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Old 08-10-2010, 06:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Slightly Stoopid has been blowing my mind lately!!
They are not exactly a Reggae band though
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah I do like American humour sometimes lol. As for Black Uhuru, when they have the incomparable rhythm section of Sly and Robbie, it's hard to go wrong.
Sly & Robbie are f@!cking bad @$$, one of the best reggae rhythm sections of all time if not THE best.

Also that Black Uhuru track was awesome! My reggae experience is Bob Marley mostly. I have heard a little of his kid's stuff and some Michael Franti. I really need to get some more.

Also, has anyone heard The Yellow Wall Dub Squad? I saw them live in 2008 @ Reggae Rising.
They were like the reggae version of Rush it was nuts! I can't find any good videos of them yet though..
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sly & Robbie are f@!cking bad @$$, one of the best reggae rhythm sections of all time if not THE best.

Also that Black Uhuru track was awesome! My reggae experience is Bob Marley mostly. I have heard a little of his kid's stuff and some Michael Franti. I really need to get some more.

Also, has anyone heard The Yellow Wall Dub Squad? I saw them live in 2008 @ Reggae Rising.
They were like the reggae version of Rush it was nuts! I can't find any good videos of them yet though..
Not heard of them. Shame you can't find a vid!

I keep forgetting about this band. Although it's more on the poppy end of Reggae with dancehall influences, they are so upbeat you can't help but dig them! and yes they are German too!


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Old 08-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This is an admittedly bad video. But it so far is the only video I can find of The Yellow Wall Dub Squad that you can really hear them play. So here it is:
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It's hard for me to pick a single favorite. I wasn't that impressed by Marley, early on. I think the first reggae artist that really blew my mind was U-Roy, the Jamaican toastmaster. On a visit to Jamaica in 1978m I bought a copy of one of U-Roy's first albums, Jah Son of Africa . It was my first encounter with the deejay dancehall style of reggae. At the time there was no rap or hip hop in the United States, so U-Roy's rhymes were an entirely new thing.

The song below was the title cut and the opening cut on Jah Son of Africa. U-Roy's opening lyric "Way down Nigeria way they're playing Marvin G@ye" really caught my ear. The music is a Sly and Robbie dub of Marley's song Exodus. 32 years later whenever I play this song it's as thrilling as the first time I played this song as a kid, visiting Jamaica with my father in the summer of '78. Link to: Jah Son of Africa

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Old 08-14-2010, 12:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Well, I am an oldie, it is true. But it is hard to beat Marley. I am an American, but I lived in west Kingston (de war zone, de concrete dungle) from 1977 through 1979 and saw him several times at the National Stadium in Kingston Town. Marley has had an influence not only greater than any other ska, rock steady or reggae musician, but a greater influence than ANY musician. People say the Beatles, or Elvis or Nirvana. Shoot - I have lived in Africa, China, Papua New Guinea, the Middle East. Say Beatles and most people have a blank look on their face. But in Dakar or in Chengdu or Port Moresby or Colombo or Suva you see Marley t-shirts everywhere. Not Michael Jackson, not 2Pac, Marley. Simple. Read my lips. Marley. He has had transformative power. He is known to billions who were born after he died. And he was only here such a short time - came to international attention in the late seventies and was dead by 1981. He is the single most powerful and influential figure in modern music history. A message demanding recognition, demanding equality, a message heard around the world. And a message connecting even more strongly than ever even today. Get Up, Stand Up. No Woman No Cry. Redemption Songs. Yes, I, Marley a de one, de tru one, de dread one. A no joke me mek....It is Marley. Period.
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I think that James Miller was extremely talented. She's too young in a car accident with Bob Marley Inner Circle just before a trip to Latin America Wailers died three days. Women Artists? I Judy Mowatt, in love with when I was a kid, right now, I just sing it like I discovered Queen Ifrica and he seems smart.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Dispatch. Their album Bang Bang doesn't have a bad song on it, and they bring a fresh vibe to the genre's sound. To be fair, they're reggae/folk.

Matisyahu is pretty ****ing good too mates.
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bob marley or jimmy cliff no doubt
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