Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby credezcrew24 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:28 am

Thanks again for your contributions. Here are a couple more by the 'Wailing Souls'

Oh What A Feeling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PBC9wZseIs

Take We Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOnCbM_curg
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby SteveT » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:12 pm

Burning Spear - The Whole A We Suffer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2gf38WosAQ

Bounty Killer - Down In The Ghetto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhgJQY6IhjI

Cocoa Tea - Poverty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYnpJdc_Z1A
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby jah_vaults » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:09 pm

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Don Julian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:32 pm

I always get a sense of hopelessness from this track
Horace Smart & The Upsetters - Ruffer Ruff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vh7DNhb2Lk

Quintessential sufferers tune.
peace
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby KingSimeonSound » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Unfortunately over the years there have been quite a few tunes made that convey to the listener a great deal of hopelessness. No need for furthr listening...

back on topic. I see a blackman cry - derrick spence riddim with lyrics that cut through.
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby jah_vaults » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Don Julian wrote:I always get a sense of hopelessness from this track
Horace Smart & The Upsetters - Ruffer Ruff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vh7DNhb2Lk

Quintessential sufferers tune.
peace
dj


Yes Don Julian Big up for this song. As soon as i listened i could hear the suffererer TRADEMARK of Lee Perry Studio Black Ark. Real rough & tough sufferer stylee.
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby credezcrew24 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:16 am

Catchavibe wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1DUHzHJSU

The Ethiopians : Things a Get Bad to Worse


That's my new favorite. Thanks man :)
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Reggie Love » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:01 pm

Winston Jarrett - tired of the system. Love that tune.
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Living Bate » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 am

Don Julian wrote:I always get a sense of hopelessness from this track
Horace Smart & The Upsetters - Ruffer Ruff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vh7DNhb2Lk

Quintessential sufferers tune.
peace
dj


I always wanted to know more about that tune and Horace Smart....

big favourite of mine...

i believe he has one more tune floating about but i've never seen it anywhere...
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:30 pm

Reggae is generally love songs, God and misery. Which is why dancehall came as a breath of fresh air in the early 1980's. Interestingly this was about the same time as Soul Train in the UK where for the first time many of my peers moved away from reggae to soul. There were probably similar desertions from reggae to 70's soul and disco, and since to rap & R&B.

A key factor is that reggae is seen by some as unsophisticated music for the poor and ignorant while soul & R&B is more aspirational and sophisticated. Jazz takes this thinking to the extreme! (I can't explain why people have defected to (c)rap). People want to aspire to something better and do not want to be reminded of their humble beginnings.
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