The reggae music was created in Jamica.The shift from rocksteady to reggae was illustrated by the organ shuffle pioneered by Bunny Lee, and featured in the transitional singles "Say What You're Saying" (1967) by Clancy Eccles, and "People Funny Boy" (1968) by Lee "Scratch" Perry. The Pioneers' 1967 track "Long Shot Bus' Me Bet" has been identified as the earliest recorded example of the new rhythm sound that became known as reggae. Early 1968 was when the first genuine reggae records came into being: "Nanny Goat" by Larry Marshall and "No More Heartaches" by The Beltones. American artist Johnny Nash's 1968 hit "Hold Me Tight" has been credited with first putting reggae in the American listener charts. Reggae was starting to surface in rock music; an example of a rock song featuring reggae rhythm is 1968's "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." by The Beatles.
The Wailers, a band that was started by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer in 1963, are generally agreed to be the most easily recognized group worldwide that made the transition through all three stages — from ska hits like "Simmer Down", through slower rocksteady, to reggae. In addition to the Wailers, other significant pioneers include Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Jackie Mittoo and several others. Reggae is about peace and it’s agents war.
How does it make me fill?
My opinion for reggae music is that is relaxing and cool. When I listen to reggae music I dream about the Caribbean Sea and all the beautiful islands. When I have problems I just listen to reggae music and I always forget about them as it said: Don’t worry be happy. The reggae music is the best music when you need some atmosphere. Reggae is about peace and it’s agents war.
Famous reggae singers are Inner Circle, Bob Marley, UB40, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Here are some of the songs:
Jammin – Bob Marley
Red wine- UB40
Can’t help falling in love – UB40
Bad Boys – Inner Circle
Sweat – Inner Circle
No woman no cry – Bob Marley
Don’t worry be happy – Bobby McFerrin