In a new memoir, the 84-year-old founder of Island Records reflects on helping bring the music of Bob Marley, U2 and Grace Jones to the world.
Tabby Diamond, 66, was shot and killed Tuesday in Kingston, Jamaica. Bunny Diamond, 70, died three days later after a long illness.
The Jamaican singer Spice is the first female hard-core dancehall artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the Best Reggae Album category.
As half of the duo Sly and Robbie, he performed or recorded with everyone from Peter Tosh and Grace Jones to Bob Dylan and Serge Gainsbourg.
As Astro with a popular racially diverse British group, he added rap vocals to hits like “Red Red Wine.”
With a four-track tape recorder in his Jamaican home studio, he opened surreal sonic vistas and cultivated the image of a mad genius.
He was the last surviving original member of the group, which also featured Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, that helped spread the music of Jamaica worldwide.
Steve McQueen’s new “Small Axe” anthology includes a film that centers on an offshoot of reggae that represented big shifts in the music, and in Black British culture.
After only modest success as a romantic crooner, he played a key role in bringing reggae to a wider audience.
The first to use the word reggae on a record, he sang in a soulful tone and wrote songs with subtle social commentary, helping bring the sounds of Jamaica to the world.
Hear tracks by Ava Max, Tricky, Bill Callahan and others.
Mr. Clayton, who died of the coronavirus, worked with reggae musicians from Jamaica and countries far from the music’s birthplace.