Shanachie Records
Reggae, Contemporary Reggae, Roots Reggae

Album Review

From doo wop to funk and disco, American R&B has long had a major impact on reggae. But reggae and R&B differ radically when it comes to women. While women have always played a key role in R&B, reggae has been very male-dominated. One of reggae's more visible female vocalists has been Rita Marley, wife of the late King of Reggae Bob Marley. As a member of the Wailers' backing singers, the I-Threes, she was relegated to the background for many years, but successfully launched a solo career in 1983. Earthy and unpretentious, We Must Carry On is very close in spirit to the American soul music of the '60s and early '70s. Both her own songs and Bob Marley compositions like "Who Colt the Game" and "So Much Things to Say" beautifully demonstrate just how effective simplicity can be. Though Who Feels It Knows It remains her best album, this fine release is a more than welcome addition to Rita Marley's catalog.
Alex Henderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Know a Place
  2. Serious Time
  3. Who Colt the Game
  4. So Much Things to Say
  5. To Love Somebody
  6. Earth Runnings
  7. Bus Dem Shut (Bredda Pyaka)
  8. Dem a Fight (Freedom)
  9. Just One More Morning
  10. Special Rhythm
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