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I need some help.

I've decided, almost out of the blue, that I like reggae. I mean really, really like reggae. Not enough to replace my love of hip-hop (think what that would mean) but enough that I want to start listening to it. A lot.

Thing is, I own no reggae CDs. I have no reggae MP3s. I know there is a huge catalogue out there and I have absolutely no idea where to begin.

I need a primer. Who are the reggae heads on here? Where is a good place for a new fan to start listening? Which artists and albums? I'm more interested in the Bob Marley-Peter Tosh style than the newer dancehall vibe.

Help?
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You should watch 'Rockers', if you haven't yet, get to know a lot of movers and shakers from JA in the 70's in that film, otherwise i would check for Eek-A-Mouse, Culture, Revolutionaries, King Tubby, The Congos, Freddie McGregor, anything Studio One at that, Ras Michael, Big Youth,... there is a thread here on AG loaded with good reggae if I'm not mistaken... not sure where though..


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im not into reggae that much, but if you wanna listen to some nice reggae sounds id recommend some stuff from culture& Barnie wailor, Bob Marley [obviously], peter tosh and some burning spear, yo dig this other culture joint called "one stone"

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Burning spear, Third World.

I can't think of more right now, besides the ones Watz already mentioned. I also enjoy reggae occasionally.




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I used to be a Reggae head, whether it was Dancehall or Roots, even Ska, the forrunner of Reggae.
Here's some recommendations:


      Roots

       Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand)

       The Black Seeds (New Zealand)
   
       Breres Hammond

       Greggory Issac

       Barrington Levy

       Aswad (UK)

       Dennis Brown

       Sanchez

       The Congos

       Alpha Blondy (Ivory Coast)

       Majek Fashek (Nigeria)

       Lucky Dube (South Africa)

       Marcia Griffiths

       The Rebel Souljahs (US)

       Jimmy Cliff

    Old School Dancehall (this also includes Reggaeton)
   
        Sizzla

        Super Cat
 
        Nando Boom (Panama)

        Shabba Ranks

        Eeek a Mouse

        El General (Panama)

        Capleton

        Yellowman
 
        Mad Cobra

        Future Troubles

        Vico C (Puerto Rico)

         Ska  (1950s and 60s)

          Bob Marley and the Wailers (trust me, they looked and sounded way different as
          a Ska group but they were also great when they started doing Ska)   
       
          The Ethiopians
 
          The Skatelites

          Prince Buster

          Desmond Dekker

          Millie Small

          Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

 


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Thanks guys! One love.

Of course, my prob is that I'm a fiend for buying CDs, so this (along with my ever-expanding 'To Buy' hip-hop list) is going to bankrupt me. I trust I can crash at one of yours when I'm evicted.  ;D
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Theres x-amount of reggae out there, the few on mind right now:

Midnite
Abyssinians
Black uhuru
Richie spice
The Congos
Junior Kelly
The upsetters
Marcia Griffiths
Isarael vibration
Cocoa Tea
Dezarie
Lutan fyah
Jah cure
Mystic Revealers
Ini Kamoze
Gladiators

I recommend you also get on some Dub

King tubby
Lee "Scratch" Perry
scientist
Mad Professor
Agustus Pablo
Madlib - blunted in the bomb shelter





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OK guys, that's ace thanks. But listing artists, while fun, doesn't give me all that much guidance - especially if the list is long and my bank acc is short. If I had to pick, say, five artists to start, who would they be.
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I love DUB ish...

all them reverbed sounds and echoing vocals. Nice to bump when u hungover

Eery!
its possible to take the art of making music seriously without taking yourself seriously

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why dont you just start off with the Bob Marley Legend CD...
good listenable cla**ics , you cant go wrong.
I bump it every saturday morning.
gets me smiling and in di right meditation  ;)


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