Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick “Duckie” Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. (wikipedia)
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Here is their famous song “Guess whos coming to dinner “
Toots & The Maytals are a jamaican reggae and ska music group, formed in 1963. Listen to their classic “Pressure Drop”, recorded in 1969, which was rated as No. 446 in the list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine:
Akua Kamau is an indie, blues, pop, reggae, jazz, ethnic musician from Jamaica. Listen to his nice piece “Cries Of The Ancestors” as a tribute to the african ancestors.
Chronixx is a roots musician from Jamaica, born in 1992. Listen to his song “Here Comes Trouble”:
Ijahman Levi (born 1946 in Manchester Parish, Jamaica as Trevor Sutherland) is a roots-reggae musician. His debut album, Haile I Hymn was released in 1978 under the label Iceland Records. His nickname Ijahman Levi he received after he converted to the Rastafari movement, as he sat 1972-1974 in prison.
Here is his song ” Jah is no secret” from his debut album “Haile i Hymn”
Rod Taylor is a reggae singer and producer, born in Jamaica, West Indies, recording since 1975 several albums . This one is from his 1980 album
Mr Money Man
Dave Barker (born David John Crooks, 10 October 1948, Franklyn Town, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae and rocksteady singer who has made a string of solo albums along with recordings as a member of The Techniques and as half of the duo Dave and Ansell Collins.
Here is his song “Your Love is a game “