Ziggy Marley is soon to release the highly anticipated latest vehicle of expression; the album 'Fly Rasta', represented a galactic sonic journey.
The six-time Grammy Award winner began working on 'Fly Rasta' in Spring 2013, enlisted producer Dave Cooley to join him on the adventure. Recording began shortly thereafter with the help of friends old and new, including The Melody Makers (sisters Cedella Marley and Sharon Marley, and singer Rica Newell); drummers Stephen Ferrone (Tom Petty), Brian MacLeod (Sheryl Crow), Rock Deadrick (Ben Harper) and Motown’s legendary James Gadson; guitarists Lyle Workman (Sara Bareilles), Takeshi Akimoto (Taj Mahal) and Ian “Beezy” Coleman (Burning Spear); bassists Dave Wilder (Norah Jones), Guy Erez (Karmina), Abraham Laboriel (Paul Simon) and Pablo Stennett (Willie Nelson); and keyboardists Zac Rae (Lana Del Ray), David Palmer (Goo Goo Dolls), George Hughes (Sarah Vaughan), Mike Hyde (Burning Spear) and Brian LeBarton (Beck).
Listen to Ziggy's playlist created exclusively for Fred Perry Subculture, below. He has also made a few comments on his favourites which you can read below.
Stevie Wonder - 'Boogie on Reggae Woman'
This is has a funky sound! Exceptional song in a league of its own.
Toots & The Maytals - 'Time Tough'
This song has its own identity, the music is unique and the lyrics are different.
James Brown - 'I Got the Feelin'
Curtis Mayfield - 'People Get Ready'
One of my favorite songs as well as one of my favorite Curtis Mayfield Songs. Lyrically it's simple, but it's a powerful song.
Delroy Wilson - 'Try Again'
This a song is for people who have reached a point in in their life where they think all is bad, but this song gives them inspiration to "try again".
Peter Tosh - 'Legalize It'
This is a protest for freedom for the black rose. Tobacco and alcohol are free, it's time to free the black rose!
Angelique Kidjo - 'Papa'
Bob Marley & The Wailers - 'Africa Unite'
The song is a call to unite all the African nations as one, a movement!
Gilberto Gil, Jorge Ben - 'Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem'
Taj Mahal - 'Johnny Too Bad'
This is what you would call a "rude boys song"…. Johnny had a pistol …
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 'This Train'
This is a gospel song, with a righteous kind of movement.
Fela Kuti - 'He Miss Road'
This song introduced me to Afrobeat and changed my idea of music.
Miriam Makeba - 'The Click Song'
Nina Simone - 'I Put a Spell on You'
Miles Davis - 'Blue in Green'
Glen Cowboy - 'Rhinestone Cowboy'
Rhinestone Cowboy was an album and song I listened to all the time when I was really young I remember it to this day.