The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae - The complete story of Reggae told through its greatest songs, famous and forgotten - Michael Garnice
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Along with Black Slate and LKJ as backed by Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band, Steel Pulse is one of the most important reggae bands to come from the UK, and the most commercially successful of the three. Like the other two bands, Steel Pulse was comprised of expatriates from Jamaica and from elsewhere in the Caribbean and British-born members. Like them, they made roots reggae with a slightly expanded, worldlier sound that was nonetheless genuine reggae. Steel Pulse was very much part of the live reggae boom of the early 1980s. It was then that they, Bob Marley (playing what would be his final shows), Peter Tosh, Toots & The Maytals, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer, Third World, a reconstituted Skatalites and others criss-crossed the globe, performing reggae for ecstatic audiences all over the world.