1970s Reggae Music History

1970s Reggae Music History

First, it was Ska then came Rock-steady which was then transcend into Reggae music.

Reggae music came about in the 1970s, musicians such as Coxsone Dodd, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Leslie Kong, Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs and King Tubby are the names credited with the birth of reggae music.

Even thou worldwide its known that reggae legend Bob Marley was responsible for taking Reggae Internationally, another name which cannot be left out of Reggae music from the 1970s is Dr. Jimmy Cliff.

In 1973, the film The Harder They Come starring Jimmy Cliff was released and introduced Jamaican music to cinema audiences outside of Jamaica.

1970s Reggae

1970s Reggae Music History In The United Kingdom

Chris Blackwell, who founded Island Records in Jamaica in 1960, relocated to England in 1962, where he continued to promote Jamaican music. He formed a partnership with Lee Gopthal's Trojan Records in 1968, which released reggae in the UK until bought by Saga records in 1974.

By the mid-1970s, authentic reggae dub plates and specials were getting some exposure in the UK on John Peel's radio show, who promoted the genre for the rest of his career.  Around the same time, British filmmaker Jeremy Marre documented the Jamaican music scene in Roots Rock Reggae, capturing the heyday of Roots reggae. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the UK punk rock scene flourished, and reggae was a notable influence.

Some Reggae artiste from the 1970s is Freddie Mckay, I-Roy, Glen Richards, Big Youth, Bob Andy, Bob Melody, Bob Marley, Culture, Dennis Brown, Dennis Walks, D Alcapone, Ernie Smith among many others.

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You Don't Care Riddim Released 1970s Not rated yet
NORA DEAN - BARB WIRE THE TECHNICS - YOU DON'T CARE WINSTON SCOTLAND - BUTTERCUP

Uptown Down Town & Vanity Ridddims Released 1970s Not rated yet
CORNELL CAMPBELL - ROPE RIGHT IN JOE TEX & U BROWN - FRIDAY EVENING MICHIGAN & SMILEY - UPTOWN DOWNTOWN LIN TAIT - TALKING LOVE INSTRUMENTAL - …

Still In Love & Take Five Riddims Released in 1970s Not rated yet
Still In Love Riddim ALTHEA & DONNA - UPTOWN TOP RANKING ALTON ELLIS - I'M STILL IN LOVE DILLINGER - THREE PIECE SUIT AND THING LADY PATRA …

Reggae Singles Pt. 3 from 1970s Not rated yet
BOB MARLEY & WAILER - SIMMER DOWN KEN BOOTHE & STRANGER - ARTIBELLA LEE PERRY - CHICKEN SCRATCH SKATALITES & ROLAND - TIMOTHY THE SKATALITES - I SHOULD …

Satta Massa Gana Riddim Released 1978 Not rated yet
ABBYSINIANS - SATTA MASSA GANA BONGO HERMAN - THUNDER STORM ABBYSINIANS - MABRAK BIG YOUTH - I PRAY THEE LLOYD CHAMERS - CHARMING VERSION PRINCE FARI …

Preasure & Slide , Queen of the mistreal and Real Rock Riddim Released 1970s Not rated yet
Preasure & Slide Riddim THE TENNORS - PREASURE & SLIDE U BROWN - PLEASE DOCTOR Queen of the Mistreal Riddim RANKING TREVOR - RUBBER …

Police & Thieves Riddim Released 1970s Not rated yet
JUNIOR MURVIN -PHILISTINES ON THE LAND EARL SMITH & THE UPSETTERS - BINGO KID GLEN DACOSTA - MAGIC TOUCH JAH LION - SOLDIER AND POLICE WAR JUNIOR MURVIN …

Money In my Pocket, Money Maker and Mother Lisa Riddim Released 1970s Not rated yet
Money in my Pocket Riddim BIG YOUTH - A SO WE STAY DENNIS BROWN - MONEY IN MY POCKET Money Maker Riddim IM & SOUND DIMENSION - …

Reggae Singles Pt. 2 from 1970s Not rated yet
FREDDIE MCKAY & I-ROY - SOME KIND A WONDERFUL GLENROY RICHARDS - WICK CAN'T RUN AWAY AL CAMPBELL - TAKE A RIDE version FREDDIE MCKAY - SOME KIND …

Reggae Singer Madoo Music From The 1970s Not rated yet
MADOO - COMING FROM TOWN MADOO - HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO HEAVEN MADOO - SISTER SUE

Best Reggae Love Songs From the 1970s Not rated yet
ARTIST - RIDE LIKE LIGHTENNING FREDDIE MCKAY - LOVE IS A TREASURE GAYLETS - SILENT RIVER HOPETON LEWIS - TAKE IT EASY JUDY MOWATT - IT MUS BE HIM …

Let The Power Fall Riddim released 1971 Not rated yet
U ROY JUNIOR - AUNT KEREBA MAX ROMEO - TAKE THAT ROD MAX ROEO - LET THE POWER FALL ON I DERRICK MORGAN - GIVE THANKS HIGH NOTE PLAYERS - TIP TOP AFFAIR …

Keep Knocking & Let Me Love Riddim Released 1970s Not rated yet
JACOB MILLER - KEEP ON KNOCKING LONE RANGER - NATTY DREAD ON THE GO TRINITY - JOHN SAW THEM COMMING U BROWN - THIS OLD MAN Let Me Love You Riddim

How could I & informer Riddim Released in the 1970s Not rated yet
How Could I Riddim DENNIS BROWN - HOW COULD I LEAVE PRINCE MOHAMMED -BUBBLING LOVE Informer Riddim DENNIS BROWN - YOUR LOVE GOT …

Reggae Singles Pt#1 from 1970s Not rated yet
ETHIOPIAN KINGS - INSTRUMENTAL MICHAEL PROPHET - POVERTY ROD TAYLOR - ETHIOPIAN KINGS DILLINGER - RONDOMPIZER BARRY BROWN - TOURIST SEASON ERNIE …

Clappers Regge single released in the 1970s Not rated yet
BIG YOUTH - BLOOD MONEY CORNELL CAMPBELL - IF I WERE A CARPENTER CULTURE - JAH JAH SEE DEM A COME CULTURE - ZION GATE DENNIS BROWN - AIN'T THAT LOVING …

Ain't No Sunshine Riddim Released 1973 Not rated yet
AUGUSTUS PABLO - THUNDER CLAP BILL WITHERS - AIN'T NO SUNSHINE DR ALIMANTADO - BEST DRESSED CHICKEN IN TOWN DR ALIMANTADO - OIL CRISIS DR ALIMANTADO …

A Love I Can Feel Released 1975 Not rated yet
CORNELL CAMPBELL - GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME DENNIS ALCAPONE, JOHN HOLT - A LOVE I CAN FEEL DENNIS BROWN - LOVE I CAN FEEL PRINCE JAZZBO - STRAIGHT TO I …

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