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post #16 of 23
I vaugly remember Buju's first album, what makes it stick out in my head is the reception it got at our Jamaican parade. It was talked about at least a two weeks after the parade was over, people loved it. The song condeming the Batty mon especially
post #17 of 23
discover the secret of dub. reggae is boring.
post #18 of 23
I'm working to compile a summer reggae mix CD, so I'm fishing for suggestions.  So far, the track listing includes: Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb Notch - Nuttin Nuh Go So Frisco Kid - Bashment Time Sean Paul - Infiltrate Sister Nancy - Bam Bam Delly Ranks - Wagga Wagga Fat Frisco Kid - Gal Pon De Side Machel Montano - Big Phat Fish Ward 21 - Style I'm eager to hear any suggestions on songs or riddims to look out for.
post #19 of 23
I like Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, some Massada, Burning Spear and Eek a Mouse. Also check out Postmen.
post #20 of 23
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Any big reggae fans out there? I am looking to expand my collection. I have some now, Sean Paul, Marley, some Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Kevin Lyttle, Born Jamericans, and Maxi Priest. Does anyone have any particular favorites that I should look into? Don't say UB40. Thanks.
2 of the greatest all-time reggae albums ever made are "Funky Kingston" by Toots and the Maytalls, and the soundtrack to "The Higher they Come, the Harder They Fall." Every reggae collection should begin with these. There are also some very interesting collections of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh as teenagers singing Motownesque tunes. They were the Wailers first recordings and the quality is horrible. But it is some of the most interesting music you'll ever listen too, and you can hear the early roots of reggae from the guys who made it happen. I can't remember the name of the early recordings, but if you scrounge around a record store in a college town -- one of those record stores like in High Fidelity that specalize in stuff not normally found -- you might find them.
post #21 of 23
"Max Romeo and The Upsetters - War ina Babylon" is fantastic. Their track "Chase the Devil" was sampled by The Prodigy for "Outer Space", so you'll probably recognise it as that track gets played everywhere. Apart from that, check out some of the dub artists like Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor.
post #22 of 23
Other than Bob Marley, Steel Pulse is my all-time favorite. I've been listening to Babylon the Bandit, etc. since I was in college in the mid-to-late 80s and never tire of it. I like Eek-A-Mouse too.
post #23 of 23
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There are also some very interesting collections of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh as teenagers singing Motownesque tunes. They were the Wailers first recordings and the quality is horrible. But it is some of the most interesting music you'll ever listen too, and you can hear the early roots of reggae from the guys who made it happen.
Ah. Phenomenal. I like your style, man. The best collection for the early Marley/Tosh wailers stuff is: http://www.amazon.com/exec....8725645 That may be my favorite album, ever. Just outstanding. Early ska and rock steady mixing with American stuff coming over the radio waves, such as doo-wop, rock and gospel, and morphing into something unique and lovely. Some songs could practically be precursors to Getz/Gilberto. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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