Daylight savings time. That's it...spring's a coming. yes. But the first day or so after the time switch...well it kinda throws off the internal clock a bit. So this morning we're going to ease into the music with a beat that cannot be mistaken. A little reggae for your morning coffee...or tea in my case.
Having spent a memorable few days at the Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica some years ago, and boy there's a weeks worth of blogs about that, the music fostered a joy of that sound which remains to this day.
Most people have a peripheral knowledge of reggae. You cannot have seen a commercial on TV for Jamaican tourism without hearing a Bob Marley song. And as the godfather, Marley is a great place to begin your reggae education, so I will include one of his tracks today. But the featured artist today is another well known reggae artist who, like Bob Marley died way too young.
Forever linked with Marley as part of the Wailers, Peter Tosh later went on to a solo career before he was killed in 1987. Tosh's extreme views on politics make for some of his work to be a bit hard to relate to, but most of his tracks are perfect in every way.
First up today Peter Tosh with "Stepping Razor"
and "Get Up, Stand Up"
And just a taste of Bob Marley...
"Is This Love"
ok, I can't just do one Marley tune...
so a little live Marley doing "Could You Be Loved"
"If your feet ain't tappin', baby you're dead."