Main reggae artists and their contribution to reggae

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Bob marley and the wailers
- Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae band formed in 1963 - Brought a spiritual side to reggae (especially frontman bob marley) - Breakthrough album = 'Exodus' released in 1977
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Burning Spear
- Winston Rodney, Jamaican roots reggae and dub musician - Brought a more politically based, rawer edge to reggae music - Hits such as 'Columbus' from album 'Hail H.I.M.' in 1980
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The Skatalites
Jamaican ska band formed in 1964 - Helped to establish the ska style - Hit singles such as 'Guns of Navarone' in 1984
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Eek-A-Mouse
- Ripton Hilton, a Jamaican reggae artist - One of first 'singjay' artists = DJ-ing/mixing as well as singing - Hit album = 'Wa-Do-Dem' in 1981
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Damian Marley
Jamaican reggae artist who started in 1992, also youngest son of Jamaican legend Bob Marley - Praised highly for lyrics on poverty, crime and politics in Jamaica - Hit album = 'Welcome to Jamrock' reles
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Burning Spear

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- Winston Rodney, Jamaican roots reggae and dub musician - Brought a more politically based, rawer edge to reggae music - Hits such as 'Columbus' from album 'Hail H.I.M.' in 1980

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The Skatalites

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Eek-A-Mouse

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Damian Marley

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