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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Juice on Bob Marley Takes Reggae Music Mainstream

For the 28 days of Black History Month the world's most notable music chart magazine/website Billboard's, The Juice pays homage to some of the musicians who have made music what it is today. Today, on the birthday of Jamaica's Reggae legend and icon Bob Marley, The Juice pays homage to Bob's impact on reggae and how he has made the music a global sensation.

"While the term "reggae" was coined around 1960 in Jamaica, it was reggae singer/songwriter Bob Marley that took the ragged style of dance music to a mainstream level in the later part of that decade."

"He was first the lead singer of the Wailers, which cut its first album of reggae music, "Best of The Wailers," in 1970. But it was when he became a solo artist backed by the Wailers (Bob Marley & The Wailers, and began taking inspiration from political and religious topics for his music that he would transform into a star. Some of his most raved about songs include ballads such as "Stir It Up" (1972), "I Shot The Sheriff" (1973) and "No Woman No Cry" (1974)."

"Today, Marley remains the most widely known and celebrated reggae artist. He is credited with helping spread Jamaican music as well as the religious Rastafari movement to a worldwide level."

To read more about Bob Marley's impact on Reggae music and to see other artists who have helped to make music what it is today, visit The Juice on


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