“Ziggy Marley in Jamaica” – Various (District 6) [ALBUM] July 14, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
TITLE: Ziggy Marley In Jamaica / ARTIST: Various / LABEL: District 6 / RELEASE DATE: 8th September 2008 / CAT NO: TGW003
The most famous name in Jamaica chooses the tracks that define a nation, its people and its music – reggae music.
Nobody would argue that Bob Marley is the greatest and best known figure in the history of reggae music; some might say popular music period. And few could argue that his eldest son, Ziggy, has done more than many to keep the name and the music alive. With a broad knowledge of the music and its exponents, Ziggy has compiled a record that is the must have summer album and includes some of the biggest reggae names and songs of all time.
Born in Trenchtown, Ziggy was surrounded by the sounds of the Jamaican music industry from an early age while accompanying his father to the studio. He soon joined with his siblings to form the Melody Makers, an act that enjoyed two decades of world-wide success recording and touring. Ziggy’s last album “Love Is My Religion” won a Grammy for best reggae album in 2006 giving him a total of 4 Grammys as an artist.
Ziggy has also contributed to a number of film soundtracks most famously for A Shark’s Tale where he also voiced the character of Bernie the Rastafarian Jellyfish. He founded U.R.G.E (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a charity involved in a wide range of children’s causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing countries. More recently he has lent his support widely to the Youth AIDS campaign.
“Ziggy Marley in Jamaica” is guaranteed to have you skanking in your back yard with a cold beer while the chicken chars on the BBQ. In his own words:
“I love reggae music. I grew up hearing and hanging around some of the greats. My father, Peter, Bunny, Toots, Gregory, Dennis and many more. This album represents songs that make me laugh, sing and think. It is music that is relevant to the human spirit today and will be relevant tomorrow. What I love is the diversity of the themes and artists. Love songs like “Money In My Pocket” by Dennis Brown, spiritual songs like Satta Masagana by The Abyssinians and party songs like “You Can Get It” by Jimmy Cliff.
These songs make my vibes high. There’s nothing else like it.”