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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:27 pm

This is an interesting one. I remember back in the day when Bob Marley's music wasn't seen as cool or credible amongst many black people here because of his 'international' success. Songs like "3 Little Birds" and "One Love" were ridiculed. 2 notable exceptions were "Waiting In Vain" and later "One Drop" from the Survival LP. These records were often played at black parties and dances. Of course after Bob died attitudes changed and many of those same people now respect Bob as a hero and find comfort in the same songs they once ridiculed. Where the older generation frowned at Bob's appearance, they are now the first ones to get up and dance to "Three Little Birds"!

For me though "Natty Dread" is the best BMW LP. This is where Bob comes into his own with some deep and thought provoking songs as well romantic and uplifting songs. I just wish that Bob didn't have to put other people down as the writer of his songs because of that unfortunate business with Danny Simms.

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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby credezcrew24 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:40 pm

My Favorites In No Particular Order

Michael Prophet - Gunman
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Bob Marley - Survival
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Bob Marley - Uprising
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Lee Perry - Super Ape
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Culture - International Herb
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Scientist - Dub Landing Vol's 1 + 2
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Honorable Mentions

Heptones - Party Time
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Wayne Jarrett - Chip In
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Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby AT2JA » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:03 am

Not sure what my favorite is today, but this was definitely a big, big favorite of mine back in the 80s.

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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby guillaumebougard » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:02 am

Ranking Glasses wrote:Guillaume, lots of great classics there but I thought you would have listed some more modern stuff given your recent posts?


In the last 20 years, nothing has been released that matches the awesomeness of what came out in the 74-84 period. Having said that, I can put up with the following "recent" (from 1990 on) stuff:

Chaka Demus & Pliers = Tease me
Buju Banton = Ti Shiloh
Beenie Man = Many moods of Moses
Bounty Killer = The 5th element
Luciano - his first album on Island
Michael Rose = X Uhuru (disclosure: I released this)
Bitty McLean - On Bond street

Among stuff I produced and released, I love:

Bitty McLean - Taxi Sessions
Horace Andy - Mek It Bun
Horace Andy - Livin' it up
U Roy - Serious Matter
U Roy - Now

I love everything on the Soul of Anbessa label, big up to Marc for his absolutely perfect taste and releases. The Vernon Maytone single is a freaking gem.
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:08 am

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I bought this LP many years ago from a little record shop in Cambwerell Green in London which was run by a very cool dude. I was drawn to the cover and he said to me I should buy it so I did. I took it home and played it, and played it, and played it. Pure gold.
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby Inyaki » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:16 am

As I mentioned...! :)
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby AC » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:26 am

One LP that is great all the way through and not mentioned yet is Michael Prophet 'Serious Reasoning' on Island.

Killer Yabby You production!
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:40 am

Inyaki, great minds think alike!

This one has also probably been mentioned already but I should be working so don't have time to read every post!:

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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby TruthTown » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:41 pm

I cant answer that question...Only one???????? :shock:

A Pablo - Original Rockers & King Tubby meets Rockers Uptown
Yabby You - Jesus Dread
Wailing Souls - Wild Suspense
Mighty Diamonds - Right Time
Ijahman - Haile I Hymn
Earth & Stone - Kool Roots
Gong - Survival
Culture - 2 Sevens Clash & all the Pottinger prod LPs
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Hugh Mundell - Africa
Dennis brown - Visions
Sugar Minott - Black Roots & Live Loving
Freddie McGregor - Bobby & Big Ship
Cultural Roots - Drift Away & Revolutionary sounds
Heptones - On Top
Michael Prophet - Gunman + Righteous + yabby prod
Milton Henry @ wackies LP
Aswad - Aswad
Steel Pulse - Handsworth + True democrazy
Capital Letters - Headline News

...there is no end...
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby curryman » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:36 pm

1st reggae albums I owned and still amongst my favourites are -

Tappa Zukie - Man A Warrior
Agrovators Meets Revolutionaries At Channel One.

After that, there are loads of favourites, though I must say these days I am much more into singles than albums.
Ignoring compilations, apart from the first couple of titles listed below, this lot springs immediately to mind -

King Tubby - Dub Gone Crazy (Its a compilation, but its a brilliant album, my favourite collection of Tubby cuts)
Dr Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken In Town (Its a compilation again, but its another brilliant album too)
Bob Marley & Wailers - Catch A Fire (Jamaican Mix), Burning, Natty Dread, Live !, Rastaman Vibration.
Burning Spear - Rocking Time and ST (both on Studio One). Social Living / Living Dub Vol 1
Dennis Alcapone - Forever Version (Studio 1)
Black Uhuru - Showcase and Dub Factor
I Jahman Levi - Hail I Hymn and Are We A Warrior
Gregory Isaacs - Showcase, Lonely Lover, Extra Classic (special Edition with extra dub LP)
Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies. Conscious Lion
George Faith - Super Eight (To Be A Lover)
Lee Perry - Super Ape (Trilogy)
Culture - Two Sevens Clash. Africa Stand Alone.
Abyssinians - Forward On To Zion
Keith Hudson - Rasta Communication
Misty In Roots - Live At the Counter
Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free. Blackman's Foundation / Time & Place
Augustus Pablo - Africa Must Be Free Dub. King Tubby's Meets Rockers Uptown. East Of the River Nile. Original Rockers.
Upsetters - Blackboard Jungle
Sylford Walker - Lamb's Bread
Congos - Heart Of The Congos
Ethiopian - Everything Crash (Studio 1)
Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon
Sugar Minott - Live Loving. Showcase (Both Studio 1. Live Loving gets better the more it ages, a reggae/soul album of infinite genius)
The Gladiators - Trenchtown Mix Up
Mikey Dread - African Anthem, the Mikey Dread Showcase
Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Vol 1.
Prince Jammy Destroys The Invaders

I'm sure there are others, but that lot should keep your ears happy for a while.
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:45 am

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"A Dream by Max Romeo" (1969) was one of the few LPs my parents had and as children it was our favourite because of the saucy cover and even saucier tracks like "The Horn" and of course "Wet Dream". Several of the songs have a heavy folk or mento influence like "Wine Her Goosie" or an American influence like the ultra cool "The Raid" which may well have formed the basis for the later "Three Blind Mice".

Even if this LP is a little too ancient for you, it does help to show the dramatic transformation that Max Romeo went through from a clean cut country boy to a leading Rastafarian figure head and performer.
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby guillaumebougard » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:29 am

I forgot

Pablo Moses - A Song / Pave the way / In the future (disclosure: I reissued In the future + dub)/ Mission
Rico - Man from wareika
Manu Dibango - Gone Clear
Sly Dunbar - Sly Wicked and Slick / Sly Go Ville (disclosure: I reissued Sly Go Ville)
Serge Gains bourg - Aux Armes etc...
MAx Romero = War in a Babylon
Lee Perry - Roast fish and cornbread
Lee Perry - Super Ape
Lee Perry - Return of the super ape
Aswad = Showcase / Not satisfied / New Chapter / New Chapter of dub
Dennis Brown - Love has found its way
Maxi Priest - Maxi (US mix) / Intentions
Israel Vibration - Unconquered People / Why you so craven
Wailing Souls - Wild Suspense
Any Black Uhuru on Island
Any Gladiators on Virgin
Any Culture on Virgin
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby j j » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:12 am

I can't only list one....

Bunny Wailer - Rock N Groove
Israel Vibration - Same Song
Congos - Heart Of
Gladiators - Show-down Vol 3

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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:30 pm

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This is a great LP from Ranking Toyan with DJ cuts to Michael Prophet's "Gunman", Hugh Mundell's "Jacqueline", Wailing Souls' "Bandits", etc. I bought my copy from WH Smith of all places with some vouchers I'd won at school!
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Re: Your favourite Reggae LP

Postby ice » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:40 pm

interesting - personally I am more than 80'% with Guillaume's two lists - because we both come from the European continent and were born (I assume) at more or less the same time?
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