This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.
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Chaka Demus and Pliers' 1994 hit song “Murder She Wrote” was actually a version of Plier’s 1986 song 'Murder We Wrote' for Pioneer Music. The riddim twins Sly & Robbie updated the version and 'we' was substituted for 'she'.
On this day in 1994 a great reggae artiste was taken from us. Rest In Peace Garnett Silk, your impressively distinct voice and inspirational lyrics will live on forever.
View his profile here: http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artists/p
Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" was released in 1994, and subsequently topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December of that year for 2 weeks! It also reached number one in Australia and New Zealand, and number four i