Reggae Recommendations - Non-Blood And Fire

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Reggae Recommendations - Non-Blood And Fire

Postby richteratmosphere » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:02 am

I'm a recent reggae convertee. I've explored the Lee Scratch Perry, Blood And Fire, Motion, and Pressure Sounds labels releases. I'm wondering what other albums or compilations more experienced listeners would recommend that aren't from the above sources.

Any feedback is appreciated.
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Postby Ekki » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:12 am

Soul Jazz - The Studio One compilations

Check out Heartbeat, Greensleeves, Makasound, Moll-Selekta and Trojan releases!

There are tons of albums to discover!

Take a look here:
http://www.roots-archive.com/
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Postby Ital Dokta » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:32 am

It's a big big reggae world out there, check that Roots Archives site or even a thread around this board somewhere called Your Reggae Collection for just an inkling of how much music is out there to be discovered!

As a wise poster to this board once remarked to me, "reggae is endless" :)
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Postby DrSuperlove » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:38 am

Frontline have some unmissable reggae classics at very cheap prices, the best are

mighty diamonds - right time
gladiators - trenchtown mix-up
culture - cumbolo
gregory isaacs - soon forward

check out Soul Jazz and Heartbeat for vintage Studio One, naming a few

studio one scorchers (this cd is unbelievable)
studio one story/classics
studio one dub (all soul jazz)
and
respect to studio one
mojo rock steady
johnny osbourne: truths and rights (all heartbeat)

non-studio one heartbeat
burning spear - hail h.i.m.
the abyssinians - satta massagana
etc.

have no idea where to even begin with trojan's catalogue! :D
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:42 am

The Trojan 3 CD box sets are a good choice for a new listener.

They give you a taster of all the different styles of JA music - ska, rocksteady, dub, roots, dancehall and so on.

After that get 90% of everything available on Studio 1 :D

Respect

Gordon
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Postby benja » Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:01 am

Ital Dokta wrote:...even a thread around this board somewhere called Your Reggae Collection for just an inkling of how much music is out there to be discovered!


http://www.bloodandfire.co.uk/db/viewtopic.php?t=225
http://www.algoriddim.org
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Postby Ital Dokta » Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:44 am

Thanks Benja...
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Postby prajna » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:14 am

def check out the soul jazz studio one roots, rockers, scorchers, djs and soul comps.

there are many good heartbeat releases, in addition to the ones noted check the the niney comps - rock on, observation station, wicked stuff.

trojan have many, many good comps and have embarked on a huge reissue programme. check jah love rockers, haul and pull up selecta and the hudson comp discussed here for some seriously heavy music.
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Postby BMC » Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:55 am

The Jamaican Gold label!! Nice prices, killer music! Sets of Bunny Lee's Rocksteady, Derrick Harriot, Matador, Clancy Eccles and many seperate artists!

Go deh!
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