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Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

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ras.s
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822 posts since 2 Dec, 2008, from Finland

Postby ras.s; Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:06 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

The most obscure? Prince and the Seraphim is a good contender for that, no other releases than this and again I think it's pure class, re-released on some Studio One roots-collection where I know it from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br44smkSVF8

edit: oops, Jack Ruby collection, that is.
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Postby Kevin Deas; Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:39 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

"Blood Money" by Soul Rebel Project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love: :tu:
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Postby Mister Natural; Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:35 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

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Postby gZ; Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:13 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

and i don't believe i've seen anyone mention Black Uhuru! can't say i have one favorite song, but the album "Love Dub" is well worth checking out, along with, well, pretty much any of their albums, particularly their earlier stuff from the 80's. not sure when they first recorded, but whatever the year that is where i'd start.
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Postby Lotuzia; Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:47 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

Mister Natural wrote:this one meant so much to me at the time :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6FZwVvS8_8&feature=player_detailpage&list=RDW6FZwVvS8_8

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Postby Lotuzia; Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:53 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

So many great reggae songs. Here's one of my favs : Strange but efficient bassline and devilish open hats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U79o7qwul48
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Postby Lotuzia; Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:57 pm Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

Another big sugar hit, a bit like the EWF of reggae. Velvet voices and smooth groove. Commercial, but still nice. 3rd World "now that we found love"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8VLlVU7En4
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Postby ras.s; Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:46 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

"Now that we've found love" is a true classic. Though the version I have is about twice as long and thus, atleast twice as good. ;) It was actually on one of the first records I bought, a Island Records collection I got from a flea market. Like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXeY74ttezU

And I don't think 'commercial' isn't really a pejorative when it comes to reggae music. It's very commercial music and surely it's not a bad thing it makes people get by. They sell it like the newspaper but with the exception that the next day it isn't just a wrapper for chips, but classic anthems after one another.

The next tune is from one of my personal favourite albums, "Iration Steppas meet Dennis Rootical -- Original Dub D.A.T.". The whole album was great in influencing me to think that perhaps I could do something similar. So I got interested in making music myself, of course a big thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRoU9kCf8HQ

The style is called UK dub or just steppers, which is one style of reggae drumming. I don't know if that's the best example, but the album was a big influence for me as young man. But it's certainly more of "dub for dub's sake" than just cutting dub versions for filling in B-sides (which I do personally like more).

Of course can't mention UK dub without mentioning the great Zulu Warrior, Jah Shaka -- here's some version style action from the man:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy9FIQLcYRg

And the vocal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL4bZDdMO_M
ras.s
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Postby ras.s; Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:59 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

And this is probably my favourite Linval Thompson song (U-Roy on the version):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbHT3mGvwJ0
Ja.x
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Postby Ja.x; Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:07 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

No idea about about "the best", but I'm sure this one also qualifies as a very good one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eIeo3R3Cqc


Also Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", the "Live at Budokan" version.
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ras.s
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Postby ras.s; Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:48 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

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Postby Guest231427; Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:26 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

Just to put it in context:
Reggae evolved from Bluebeat & Rocksteady which in turn evolved from Ska.
There is an urban myth that the name 'Ska' came from the session musicians who described the beat of the music to each other as: The one that goes "boom-ska, boom-ska". There is another urban myth that Prince Buster coined the term Ska.

Toots Hibbert (as in Toots and The Maytals) was the first person to use the word Reggae (as in 'Reggae Got Soul') .

Anyhow, here are my choices (there are far to many good ones to pick a single best):

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aGlcUK_GkM

The Harder They Come by Jimmy Cliff -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjtXfkHCEkY

Pressure Drop by Toots and the Maytals -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2V1m4V0R4Y

Sweet and Dandy by Toots and the Maytals -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=304ejEwc414


Just about anything by Toots and the Maytals is fine by me.
For all you guitar pluckers out there :wink: check out Ernest Ranglin who played on many Ska / Bluebeat / Rocksteady records:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxeu1dlovd8
Last edited by Guest231427 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
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The_Hidden_Goose
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Postby The_Hidden_Goose; Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:42 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

I like me a bit of toots...

But my favourite sing-along reggae song is this...

Pluto Shervington - Dat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIJ797fWW_A&feature=kp

Mainly for the nostalgia factor of bopping with my mates in a converted garage surrounded by hundreds of various kinds of clocks from every age on all the shelves - and pictures of Elvis for some reason. Ahhh, memories....
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Doug1978
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Postby Doug1978; Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:42 am Re: Which song do you consider being the best Reggae-song of all time?

Best dub reggae tune - beautiful with such little melodic change:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jLC1nssYEA


But these 2 are rather good too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8u90LwP-Ss
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