There was a point in the late 70′s in Jamaica when Bob Marley had become such an international icon that Jamaica’s people were identifying more with artists who were still based locally. Jacob Miller and his band Inner Circle were pretty much running things in this era and were getting far more play in the dancehall than Marley. Featured prominently in the cult classic “Rockers” film, “The Killer” will always be remembered for his larger than life persona. Splashes of his unique vocal style can be heard in plenty of contemporary artists, (See Sizzla’s “Praise Ye Jah, hail the empor-ah-ah-ah”) plus Jacob Miller’s shirtless, big-belly man swag was unprecedented!
Ian and Roger discuss how Inner Circle got their name, Jacob Miller’s vibe, Jacob Miller and Bob Marley’s friendship. Playing “Forward Ever, Backward Never” with Grenada Politician Maurice Bishop in attendance and more.
The Bad Boys of Reggae give you an Exclusive look inside Circle Village their new extension of Circle House Studios
Hawaiian Stars pay homage to the late great Jacob “Killer’ Miller one of Jamaica Legendary Singers who passed way before his actual glory , all songs were recorded and mixed out of Circle Village studios which is an extension of Inner Circle’s main studio Circle House Studios. We would like to give thanks to all of the wonderful artists that participated and helped culminate this celebration of life . Track listing and Link after the Jump. Read more
The Miami New Times caught up with Roger Lewis Of Inner circle to discuss a myriad of topics. excerpt below, full article after the jump.
“Like we say in Jamaica,” Inner Circle founding guitarist Roger Lewis tells Crossfade, “it’s a gladdy good thing for some smoke.”
This Saturday (AKA 4/20), Roger and his bruddas will be bringing the “Mary Mary” and “Boom Shaka Laka” to Sunset Cove Amphitheater with Steel Pulse. And it’ll be a day to shout: Legalize that weed! Read more