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Old 02-20-2018, 01:00 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Addis Abeba from Belarus!
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:36 PM   #82 (permalink)
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UB40 - first two albums only
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:50 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Prince Far-I for his voice, The Congos and Alpha Blondy close behind.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:43 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Slim Smith, one of the early Reggae artists who had a ton of hits that have sionce been copied or sampled. 'Rain from the sky' 'This conversation' 'The Beatitude' and many more. Check him out on You Tube.
Tough though because there are so many great Reggae singers. John Holt, Dennis Brown, Toots Hibert etc.
Also the great Big Youth is an early toaster who produced some amazing stuff.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:58 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Speak life by Damian Marley...am recommending #conciousmusic
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Chris Martin. Voice like melted butter. One Drop top don right now. Every riddim he touches he owns it.
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Old 01-07-2021, 03:02 AM   #87 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new. Reggae is a huge passion of mine, especially Dub Reggae sub-genre. I used to be really into dancehall when I was younger. I still like it but i'm not as obsessed as I was in highschool.

Many people who like or listen to Reggae, I have found, listen to 2-3 of the major artists like Bob Marley or Peter Tosh and say: "Yeah I love reggae". But it's sooooooo much more than that. Nothing against Bob Marley, but he is like the poster child for the genre, and many don't go deeper.

Some of my top artists:
The Congos, Eek-A-Mouse, Clinton Fearon, Ken Boothe, Capelton, Barrington Levy, John Holt, Max Romeo, easy Star All-Stars, Gregory Isaacs, 10ft Ganja Plant, UB40, Buju Banton, Tippa Irie, Mykal Rose, Desmon Dekker

And for me, the king of Dub:

Lee "Scratch" Perry, the Superape. If you don't know him, read up. The guy is a legend. Is about 100 years old (no one knows) and still touring, still releasing more new music than 99% of artists half his age (new track last week).
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Old 01-07-2021, 08:27 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Scroll down a bit and you can find some of the stuff I’ve written on dub in my journal. I’m not finished with my dub write ups but I’m on a full 2016 only kick right now.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:14 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Lee "Scratch" Perry



Why?

Credited for one of the founders of Dub Reggae. Started Black Ark studios in 1973 in his backyard (pretty sure its still in his backyard). Produced bob marley and the wailers there, the congos, max romeo, and several other big hitters.

He is most famous as a producer, but as he got older he started making his own music. He makes the most weird, ecclectic reggae and dub music you can find. Somehow, I LOVE it. His lyrics sometimes make no sense and are rambling with random sexual innuendos thrown in, sometimes very beautiful, sometimes nonsensical, sometimes funny.

He is 84 and still touring (I saw him live a few years back), still releasing TONS of new tracks constantly, and very active on twitter. The guy is a ****ing legend. I am a self-proclaimed super-fan and I just saw he has some albums i missed. He released 4 ****ing albums last year. I think he is in overdrive before he kicks it or loses his abilities.

Some good tracks to check:
Whitefish and Cornbread (really old)
Disco devil (old)

Newer stuff:
Having a Party
Medusa Dub
Scratch Is Alive
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