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Reggae

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by alaaro, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. alaaro

    alaaro Well-Known Member

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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. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ranjeev

    Ranjeev Well-Known Member

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    Buju Banton's stuff is pretty good and in line with the names you listed. Champion is one of my all-time favorite songs.
     
  3. PeterMetro

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    You ah walk like a champion, talk like a champion, what a piece a body gal, tell me where you get it from. Knock pon your entrance, ram pa-pa-pam-pam, gal let me in.

    I listen to a lot of reggae music, as you might tell from my moniker. You list some pretty diverse reggae artists there: from one hit wonders to cross-over anomalies to dancehall stars to legitimate reggae legends. If you can get more specific about your tastes, I'll recommend some other artists.

    My all-time favorites are Yellowman, Charlie Chaplin, Peter Metro (big surprise), Gregory Issacs, Josey Wales, Black Uhuru, and Peter Tosh.
     
  4. alaaro

    alaaro Well-Known Member

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    Will do. Barrington Levy is someone I discovered recently, and I like a LOT of his stuff. Just like chill out, lay by the pool, kinda music. I like some dancehall too, slowly getting into that.
     
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    PeterMetro Well-Known Member

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    Barrington Levy is a legit reggae legend. You have good taste. He's got a unique voice, but it sounds like you like singers.

    Check out Frankie Paul, Jack Radics, Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs, Junior Byles and Sanchez.
     
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    Awesome, thanks. I will check them out.

    Also, are there any good compilations or mix CDs that are out there for good reggae?
     
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    Your better off sticking with older reggae. New reggae is very redundant. They tend to like to rap/sing over the same riddims for whole mix tapes. It can also be really unoriginal. Kevin Little isn't a reggae or dancehall artist, he's a Soca artist, you might like Soca also if your into reggae music.
     
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    If you'd like I can AOL IM you -DJ Rondon Dancehall Reggae Vol.21 Pt.2-. It a few months old but has a pretty diverse mixture of songs.
     
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    There's an amazing compilation recently out which collects a great cross section of singles from what is arguably the greatest reggae record label in the world (no it's not Island Records). Trojan Records was THE reggae label in Jamaica in the '60s, '70s & early '80s. All the greats are there, plus some should-have-been greats, and many one-hit wonders. I believe the name of the boxed set is "This Is Reggae Music: the Golden Era". It doesn't get any better.
     
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    There's an amazing compilation recently out which collects a great cross section of singles from what is arguably the greatest reggae record label in the world (no it's not Island Records). Trojan Records was THE reggae label in Jamaica in the '60s, '70s & early '80s. All the greats are there, plus some should-have-been greats, and many one-hit wonders. I believe the name of the boxed set is "This Is Reggae Music: the Golden Era". It doesn't get any better.
     
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    The bands you listed to are not really reggae, which seems to have disappeared from the mainstream. I am not really a fan of dance hall, except in the case of MIA, but in that case it's not REALLY dance hall.
     
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    jpierpont, that would be great if you could IM me that file. Can you PM me your IM name, and I will try to catch you to get it? Thanks.
     
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    Favorites include Alpha Blondy, Steel Pulse, and Buju. For some old stuff, check out Lee Scratch Perry's cd Ultimate Collection. It is a great overview of his producing career. Different artists but amazing tracks.

    BTW, the Trojan box set is amazing.
     
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    Alpha Blondy's Live Au Zenith (Paris) is one of my favorite albums, reggae or not.

    Buju's first album, and arguably his best, is much different than his subsequent work. He was young, angry and violent. He's since found God, basically, and put out some great work. 'til Shiloh is very, very good.
     
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    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
     
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    discover the secret of dub. reggae is boring.
     
  18. Kevin

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    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.
     
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    I like Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, some Massada, Burning Spear and Eek a Mouse. Also check out Postmen.
     
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    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.
     

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