Listen the History of Jamaican Music:
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Marcia Griffiths is, over the long haul, Jamaica's # 1 female
musical superstar. She began recording with Coxone Dodd back in
the later 60s during the Rock Steady era.... and she's still going
strong. Also a member of Bob Marley's backing trio - the I 3s,
much of her earliest success came from her recordings of Bob Andy
songs both with the duo of Bob and Marcia and as a solo artist.
'Feel Like Jumping', 'Truly', 'Melody Life', 'Tell Me Now' and
'Always Together' are but a sample of her early hits. Marcia's
work into the 70s with Mrs. Sonia Pottinger was also first rate.
The albums 'Naturally' and 'Steppin' were proof positive that
a woman had something important to contribute during the male
dominated 'ROOTS' period. 'Dreamland', 'Peaceful Woman' and 'Steppin
Out of Babylon' were just some of her successes at that time.
AND she did it while recording and touring with Bob Marley as
well. Donovan Germain brought Marcia's talents back to the forefront
when he recorded combinations with Marcia and dancehall stars
Cutty Ranks, Buju Banton, and others. Marcia Griffiths’ work at
Penthouse, including songs like 'Fire Burning' and 'I Shall Sing'
really paved the way for females to step forward in the more modern
Jamaican music scene. Marcia Griffiths is...one of a kind. Listen
Now for music by the artists featured in History of Jamaican Music.
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