Non-reggae music recommendation

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Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Zionist » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:38 pm

I don't know how many folks here like country music and its variants. I generally don't, but certain talents are so transcendent that they defy genre. Chris Stapleton is a once in a generation talent and is pretty much a superstar. While his solo work his excellent, his early work with blues-infused bluegrass band the Steeldrivers, is in my opinion stupendous. Check out this linked track - Blue Side of the Mountain, for example, from their initial album (they have 4, 2 with Stapleton - the first two are phenomenal, the second 2 are of a high standard also). There is a lot in it that reggae fans are likely to enjoy - this is melodic roots music with real instruments and driving rhythm. Good music is meant to be shared - recommend it highly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q3Bo_Kz8qQ
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:41 am

Country and Western has always been hugely popular in Jamaica and many reggae songs are Country covers.

In answer to your question I recommend Funk. James Brown, The JBs, Maceo and the Macks, Fred Wesley, Lyn Collins, etc. Brilliant when it hits the sweet spot.
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Dread Archive » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:42 am

The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3b9D4ur_DM
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby kalcidis » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:16 pm

Nice to see Jimmy Castor mentioned! I've played the instrumental version of this one on my sound system a few times. Heavy tune. Starts at 5:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adddX27NgKw
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Dread Archive » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Vicki Anderson - Message From The Soul Sisters (1970)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyOFZ8rQZf0

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Gang Starr - No More Mr. Nice Guy (1989)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwujO5s7d6U
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Peacemakeya » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:22 pm

Charlie Pride … first to break thru the colour barrier in country western
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRIRTQ_k-Sg

the first spaghetti western movie soundtrack - not country western per say
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFa1-kciCb4

covered plenty in reggae … Sly & Robbie’s version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ozh3-9GmRI





some say there are only two types of music – good & bad … others say the only two types - country & western
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Mark T » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:16 am

I've always enjoyed Johnny Cash's Live at Folsom Prison album and my wife and I like Patsy Cline's voice a lot but you can't get more than half way through one of her albums without wanting to slash your wrists!
Elvis Costello did a great country album called Almost Blue.
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Zionist » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:22 am

Thanks for the recommendations. I listen to a lot of funk and soul... and in that vein, can't resist linking a couple more from Chris Stapleton - this is pure southern Soul in the mold of OV Wright, or, more recently, Charles Bradley. Not trying to proselytize, I just enjoy it to a point where I want to share it... just off the chain as a singer and songwriter / guitarist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IhQrVeXn2M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bX1lfwnrlI
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Re: Non-reggae music recommendation

Postby Peacemakeya » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:16 am

And a child shall rock the way

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