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Recommend me some reggae

Postby i am the smud on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Hey y'all, sorry if this has been done already, didn't feel like sifting through 26 pages of search results

I've been listening to basically nothing other than reggae lately, and was hoping the prf could point me to some other cool stuff

Here's the stuff i like

Bunny Wailer
Jah Cure
Gregory Isaacs
Jimmy Cliff
Buju Banton
Sizzla
Bob Marley (duh)
Toots and the Maytals
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Unimaster on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:55 pm

I'm sure you've heard these, but they have a special place in my heart and warrant many repeat listens.

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby madmanmunt on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:12 pm

One of my favorite records in any genre:

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And before someone recommends it, I'll say that Heart of the Congos can go suck a dick.
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Teacher's Pet on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Yabby You

Justin Hines & The Dominos 'Jezebel' LP
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby anemonebeard on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:55 pm

I like (Yabby You) Vivian Jackson's Conquering Lion LP.
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby tmidgett on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:41 pm

Congos, Heart of the Congos

I have a million of them, but really that's one record everyone who likes music should own.
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Heath on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:52 pm

tmidgett wrote:Congos, Heart of the Congos

I have a million of them, but really that's one record everyone who likes music should own.


This one.

Lee Perry's "Super Ape" is fantastic, and you can't go too wrong with Augustus Pablo (though I'm not a fan of his digital drum era).

Does anyone remember those Trojan 3 cd box sets that focused on reggae subgenres? Cool boxes, minimal liner notes? Those were great at throwing you in the deep end. The two volumes of dub and the rocksteady one come highly recommended.
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby enframed on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:05 am

Heath wrote:Does anyone remember those Trojan 3 cd box sets that focused on reggae subgenres? Cool boxes, minimal liner notes? Those were great at throwing you in the deep end. The two volumes of dub and the rocksteady one come highly recommended.


There were a bunch of those and I fucked up by not getting all of them back when they were everywhere. I even worked at a record shop at the time. Man...

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Conditioned on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:28 am

LKJ - Bass Culture

vocals are more often spoken than sung...love his voice, and of course, the bass

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby placeholder on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:08 am

Any of Keith Hudson's records will do you right.

Also, Lee Perry's Revolution Dub and Scientist's Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires.

tmidgett wrote:Congos, Heart of the Congos


Conditioned wrote:LKJ - Bass Culture


Strongly agree.
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Cranius on Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:39 am

Burning Spear Marcus Garvey.

This has been re-released with the instrumental dub version of the album, Garvey's Ghost. Melodious and minimal.



'Foggy Road' is my favourite Spear track:



Big Youth's Dreadlocks Dread is a classic:



I also heard this beautiful Augustus Pablo instrumental from Big Youth's extended Screaming Target album, unusual for its use of a violin:

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby J. Burns on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:53 am

Johnnie Osbourne Meets The Roots Radics
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby scoopneck on Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:41 am

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby ogpuprison on Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:24 am

U- Roy gets my shout. His version of 'the tide is high' will cheer you up straight away. Heptones are generally good; Lee Perry's 'the upsetter' album should be in everyone's collection. There's fuckin too much good reggae out there
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby goatlord on Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:40 am

Reggae is definitely not my thing at all, but one of the few reggae things that don't bore me to tears is African Head Charge. Off the Beaten Track is fantastic:

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby GypsumFantastic on Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:48 am

Misty In Roots Live At The Counter Eurovision is my favourite reggae album.





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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Braniac5 on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:37 am

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Forces of Victory

Pablo Moses: In the Future

Heavy shit, musically and lyrically.

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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby jimmy two hands on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:41 am

Toots and the Maytals. Everything I've heard of theirs is fantastic.

Some of my favorite stuff has been on the Trojan Skinhead Reggae box set, kind of captures right about the time rocksteady transitioned from ska to reggae. I'll have a list of my favorites in a later post.
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Waltz Mastering on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:56 am

The Jamaicans - BaBa Boom
Ziggy Marley - Dragonfly
Burning Spear
Skatalites - Ska
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Re: Recommend me some reggae

Postby Domagoj on Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:21 am

I am often in heavy reggae mood during opressive spring / summer heat.

Sweating at this moment. Too tired and lazy to move.

Will repeat some already mentioned classic roots reggae from the mid-1970s. Love it.

I enjoy very much Gibbs' stuff and fat bottom LSP recordings: 3 in 1.

Also, I like 'em pissed off bitter 'aggro' Jamaicans: Soul Rebels.

the Wailers / Catch a Fire

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Peter Tosh / Equal Rights

- the sharpest of them all, especially on this album

Bunny Wailer / Blackheart Man

Tapper Zukie / Man a Warrior

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Max Romeo / War Ina Babylon

Burning Spear / Marcus Garvey

- although I dig string of the 1970s BS albums equally; as in case with Bob Marley's music

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Culture / Two Sevens Clash

- unfortunately production is slightly grating / harsh on top

Dr. Alimantado - Born for a Purpose / Reason for Living

the Gladiators - Trenchtown Mix-Up

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Dennis Brown - Stay at Home (read a book)

Self-pity section:

the Heptones - Why Must I

the Abyssinians - This Land is for Everyone

GB reggae:

LKJ, Steel Pulse Handsworth Revolution, maybe the first album by Aswad & X-O-Dus.

etc.

Pressure dropped outro.

BASS culture any hot day.

edit: extra nonsense.
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