great versatility: features which placed him in the pantheon of great Jamaican singers. Born in 1945, he began recording music for Studio One during the ska era when he was only eleven. His…
Thanks to his incredible mix of technical and inventive capacity, Beenie Man is one of the biggest dancehall artists of the entire reggae history. He has always created brilliant tracks with all kinds of rhythms. He was born in 1973 and he already started to frequent the dancehalls and recording studios in the late seventies…
The English band Steel Pulse is still one of the most prestigious roots reggae bands with perfomances throughout the whole world. They started in the sixties witnessing the frustration and hopes of the population of Handsworth, the densely populated Carribean neighbourhood of Birmingham. In their beginnings in the first years of the sixties, their sound…
The Congos are one of the most extraordinary names of the roots reggae from the seventies. The vocal band was composed of Cedric Myton, Roy Johnson and Watty Burnett. Actually, the Congos were a duo and it was Lee Perry’s great idea to add Watty Burnett’s baritone. Lee Perry started to produce their extraordinary vocal…
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