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BlackBerry Lover's Rock Radio is the place for lovers who enjoy Raggae mood music. Listen online 24 hours a day and get your Lover's Rock groove on with us. Lovers rock is a style of reggae music noted for its romantic sound and content. While love songs had been an important part of reggae since the late 1960s, the style was given a greater focus and a name in London in the mid-1970s. Despite the name, lovers rock is neither a rock subgenre nor related to it.

The roots of lovers rock lies in the last days of the rocksteady era and early days of reggae, with Jamaican and American singers such as Ken Boothe, Johnny Nash and John Holt enjoying international hits with versions of well-known love songs. A style suited to the London reggae scene, lovers rock represented an apolitical counterpoint to the conscious Rastafarian sound dominant in Jamaica at the time, a continuation of the soulful and commonly love-themed rocksteady style, based on singers like Alton Ellis, who were not very optimistic about the rise of Rastafarian reggae. It combines the smooth soul sounds of Chicago and Philadelphia soul with rocksteady and reggae bassline rhythms.

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