Bob Marley
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers
Dance Hall Style
Marcia Griffiths

Reggae » Roots Reggae

A cross between American rock and ska/rock steady, Roots Reggae is typified by strong vocals and devoutly rasta lyrics; it is perhaps the most easily accessible form of reggae, and the most successful globally. Roots reggae emerged during the early 1970s, immediately following the development of rocksteady.

Roots Reggae Artists Highlights

Bob Marley
Bob Marley
Marcia Griffiths
Marcia Griffiths
Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh
Sly & Robbie
Sly & Robbie
Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Roots Reggae Album Highlights

Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley & the Wailers / ...
Legend: The Best of Bob ...
Dance Hall Style
Horace Andy
Dance Hall Style
Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Cornbread
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Roast Fish, Collie Weed & ...
Super Ape
Lee "Scratch" Perry / The ...
Super Ape
The Harder They Come [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come ...
Trojan Box Set: Tighten Up
Various Artists
Trojan Box Set: Tighten Up

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Roots Reggae Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers
King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo
Legalize It Peter Tosh
Return of Django The Upsetters
Roast Fish and Cornbread Lee "Scratch" Perry
What You Gonna Do Freddie McGregor
East of the River Nile Augustus Pablo
Natty Don't Fear U-Roy
War The Wailing Souls
Time Will Tell Johnny Clarke

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