The world’s music: Reggae Sunspalsh

The world’s music: Reggae Sunspalsh

There was never any question that UB40 was going to be a reggae band.

“It was like a breath of fresh air for me,” Campbell recalls. “When everyone else loved the Beatles, I loved (ska pioneer) Prince Buster.” Then came the rocksteady sound of the late ’60s and Bob Marley’s “African Herbsman” album with Lee Perry in 1970. “I was 13 years old and surrounded by this stuff – and it was just the sexiest thing I’d ever heard.”

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