The family of legendary Reggae singer, Bob Marley remains surprised by a stunning exclusion of their prominent patriarch from a recent list by an established British magazine. However, they won’t let it negatively affect the aura of his music.
Last week, British based music magazine, MOJO Magazine unveiled their Top 50 Reggae albums of all time in honor of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence in 2012. The list was filled with many surprises, most notably the declaration that Roots Reggae and melodica legend, Augustus Pablo possessed the greatest two albums of all time with East of the River Nile topping the list followed by his collaborative album with iconic engineer, Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock entitled. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown.
However, the glaring omission for MOJO Magazine’s list was that no album from Reggae’s most accomplished superstar, Bob Marley made the cut; particularly Exodus which was named TIME Magazine’s best album of the 20th century while making the top 50 of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 albums all-time. It also comes as a surprise given that most of Marley’s chart success came in the United Kingdom.