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can anyone reccomend an artist that isn't bob marley?
supposibly credited with coming up with the name reggay (as it was spelt back then)
anyone for anymore?
Marcus Garvey is one of the greatest albums ever.
GET THAT ALBUM, preferably the special edition with the dub version after it too
All i have is the uppsetter a 17 song best of, but it is a great album for a best of
they put out LOADS o few years ago. you'll get lots of ideas on those.
but toots and the maytals
and early bob marley is ace
'Right Time'. Really quite good.
which is good. Standard
'King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown' is ace. Even friends that hate that sort of music have enjoyed that when I've played it.
is class as well. Augustus Pablo is mint.
Shaka Dimas and Pliers
Charles and Eddie
I should read titles...
You forgot John Alford (ex Grange Hill and London's Burning) and Sid Owen (Ricckkkkkkeee of eastenders)
I also really like Linton Kwesi Johnson - 'Bass Culture' is really good - anyone know any other dub poets at all that are worth checking out?
Try Space Ape.
what's it like?
I like some of the toasting stuff and he's def the best at this, I don't have that many albums, reggae is the form that doesn;t lend itself to this very well with few exceptions, all about the single like getting as someone said earlier the Trojan Box Sets, can't go wromg, about 18 tracks per cd, three cd's per set, sleeve notes, the rocksteady, dj's choice, skinhead reggae, tighten up, singles come highly recommended - the X rated one is cool too
should be mentioned as well - Natty Universal Dread, the 3 CD box set is well worth shelling out for... some things on it with U Roy that are pretty great...
Benjamin Zephania (spelling ?)..
but nobody's mentioned Culture.
Most of the stuff mentioned here is on a Heavenly compilation. Dread meets punk rocker uptown (compiled by Don Letts)
is well worth a crack. Gorgeous reggae tunes and versions.
Yeah brilliant, he's (Don Letts) done another one volume 2 yet but can't seem to find
Out of Radiohead did a compilation for Trojan recently thats worth a look...
check out the 'Serious Times' comp which came out on XL earlier this year. It's a great album - almost all the tracks are excellent!
Ha ha. I crack myself up sometimes
He did a hip hop one - is that what you mean?
I wouldn't delve too deepy into Marley-esque clones, as most are derivative trash reggae. But... Screaming Target by Big Youth was reissued last month, and it's amazing.
I would recommend the "Punky Reggae Party" compilation by Trojan. Link- or download when I'm on soulseek... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Punky-Reggae-Party-Jamaica-1975-1980/dp/B000068LCK
2 Cds and every track's a diamond.
The defining dub album is "Super Ape" by Lee Scracth Perry.
For old-skool original reggae, skanga, and ska get the 'Young, Gifted and Black' Trojan compilation.
Any questions class?
read Bass Culture, by Lloyd Bradley...
someones already mentioned it, but its a classic. not to be missed.
has to be Black Uhuru Anthem or Red. Fucking great albums, also I wouldn't delve to heavily into LSP aside from the early stuff with the Upsetters and some of his later stuff he can be a bit dodgy.
Oh and get king tuby and the skatalites hereos of reggae in dub (I think thats the name) its up there with the great albums
100% Dynamite is a good compilation. On Soul Jazz records.