The Reggae Society Thread Watch
Do you like listening to and talking about reggae? Are you after some reggae recommendations, so your answer to the question 'Oh, you like reggae? What are your favourite reggae albums?' can be more than 'uuhhh... Legend by Bob Marley'? Then this is the thread for you!
At least until we get going a bit, I'm going to post at least one reggae song per day for people to listen to. I mostly listen to roots, dub, and toasting/dub poetry, but some other subgenres may be making an appearance from me, and you're welcome to post whatever you're into!
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So, one of my favourite reggae albums is Blackheart Man by Bunny Wailer, so I'll start off with this:
It's worth noting to reggae newcomers that he was part of the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, so you've probably heard some of Bunny Wailer's music, even if you weren't aware of it at the time.
I highly recommend you get the whole album if you like what you hear here; it's excellent.
It's hard to understate how influencial Yellowman has been. Check out his Wikipedia page.
He called himself Yellowman because he's albino.
^That's a great album. Get it.
Sometimes I ponder...
why more people don't listen to Prince Far I!
PFI is basically the best. He was shot dead in his late 30s. This song (bonus song!) is especially poignant because of that:
Jacob Miller made some great music, but sadly he died in a car accident or something when he was 27.
I especially recommend this album:
Most of you will know Eek-A-Mouse, probably from his song Ganja Smuggling. That song is from this album:
And I also recommend Mouseketeer:
Listening to this atm, love this tune:
I like a lot of reggae and dancehall stuff, definitely no expert but I know a fair amount of some of the bigger artists in the genre, definitely open to hearing about more obscure ones as well though. Some of the artists I like include Bob Marley (obv), Mavado, Sizzla, Vybz Kartel, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, Alborosie, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Busy Signal, Gappy Ranks, Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, The Bug, Gyptian, Johnny Osbourne, Max Romeo, Richie Spice, Scientist, Gaza Slim, Demarco and Popcaan.
Max Romeo is great. You will all know his voice from this song:
I especially recommend this album by him:
The Gladiators are really good, and one of the better known roots groups (deservedly so).
This is their best album:
And the album from which I got the song above is also good:
U-Roy was pretty popular at his peak, and pretty influential too. I recommend his album Dread in a Babylon:
I don't know which of the Roys I prefer. Any of you have an opinion on the matter?