Godfather of Rocksteady Music & Timelines Tunes : Alton Ellis

As we honor the trailblazers who shaped the island’s vibrant music scene. we shine a light on Alton Ellis, the legendary vocalist whose velvety tones and inventive approach have etched an enduring legacy in reggae history. From his humble beginnings in Trenchtown to reigning as the “Godfather of Rocksteady,” Ellis’ journey is a testament to […]

Exciting News: Romain Virgo to Drop Fourth Studio Album, “The Gentle Man”

Jamaican reggae star Romain Virgo is set to share his fourth studio album, The Gentle Man, on March 1. The twelve-track project will be out digitally and on CD via VP Records. The Gentle Man is Romain Virgo’s most candid body of work to date. The singer questions deconstructs, and affirms his beliefs, sharing clear-eyed perspectives […]

Best Reggae Album GRAMMY Award – Julian Marley and Antaeus

Julian Marley and Antaeus clinch the prestigious 2024 GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album with their outstanding collaboration, “Colors of Royal.” Marley, a two-time GRAMMY nominee, joins forces with producer Alexx Antaeus, crafting an 8-track masterpiece featuring a dynamic mix of talents, including Notnice, Mr. Sonic, Sean Alaric, and Prince Productions. Departing from traditional roots […]

Fred Locks -‘Black Star Liner’

Fred Locks’ 1976 LP Black Star Liner sits on any short list of classics from Reggae’s golden era of the 1970s. The LP, available again in a newly remastered edition, evokes the earnest vision of repatriation that Marcus Garvey articulated and attempted to actualize a century ago. Writers Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton put the […]

Beyond the Legend: Peter Tosh’s Case for Jamaica’s Ultimate Musical Icon

Exploring Jamaica’s rich musical heritage often centers around the legendary Bob Marley, an iconic figure in reggae. However, amid Marley’s acclaim, Peter Tosh stands as a figure often overlooked, despite his substantial impact on Jamaican music. This blog delves into Tosh’s multifaceted talents and argues why he deserves recognition as Jamaica’s foremost musical export. Guitar […]

Exciting Announcement: Christopher Ellis to Headline Bournemouth Reggae 2024

Bournemouth Reggae proudly unveils Christopher Ellis as one of the headlining acts for their anticipated 2024 event. Meet Christopher Ellis: A Musical Legacy Born on March 12, 1982, in South London, Christopher Lamour Ellis carries the illustrious lineage of the legendary King of Rock Steady, Alton Ellis OD, as his son. Christopher’s musical journey began […]

New Reggae Christmas Album

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A diverse cast of artists reimagined nine holiday classics, with Christopher Martin working his magic on the joyous “This Christmas,” Shuga dazzling on Mariah Carey’s seasonal blockbuster “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and Mikey Spice putting his spin on “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You).” Dean Fraser and Clive Hunt split production […]

MILLIE SMALL – JAMAICA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL STAR

When Millicent Small’s 1962 cover of Barbie Gaye’s “My Boy Lollipop” exploded onto the international pop scene, it simultaneously transformed the career of Miss Small and her producer, Chris Blackwell, whose prescience would help to globalize Jamaican culture in the decades to come. The first international star to come out of Jamaica, Millie Small was […]

Singer, Cool Ruler

​​Iconic reggae and dancehall producer, King Jammy (Lloyd James), digs into his master recording archive and brings the legendary Gregory Isaacs’ late 1980s/1990s digi catalog to a new generation by pairing him with veterans Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Chaka Demus, Alborosie, Bunny General, and Ras Shiloh and now generation artists Jesse Royal, Projexx, Aza Lineage, […]

POLICE IN HELICOPTER’ CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

VP / Greensleeves Records will celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Holt’s iconic Police in Helicopter LP by issuing a rare 1983 12-inch single mix – informally known as the ‘Sirens Mix’ – to streaming. It is presented in its original form alongside two additional edits and a comic-book-style illustration by the artist Spliffington. It […]