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ShaDynasty 09-26-2012 04:27 PM

Recommend me some reggae
reggae, dancehall, ragga, dub etc

I don't know shit about it, but i'm getting into it a bit now and trying to learn the history.

So, apart from Bob Marley, i'd appreciate some advice on who are the artists that made the bomb shit.

Taskmaster2112 09-26-2012 05:12 PM

My favorite reggae is roots and dub from the 70s. In no particular order, here are some of my absolute favorite reggae records, and I highly recommend all of them.

Burning Spear - "Marcus Garvey"
Augustus Pablo - "East of the River Nile"
The Upsetters - "Super Ape"
Culture - "Two Sevens Clash"
Lee "Scratch" Perry - "Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Cornbread"
The Congos - "Heart of the Congos"
Max Romeo & The Upsetters - "War ina Babylon"
Yellowman - "Mister Yellowman" (early dancehall stuff)
The Abyssinians - "Satta Massagana"
Hugh Mundell - "Africa Must Be Free by 1983"
Scientist - "Scientist Rids the World of the Curse of the Evil Vampires"

Check out some Barrington Levy and Tenor Saw records too. They were both more singles than albums artists, and the tracklists on his albums tend to have a lot of duplicate tracks. They're both dope as hell. You've probably heard Tenor Saw's "Ring the Alarm" before. It's his take on the classic "Sleng Teng" dancehall riddim.

Also, this is quite a bit newer, but a group called the Easy Star All-Stars put out a full album dub cover of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" called "Dub Side of the Moon". It's way better than it has any right to be, and I recommend that as well.

Madlib's "420 Chalice All-Stars" mix is 80 minutes of top-notch reggae in a lot of different styles. It's a nice survey.

This is only scratching the surface of reggae, but I think this gives you a lot of good starting points.

ShaDynasty 09-26-2012 06:33 PM

cool i'm checkin em out. is junior reid worth checking? i know him obviously from rap stuff.

Taskmaster2112 09-26-2012 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by 2PAC HOLOGRAM (Post 2267164)
cool i'm checkin em out. is junior reid worth checking? i know him obviously from rap stuff.

Yeah Junior Reid is dope. I mentioned that Barrington Levy and Tenor Saw's careers were defined more by singles than by albums. This is true of most dancehall artists, Junior Reid included. I don't know his albums/greatest hits collections that well, so I'd just youtube him and see what stuff of his you like.

UNCLE RUCKUS 09-26-2012 07:39 PM

everything Taskmaster2112 said is definitely worth checking I would add

Mighty Diamonds-Right Time
Bunny Wailer-Blackheart Man
Buju Banton- 'Til Shiloh
Capleton- More Fire
Dr Alimentado- Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Eek-A-Mouse Wa Do Dem
Max Romeo- War Inna Babylon
Linton Kwesi Johnson- Dread Beat An Blood
and the Arkology Lee Perry box is essential!

Urban_Journalz 09-30-2012 05:18 PM

BrokenWrists 10-02-2012 04:58 PM

Ninja Man

food for thought 10-02-2012 05:03 PM

have you checked out the reggae appreciation thread in this sub forum?

we've been posting alot of good shit in there for a while...

alot of good names mentioned here already

currently, my fav reggae artists:

Eek A Mouse
Israel Vibration
Don Carlos
Warrior King

ShaDynasty 10-02-2012 05:05 PM

the abyssinians joint is dope.

Shogah 10-19-2012 03:01 PM

check out madlib's medicine series from jamaica

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