Black Woman in 1979. Her own music ranges from reggae and soul to uplifting gospel exhortations. While many of her later, glossier pop productions lack the intensity and fire of her early solo albums and work with The Wailers, Mowatt’s voice remains pure and is a direct link to reggae’s classic golden era in the 1970s.
Along with Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt was one of The I Three, the trio of women backup vocalists who imbued the later lineup of Bob Marley & the Wailers with a heavenly Greek chorus of lilting harmonies. Before that, Mowatt wrote songs for The Wailers’ Bunny Livingston, but she eventually stepped out on her own as a solo performer, releasing the classic album