Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

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Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby credezcrew24 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:34 am

I'm looking for Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness. It can be of any subject love, equality whatever.

To start I'll offer a well known but, perfect example

Bob Marley & the Wailers - Real Situation
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby flashman » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:08 am

Jr byles-What Kind of World

https://youtu.be/ilRW22rYv2E
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby credezcrew24 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:26 am

Very heavy. I like it
Thanks
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby rambo » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:50 am

wow flashman ..Junior Byles, what a man.

john clarke - recession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vBgOgeXYYc
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby yms » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:33 am

Victor Addis - In The Ghetto
Robert Lee - Too Much War
Pablo Gad - What Makes A Natty Dread Cry
Twinkle Brothers - Unemployment
Johnny Clarke - Nuclear Weapon
Hugh Mundell - Why Do Black Men Fuss & Fight
Freddie Mcgregor - What Difference Does It Make
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Lemmy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:44 pm

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby grubby mits » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:40 pm

Jasaro people - suffering
Vivian withers- hanging on
The paragons -world is a ghetto
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby minidub » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:45 pm

heptones - suffering so

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Novice » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Winston Mcanuff - What A Man Sow....Perhaps not so much in the lyrics but music certainly has the vibe you describe, at least to these ears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNNw_g05sVo

Derek Spence - I See A Blackman Cry....sorry about the quality, couldn't find a better one on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozl0QxoemAY

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Mark T » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:51 am

What, are you doing a Brexit/General Election special for the UK massive?
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby credezcrew24 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:36 am

Mark T wrote:What, are you doing a Brexit/General Election special for the UK massive?
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Nope, it's just one of the many, many moods of reggae I like to vibe to from time to time.

Thank you all for your contributions :)
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 am

Maybe it's because Trump is about to start WW3? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4ne5FhRl0
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Mark T » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:11 pm

It is a vibe that must visit us all once in a while. Many of the Psalms deal with hopelessness and despair. Psalm 88 has absolutely no message of hope whatsoever but the writer felt able to express this in song and I'm sure that was helpful in itself.
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby ian » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:26 pm

There were plenty of sad and hopeless tunes back in the rocksteady years too... :(

Derrick Harriott - The Loser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiX_ZW50gA

Barrington Spence - Contemplating Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qddgRQUr7ac

Alva Lewis - Suicide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FJJf0FoWcI

And plenty by Slim Smith of course, this being one of my favourites where he has been mistreated, abused and accused and just needs to ease his troubled mind... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t1Zs4eUor4
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