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Joe Higgs (June 3, 1940 – December 18, 1999) was a musician from Jamaica. In the 1960s he was part of the duo Higgs and Wilson together with Roy Wilson.

Higgs knew Bob Marley from the early 1960s. In fact, Marley acknowledged later on that he had been an influential figure for him. Most people interested in classical reggae do not recognize his name, however Higgs has been regarded as the "Father of Reggae' by Jimmy Cliff. For a while… read more

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    P.S. VeX08, I just glanced at your channel and it seems you too agree about Bunny Wailer's sublime "Blackheart Man" album also being overlooked? (I'm guessing...) - compared to other Wailers' output? You are truly a SOUL REBEL!
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    VeX08; you are so very right!! (I do not mean I say so, so what you say is alright! I mean I agree WHOLEHEARTEDLY, my friend...) Peace, Bless - and have a wonderful weekend! Pen(ny Traition) X.
  • Avatar for VeX08
    Shame how little known he is. Reggae owes him a lot.. Ask The Wailers.
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    Master of Reggae! A really great composer. HARD TIMES DONT BOTHER ME!
  • Avatar for polymorphous71
    So few comments; real shame.
  • Avatar for DougMig
    Legend.
  • Avatar for electricwookie
    ...and no comments for a year? Jesus.
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    It saddens me that he's not widely appreciated. Life Of Contradiction is awe inspiring.
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    Wake Up and Live...
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    Man, I love this guys stuff.

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