Ty Burr
June 25, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Joy and Blues

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Reggae/Ska

We gave it an A

Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers Joy and Blues (Virgin) After eight years and six albums of dodging Dad’s shadow, Ziggy Marley and sibs lighten up with a pop-reggae winner that can stand with anything that big Bob ever did. Joy and Blues sways with hooky vamps that convey instant beach-classic status. The band still covers Marley Sr. tunes, but as of this moment, cross-generational comparisons are moot. -TB

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