Includes: Alton Ellis, Barrington Levy, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Desmond Dekker, Eek-A-Mouse, Eric Donaldson, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, and more!
This collection of Reggae hits spans the lifetime of the music and brings you the gems!
When you think about reggae, you probably think about Bob Marley. This artist is certainly the most iconic and widely acclaimed performer in the reggae genre, although there are so many other talented artists who are related to this genre and category. This style of music originated in Jamaica from the influences of various other forms, such as African folk, American Jazz and other sounds from the islands, such as Calypso, Mento or Ska, just to mention a few. Eventually, the genre evolved in many different directions, also influenced by the instruments available to the performers. Reggae can be played with an electric guitar, drums and bass, but he can also be played with laptop, drums and synths for a more modern edge! Anything goes and there are no set rules, except maybe for one: the key component of the reggae sound, regardless of the instrumental backdrop chosen by the artists, definitely remains rhythm. Reggae is known for its particularly chill and down-tempo grooves that are perfect to dance and relax. Instruments commonly associated with melodies and leads (such as guitars and keyboards) suddenly became parts of the rhythm, which created beautifully staggered textures along with the drums and percussion. On the other hand, bass lines are as lively as ever; moving frequently and creating beautiful sounds that propel tracks forward. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves rhythm and relaxed vibes!