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Main » 2007 » March » 27 » Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - Reggae Greats
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - Reggae Greats
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Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - Reggae Greats

1. Shaky Girl
2. Tenement Yard

3. Suzy Wong

4. Sinners

5. Healing Of The Nation

6. 80000 Careless Ethiopians

7. I've Got The Handle

8. Tired Fe Lickweed In A Bush

9. Roman Soldiers Of Babylon

10. Standing Firm

11. All Night 'til Daylight

12. Forward Jah Jah Children

At age 10, Jacob Miller knew that he would become a singer- Jacob born May 4, 1952, in the cool hills of Mandeville, central Jamaica
While attending Melrose High School, Miller hung out at popular studios around the music capitol. Augustus Pablo, a good friend, musician and producer took Miller around to several Kingston studios. He introduced the young singer to Reggae's leading producers-" Sir" Coxsone Dodd, Joe Gibbs and King Tubby. Miller's first release

Miller's confidence and ability-supported by a sense of humor and unhindered frankness-led him to an audition with Inner Circle on Kingston's famous RedHills Road.
The group consisting of Roger Lewis (guitar), Ian Lewis (bass), Bernard "Touter" Harvey (keyboards) and Rasheed McKenzie (drums)-added "Jacob the jester" to it's strong line-up.

Inner Circle, featuring Jacob "Killer" Miller, was signed to Capitol Records in 1977. The first album was Reggae Thing, followed by Ready for the World. Both Albums achived international acclaim for hard-driving rhythms, outstanding arrangements and heartfelt lyrics. The group had become a force in Jamaica, taking charge musically along with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Gregory Isaacs, and Peter Tosh. The famous 1978 Peace concert, held at the National Stadium in Kingston, was one of the high points of Jacob Miller and Inner Circle's career. Standing side-by-side to Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Inner Circle was hailed as the top performers for the evening. After the memorable Peace Concert, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell approached Miller and Inner Circle to offer a recording deal. The third album, Everything is Great, was released on Island in 1979 and sold over half million copies in Europe. The title track reached the top10 in France's National Charts and No. 20 in England.

He was also greatly influenced by his relationships with the leading musicians of his time-an illustrious group that included Dennis Brown, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Jackie Mittoo, Carlton and the shoes, and the Heptones, to name a few. This is where and when his musical future began to unfold, until his untimely death on March 23,1980. Tragically, the car Miller was driving along Hope Road struck a pole, promptly ending his short yet promising singing career.



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