Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby lankou » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:23 pm

Har for me to answer, as the groups mentioned did their best stuff during several different phases.
Ska: Justin Hinds & Dominoes + Wailers
Rocksteady: Heptones.
Early reggae: Ethiopians.
roots: Wailing Souls + Mighty Diamonds.
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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:41 pm

Not really my cup of tea but what about Toots & The Maytals?
Morgan Heritage from more recent times?
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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby lankou » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:06 pm

Of course, The Maytals?
How could i forget them???? hEAPS and heaps of great songs till the first years of the 70's, and an oustanding frontman up to now (wish he'd modify his setlist once in a while, though - and record an album along the lines of Jimmy Cliff's latest!).
Morgan Heritage were very solid in the second half of the 90's, then my interest declined : too many tunes, too many formulaic ones and then that "nu roots" vibe didn't do them any good. Some good tunes now & then, though.
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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby maarten820 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:11 pm

Black roots!
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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby jb welda » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:28 pm

why would someone even ask such a ludicrous question, or even attempt to answer it?

I would have to say original wailers if pressed but its just nonsense. what would even be the basic criteria for "best" anyhow? most records sold? longevity? and what is a "group" in this context anyway?

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby finbar » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:20 pm

Jah B, I am sure the question was about people's opinions, no "best" criteria was offered as a guide.
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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby Donovan » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:40 pm

maarten820 wrote:Black roots!


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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby jb welda » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:54 am

OK then, Heptones.

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby jb welda » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:55 am

but there is a lot to be said for Justin Hinds and the Dominoes

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby jb welda » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:57 am

I remember that Burning Spear guy was pretty good once, back when they was three.

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:46 pm

jb welda wrote:why would someone even ask such a ludicrous question, or even attempt to answer it?

I would have to say original wailers if pressed but its just nonsense. what would even be the basic criteria for "best" anyhow? most records sold? longevity? and what is a "group" in this context anyway? jb


Yet another awkward and stupid response from the flipping eediot of the Board.

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby Reggie Love » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:50 pm

For me, The Heptones with Leroy Sibbles.
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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby jb welda » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:47 pm

yes ranking fuktard, attack the person, not the response. maybe one of these days you will actually get the concept of a discussion group. maybe you shouldn't post when you've seen too many bottoms of those glasses.

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby asher selector » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:13 pm

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Re: Best Male Reggae Group of All Time?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:37 am

That's right Jah Bill, let it all out. It must have been so hard for you to maintain that false "One Love" business for all those years. I could see glimpses of your true nature in your bitter little responses and it must be so envigorating for you to let your true colours shine through now. Or could it be that you're looking forward to making up, you naughty boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZoGK1nkG10

Back to the matter at hand, I am surprised by some of the the responses such as: "Third World", "Black Roots", etc. I am going to have a closer listen to their music because I think I have stuck to the familiar too much over the years. One group which doesn't get much of a mention nowadays is the Royal Rasses and this was one of my favourite tunes back in the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvI3Zi5cSwU

As much as it pains me to agree with the eediot bwoy, given their output over the years in the rocksteady, lovers and roots styles, the Heptones come out "On Top" for me.
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