Discussion in 'Everything else' started by TheHealer, Mar 29, 2011.
Not a big reggae fan but I used to have a couple Jimmy Cliff albums.
Another Reggae Great.
I respect what Reggae stands for in Jamaica beyond just musical expression...not the copious use of marijuana though...
My older brother was a big Bob Marley fan, so I got to know him first.
I have heard of all the bands/artists posted in here so far, but as I said a little reggae goes along way for me mon...
I like Roots Reggae mostly because of the quality and themes in the songs........really meaningful and deep songwriting and of course, musically, all the great rhythms.....
I'm a big fan of music that addresses political/social justice issues. It really speaks to me.
Alot of Reggae music does that really well.
^^I agree with you TH, I love a well written song that makes a statement, whether I agree or disagree with the position, The Clash is one of my favorite bands for that reason. Sandinista has a couple of reggae style songs on it.
Joe Strummer & Paul Simonon were very into Reggae and it was a big musical influence on them.
Revolution Rock on the London Calling album is another example of that.
A reggae-ish song I really like - Red Red Wine
Another Reggae Classic.
I'll be posting some of my faves in here later today, but I was wondering, is this thread open to traditional Ska (not punk/ska) and Rock Steady as well?
A few favorites:
Jimmy Cliff: VietNam
Scotty: Draw Your Brakes
The Melodians: Sweet Sensation
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