WIN TICKETS to Marcia Griffiths TONIGHT @ Dub Club.
Tonight another true living legend drops into the Dub Club. She closed the London International Ska Festival back in April with a mighty set of tunes that had the place simply in a state of euphoria. She is one of the longest performing female artists in reggae and giant in every form. She is of course the wonderful Marcia Griffiths! Want to win tickets to the show tonight? Read to the end to find out. We’ve got a handful left for our readers!!!
Jamaica’s longest-running and perhaps biggest female vocalist ever, Marcia Griffiths began as a teenager in Coxsone’s Studio One,where she released her first hit , â€œFeel Like Jumpingâ€. Here at the Dub Club we still play that record just about every week! Other great tunes like â€œMelody Lifeâ€ and â€œTell Me Nowâ€ followed.
It was while recording at Studio One that Marcia teamed up with Bob Andy on â€˜Really Together,” the first of many duets that the two would record as Bob and Marcia. â€œLuckily for me, Bob Andy was always a strong and wise personâ€, says Marcia. â€œHe was there for me in the early days and that gave me confidenceâ€. Then the pair moved to the Harry J Label, having a top 5 UK pop hit with â€œYoung Gifted and Blackâ€ and recording an album of the same title.
Following that duet success, she went solo again on the High Note label with Reggae’s sole established female producer – Sonia Pottinger – hitting with several songs including her own roots classic original â€œStepping Out of Babylon.â€ and releasing two albums â€œNaturallyâ€ and â€œSteppingâ€
She then united with Judy Mowatt and Rita Marley to form the I-Threes , who would be the backing vocalists for Bob Marley on many albums and tours.
Marcia gained solo international recognition with her monster hit â€œElectric Boogie.â€ This song was first recorded in 1982 and went to the #1 spot on the Jamaican charts. In 1989, a new dance, the Electric Slide, was created from the â€œElectric Boogieâ€ song and as a result, sales soared and the â€œElectric Slideâ€ became popular all over the U.S.
The driving force of the Reggae Empress is fueled by her inner desire to serve the people of the world with sweet reggae music. She said â€œ Music alone shall live, and itâ€™s not only for the money, but the satisfaction I get from doing the work that I love, that is what really keeps me going everydayâ€.
She continues to record and tour internationally, and we are very happy to have her at the Dub Club for the first time!
HOW DO YOU WIN TICKETS? It’s simple! Repost this story to your twitter or facebook profile and TAG US (Twitter: @jamrecent or Facebook: /lawlessstreet) and we’ll choose 5 winners. Must be available to attend the show TONIGHT in Los Angeles. It’s that easy! Tell you’re friends how much you like this site and you too could see the Queen of Reggae for FREE!!
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10
DUB CLUB LA PRESENTS
THE QUEEN OF REGGAE
MARCIA GRIFFITHS (BOB MARLEY / I-THREES)
BACKED BY HER BAND + ECHODELIC SOUND
THE DUB CLUB (@ The Echo-Plex – downstairs)
1154 Glendale Blvd. (through alley)
Los Angeles (Echo Park district)
9pm to 2am – $10 Advance / $15 Door
(213) 413-8200 – Web: www.dubclubla.com / www.facebook.com/dubclubla
Here are a couple videos from her performance back in April in London.