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Old 06-10-2009, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bulldog and Jackhammer Present: Your Introduction To Reggae

Given the worrying stat that the Bob Marley thread is pretty much dominating all things reggae on MusicBanter, Bulldog and myself came up with this little bombshell.


Anyway, throughout this thread we intend to give you a brief explanation to the different sounds of Reggae and a list of essential albums, starting with 10 roots reggae albums, 10 dancehall reggae albums, 10 dub albums and so on, along with a brief definition of each sub-genre, until we have one glorious whole of a thread! It'll start with me posting 2 albums, Bulldog posting 2, me posting another 3 and then likewise from Bulldog 'til we have a full list of 10 albums.

We will combine Dancehall Reggae with Lovers rock as they share a few familiar traits and whilst to purists and us alike we know that they have plenty of differences but for the sake of space and the small interest that it will generate, a combined top 10 would be the easiest thing to do.

So, I think that's just about everything I need say. Oh, credit to Comus, Anteater, Toretorden and Boo Boo for giving us this idea with their prog thread. I'll get started with the roots list now then...

10 Essential Roots Albums:

Prince Far I-Anthology
Aswad-Debut
Third World-90 Degrees In The Shade
Steel Pulse-Handsworth Revolution
Burning Spear-Marcus Garvey
Abyssinians-Satta Masaganna
u-Roy-Dread In A Babylon
Peter Tosh-Legalize It
Black Uhuru-Sensimillia
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle- Forward Jah Jah Children.

10 track comp here:
Roots Reggae 10

10 Essential Lover's Rock/Dancehall Reggae Albums
Barrington Levy - Here I Come
Eek a Mouse - Wa-Do-Dem
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
Seeed - Next!
Yellowman - King Yellowman
Beres Hammond - Soul Reggae
Richie Spice - Di Plane Land
Dennis Brown - Stagecoach Showcase
Turbulence - Do Good
Wayne Smith/Prince Jammy-Sleng Teng/Computerised Dub

10 Essential Dub Albums
King Tubby - Crucial Dub
Augustus Pablo - East Of the River Nile
Scientist - Scientist Rids the World Of the Curse Of the Vampires
Dubmatix - Champion Soundclash
Mad Professor - Beyond the Realms Of Dub
Keith Hudson - Pick a Dub
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