Women of Reggae Music Playlist


We’re halfway through Women’s History Month and diGJamaica.com is celebrating the ‘epicness‘ that is the Jamaican woman. Today, we are celebrating the women who have helped to shape the course of Jamaican music, from the classic Ska stylings of Millie Small to Reggae queens like Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt, to crossover stars like Diana King, gospel ministers like Carlene Davis and dancehall DJs like Lady G, Lady Saw and the original Sister Nancy. Read more about these and other women who shaped Jamaican music and take a listen to our specially curated playlist, with iTunes links to purchase.

  1. No Ordinary Love – Alaine
  2. Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
  3. Shine On Jamaica – Cherine Anderson
  4. I’m A Hustler – Sophia Brown
  5. Messenger – Tessanne Chin
  6. Over and Over – Tami Chynn
  7. This Island Needs Jesus – Carlene Davis
  8. Woman of the Ghetto – Phyllis Dillon
  9. Words – Hortense Ellis
  10. I Am Not Afraid – Etana
  11. Nuff Respect – Lady G
  12. Girlie Girlie – Sophia George
  13. Dreamland – Marcia Griffiths
  14. Young Hearts Run Free – Pam Hall
  15. Hard Way – Ikaya
  16. Times Like These – Queen Ifrica
  17. Spanish Town Blues – Diana King
  18. Who Feels It Knows It – Rita Marley
  19. Black Woman – Judy Mowatt
  20. Roof Ova Mi Head – Sister Nancy
  21. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – Dawn Penn
  22. Darling – Girl Satchmo
  23. No Less Than A Woman – Lady Saw
  24. Send Me the Pillow – Cynthia Schloss
  25. My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small
  26. I Am Woman – Tanya Stephens
  27. Baby Face – Nadine Sutherland
  28. Tears on My Pillow – Twiggi
  29. Warning – Jah 9
  30. Beautiful Sista – Alaine, Tami Chynn, Tessanne Chin and Queen Ifrica

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