Joe Higgs was a hugely influential figure in the development of reggae both in Jamaica and in the UK. He music would directly impact huge acts like the Wailers and many others. Even the late great Bob Marley acknowledged that Higgs had been an influential figure for him. Jimmy Cliff called him "The Father of Reggae." His home Trenchtown (Kingston), Jamaica would be the main focus of Higgs' work. Higgs didn't release many records but I did have the opportunity to get Life Of Contradiction thanks to the epic record label Pressure Sounds. Check out a track from this record.
Mp3: Joe Higgs - "My Baby Still Loves Me"
Read more about Mr. Higgs here.
Buy: Get Life of Contradiction here.