The Reggae Thread

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  1. Godspeed

    Godspeed New Member

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    Anyone here into reggae? I rarely ever hear anyone ever talk about reggae at all and yet its like rap, except it's actually music. :o

    Anyone have any favorites. Please, just one thing, don't mention Bob Marley. I'm so sick of hearing about Bob Marley. every music shop i got to, i search their reggae section and the only thing they ever have is Bob Marley! :mad:
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  2. How about Ziggy Marley? Seriously though, I'm not hugely into just straight-up Reggae, but I do like the Reggae/Ska mix. Stuff like The Toasters, The Pilfers, Bim Skala Bim, bands like that.
     
  3. gstrdr1

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    How about old school Jimmy Cliff?
     
  4. Godspeed

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    never heard any of Jimmy Cliff's stuff.
     
  5. Lord Quas

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    As far as "standard" reggae, I enjoy Bob Marley's early stuff, and I really like Peter Tosh. I also have one of Black Uhuru's CD's...it's pretty good. I am looking for more stuff by the MC's that come out of Jamaica, but so far, no dice.

    The best place to learn about reggae is Allmusic. I have spent hours there reading on all the various genres of reggae.
     
  6. BaZ

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    Barrington Levy is pretty good, download Under Mi Sensi and Living Dangerously
     
  7. bostongreen18

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    buju banton - voice of jamaica is what they call him

    two cds of him i reccomend

    til shiloh
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    get into his older stuff you're on your own cause i don't know it much.

    also, if you can find it on soul seek or another similar program, there is a live show in panama of buju banton, really good.

    half pint, barrington levy, dubcat, don carlos, yellow man, lots of good stuff.

    you said no mentioning bob marley, but get bob marley simmerdown at studio one. Its ska, pretty different than what his other stuff is.
     
  8. chaos24_7

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    What about sublime? brad was all reggae influence along with some good punk. Check out long beach dub allstars, slightly stoopid, can't hang, long beach short bus, pepper.
    you can get good free bootlegs from sublime archieve. http://www.sublimearchive.com/audio.php
     
  9. bostongreen18

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    all these are good too.
    if you like slightly stoopid, check out www.wickedrebel.com
    they have some good live mp3s there.

    Another band that was on the skunk label is filibuster, they have a live show from myrtle beach at sublime archive
     
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    Hey, since were on the Slightly Stoopid subject. Ever hear "fun time thing" they only do it in concert and it's a way kick ass rap, Miles jus flows for about 6 minutes. Whos does that shit originaly? any ideas?
     
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    never heard that one. I've heard him flow on some other live tracks though, its pretty tight.
     
  12. SKMbeat

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    Maybe a nice introduction into reggae:

    - Bob Marley - Legend (compilation)
    - The Congo's - The Heart of Congos
    - Alpha Blondy - Jerusalem
    - UB40 - Signing Off or Present Arms
    - Peter Tosh - Legalize It
    - Steel Pulse - True Democracy

    ... and there is much more good reggaestuff on this planet,but these are the albums I would use if people asked me to introduce them to Reggae.
     
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  13. gilwankel

    gilwankel Chippa Choo?

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    check out burning spear too.
     
  14. SKMbeat

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  15. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    eek a mouse is probably my favorite dub/reggae perfomer
    also king tubby, lee perry
    all those perfomers from the wailers - peter tosh, jimmy cliff
     
  16. Lord Quas

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    :bowdown: Good list...I've been looking all over the place for Horace Andy. Do you have any more of his stuff? And also, I would probably add...

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  17. SKMbeat

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    Black Uhuru is one of the best reggaebands ever. With Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare backing them with drums and bass nothing can go wrong.

    I also like Brutal, Anthem, Chill Out from them, they belong to my musical roots.

    Horace Andy made another good album , Skylarking. I heard it some years ago, and I think it was a good album.He also worked a lot with Massive Attack. Listen to Mezzanine -> 'Angel' and 'Man Next Door'. What a Voice!!!
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