Besides functional gear, sensible footwear and a guaranteed ride to gigs, members of good backing bands must have the following qualities: Humility, talent and personality. The best backing bands, of course, have all these qualities — and lots of success. Some of them of have played on countless hits. Some have played a role in music history. Others just have so much talent that they automatically move to the next level.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be reggae’s next big thing? Let reggae’s royal family be the judge of that. Bob Marley’s family has launched “Marley’s Music Uprising,” a contest to discover the next great artist inspired by reggae and influenced by the legendary Jamaican icon.
When Bob Marley brought the Jamaican sounds of reggae to the U.S. in the early Seventies, he created a musical revolution. His first two Island Records releases, Catch a Fire and Burnin’ (both issued in 1973), included the hits “Stir it Up,” “Get Up, Stand Up” and the mega-smash “I Shot the Sheriff,” which when covered in 1974 by Eric Clapton helped catapult Marley to international acclaim.
Hey, this is Gabe from Reggae Guitar Lessons. Here's a beginner lesson on a few basic reggae guitar strumming patterns. The video lesson covers how I learned to play reggae guitar in New York City, then gets into right-hand and left-hand technique and some strumming exercises in 4/4 time.
The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced they have acquired US rights to Marley, the definitive documentary about the late Bob Marley. The film is directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland), produced by Steve Bing (Shangri-La Entertainment) and Charles Steel, and executive produced by Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.