One of reggae’s most influential forces, Joe Higgs truly lived a life of contradiction â€“ hence the title of his first album. The man who taught the nucleus of the Wailers the basic principles of singing, he spent years teaching Bob Marley what sound consciousness was about. Tosh too. It has often been said of Joe that he was ahead of time, which stifled him in terms of popular acceptance. His sprinkling of triumphs were enough to earn him the sobriquet of “The Father of Reggae Music” while living mostly in poverty.