Review: “Ziggy Marley In Jamaica”

Reggae music is, of course, the hippie music of the 1970s.  Back then, reggae was a perfect soundtrack for all your smokin’ and tokin’ needs.  Bob Marley and the Wailers exploded into international stardom just as the hangover from the Sixties decade wore off.   Ziggy Marley has carried the torch of the Marley family since his father’s death in 1981.

Ziggy affixes his name to this new collection of old songs, from the Tuff Gong label started by his father – you can’t quibble with the choices here but it’s a little bit predictable.  Sure, there’s Toots and the Maytals, the Wailers, Peter Tosh, etc. doing some of their best-known songs.  Nothing here is anything less than a classic but, uh, where’s Bob Marley? 

Anyway, Ziggy Marley In Jamaica is a pretty good collection if you don’t already have this stuff.  If you get this and you’re intrigued, may I recommend The Harder They Come soundtrack next?  Yes, mon. 

MP3: “Book Of Rules” by the Heptones

MP3: “Better Must Come” by Delroy Wilson

Ziggy Marley official website

2 Responses to “Review: “Ziggy Marley In Jamaica””

  1. No better soundtrack for Reggae than ‘the harder they come’. An all-time great soundtrack for any movie…and a great movie too. Glad to see it mentioned.

  2. I would love to see ziggy, with his older children, i no they are beautiful toooo. I love what rita is doing, may god bless her,and she looks so darn good, and her skin is just beautiful. Like she said she is africa.

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