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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ziggy Marley - Melody Maker

Ziggy_020Ziggy  was not even 17 when he and the Melody Makers issued their EMI debut LP, Play the Game Right; the burdens of becoming a second-generation star weighed heavily on the youth -- who looked and sounded almost eerily like his father and he allowed the record and its 1986 follow-up Hey World! to veer closely towards pop music, resulting in derision from reggae purists. Poor sales, combined with EMI's public desire to market Marley as a solo act, prompted the band to jump to the Virgin label, where they entered the studio to record their masterpiece, 1988's Conscious Party. Produced by Talking Heads' Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, the album was both a critical and commercial smash, with the single "Tomorrow People" reaching number 39 on the pop charts. The follow-up, 1989's One Bright Day, continued the Melody Makers' artistic growth; it was also their best-selling effort to date, cracking the Top 20 and like its predecessor winning a Grammy.

Back My Story
One Bright Day
Lively Up Yourself
Tumblin' Down
Tomorrow People
Ziggy Marley And His Melody Makers - Kentish Town And Country Club 1989Buffalo Soldier
Look Whose Dancing
War-No More Trouble
Get Up Stand Up
Dreams Of Home
The Redemption Song

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