Marcia Griffiths: The Queen of Reggae

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Presented here, for no other reason than I simply can’t get this song out of my head... Marvelous rocksteady classic from Marcia Griffiths, one of the standout cuts—indeed it is thee title track—on the essential Feel Like Jumping: Best of Studio One Women collection. “Studio One,” was considered the “Motown of Jamaica” and this cut shows why that’s an accurate description.

Griffiths, known as “the Queen of Reggae” was a member of the I-Threes, the female trio of backing vocalists who toured and recorded with Bob Marley and the Wailers. Her 1976 song “Electric Boogie” holds the record for the best-selling reggae song by a female vocalist and is the soundtrack to the popular late 80s line-dance craze, “The Electric Slide.”
 

Posted by Richard Metzger

 

 

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