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Marcia Griffiths Autobiography

It's been a pleasure working with the Queen Of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths OD on her forthcoming autobiography. After making her breakthrough with Coxsone Dodd's famed Studio One label - where she recorded hits such as Feel Like Jumping, Really Together, Tell Me Now, Truly and many others - Marcia enjoyed international success with Bob Andy as one half of the duo Bob & Marcia, whose hits included Young, Gifted And Black and Pied Piper.

Upon her return to Jamaica, Marcia established herself as the island's leading female singer with high profile cabaret performances and hit albums and singles for Lloyd Charmers and Sonia Pottinger. She then joined Bob Marley's backing singers, the I Three in 1974 and toured and recorded extensively with him and the Wailers until Marley's death seven years later.

By the time Electric Boogie - and also its accompanying dance, the Electric Slide - captivated America and beyond in 1989, Marcia was a leading light of Donovan Germain's Penthouse label in Jamaica, where she embarked on another string of hit singles and albums, many of them shared with fellow artists such as Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Cutty Ranks and Tony Rebel, to name but a few.

There's so much more to tell about the star who was recently awarded Living Legend status in Jamaica, and she talks candidly about her life's ups and down in this fascinating book, which is due to be published later this year.


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