IN an era that produced boundless musical talent, Jacob Miller stood out during the 1970s, widely considered reggae’s golden age.
Arguably the music’s most versatile singer, Miller died in an auto accident in St Andrew on March 23, 1980 at age 27.
Next month, the Garance Reggae Festival in France pays tribute to the portly Miller with a special segment featuring the Inner Circle band and musician Addis Pablo.
Miller recorded several hit songs and albums with Inner Circle. He also did some of his best work with Pablo’s father, the dub visionary Augustus Pablo.
His songs with Inner Circle were mainstream. They include Tenement Yard, Tired Fe Lick Weed In a Bush and the disco-ish Everything Great. The Pablo sessions, engineered by Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock, had underground appeal.
Keep On Knocking, False Rasta and Each One Teach One were among the songs he did for Pablo’s Rockers International label.