17 abr. 2019

Rita Marley Releases 'Lioness Of Reggae' Album On Ziggy Marley's Tuff Gong Worldwide This May


Award winning singer, musician, philanthropist and reggae icon Mrs. Rita Marley, OD will release a career retrospective of her most well-known material. The Best of Rita Marley 'Lioness of Reggae' will be released exclusively on limited edition vinyl, Friday May 3. "I felt this was a project that needed to be done, her musical legacy, message and vibe is unique to her and an important part of reggae’s history. This is a way for us to highlight and share her beautiful art", says Ziggy Marley.

Alpharita Anderson displayed a deep love of music since childhood, singing to her family while working. This passion would ultimately lead her to form The Soulettes, which led to the eventual meeting of local Trench Town musicians Robert Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston - known as The Wailers. Soon after this fateful meeting, the talented young Rita became an integral part of The Wailers musical development, as well as a constant presence and influence in her husband, Bob Marley's, life and legacy; including as a member of the I-Threes alongside Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.

Simultaneously, Mrs. Marley forged an extraordinary career as a solo artist, known for upholding the artistic and cultural standards of reggae. Her music reflects the versatility and diversity of reggae through the smooth blends of Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Soca. Today, no matter where in the world, the name Marley is synonymous with reggae music and the culture of Jamaica.

Rita Marley's musical career has produced incredible albums including Who Feels It Knows It, Harambe, the 1992 GRAMMY nominated album We Must Carry On and Spectacle For Tribuffalos, as well as the classic reggae album Beginning, with the I-Threes. Her sizzling 1982 hit "One Draw" created waves around the world, was a bestseller with over two million copies sold and made history as the first reggae single to top the Billboard Dance Charts.

Mrs. Rita Marley, OD continues her legacy today with the Rita Marley Foundation - eradicating poverty and hunger, while empowering communities, in Africa, Jamaica and beyond. 

The Best Of Rita Marley 'Lioness Of Reggae' is out May 3, 2019

Tracklist
01.- Rita Marley - Harambe
02.- Rita Marley - One Draw
03.- Rita Marley - A Jah Jah
04.- Rita Marley - That's The Way
05.- Rita Marley - Who Feels It Knows It
06.- Rita Marley - King Street
07.- Rita Marley - Thank You Jah
08.- Rita Marley - Good Morning Jah
09.- Rita Marley - I'm Still Waiting
10.- Rita Marley - Play Play

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About Tuff Gong Worldwide

Tuff Gong Worldwide was founded in 2006, an off shoot of the original Tuff Gong label, which was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley with the vision of producing, distributing and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. In a time, decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace, the legendary Bob Marley's vision was characteristically well ahead of its time. Now, nearly a half-century later, his dream is being realized. Today, Ziggy Marley is a completely independent artist - owning all of his master recordings since 2006 and all of his compositions with Isthi Music - his publishing company. Marley's robust business goes far beyond music, into book publishing, film and television.

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