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Bunny Wailer obituary
Founder member of the Wailers whose debut solo album Blackheart Man is regarded as one of reggae’s finest

Peter Mason

04, Mar, 2021 @12:56 PM

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The Guardian view on two-tone nostalgia: the pride of Coventry | Editorial
Editorial: Britain’s city of culture for 2021 is rightly celebrating a musical movement that still carries a potent message

Editorial

11, Feb, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Bob Marley's 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As Tuff Gong releases a limited edition series of Marley albums, we pick the greatest work of reggae’s biggest star

Alexis Petridis

19, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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A thousand teardrops: how doo-wop kickstarted Jamaica's pop revolution
A pair of new compilations trace the roots of reggae’s sublime songcraft back to the influence of 1950s crooners, with their close harmonies and swooning romance

Sean O’Hagan

12, Oct, 2020 @2:44 PM

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White Riot review – rebellion and tough truths in music's war on racism
Rubika Shah’s documentary explores Rock Against Racism, which united punk, ska, reggae and new wave against the National Front in the 1970s

Peter Bradshaw

18, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Toots Hibbert: his 10 most essential recordings
A pioneer and one of reggae’s sharpest, most relatable songwriters, Hibbert’s 55-year career was full of great music

Lloyd Bradley

14, Sep, 2020 @1:30 PM

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Toots Hibbert's last interview: 'Don’t take life for granted, be careful, be strong'
‘My lucky charms are my songs’, the late reggae icon told Miranda Sawyer as he promoted his final album, Got to Be Tough

Miranda Sawyer

12, Sep, 2020 @2:59 PM

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Toots Hibbert obituary
Singer and songwriter with Toots and the Maytals who took reggae to global audiences

Peter Mason

12, Sep, 2020 @9:09 AM

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Toots Hibbert, pioneering reggae star, dies aged 77
Frontman of Toots and the Maytals helped make reggae globally famous

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Sep, 2020 @7:40 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 2, The Specials – Ghost Town
The remarkable, dark power of this song, with its harrowing wail of a chorus, plunges you straight back into the anger, violence and despair of the early 80s

Alexis Petridis

04, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Bone-shaking bass, costumes on wheels and the joy of jerk chicken: a guide to Notting Hill Carnival
Where’s the best spot to watch the floats? What’s the tastiest food? And which songs will be this year’s earworms? Our writers check out the word on the street

Lanre Bakare, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Maxine-Laurie Marshall

20, Aug, 2019 @9:42 AM

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The Specials review – veteran fighters strike a chord with young recruits
The highly influential band bring their 40-year campaign against injustice to a new generation of music fans

Caroline Sullivan

16, Apr, 2019 @11:42 AM

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