For those of you who are lucky enough to say you have already visited a Couples resort I wanted to know what or if you took your Ipod and did you down load any special music for your vacation? I am trying to think of some mellow/relaxing songs to put on my ipod for example Breakfast on the veranda. I already have Bob Marley, any more suggestions? 31 more days!!!!!!
Set yourself up a pandora account online and start a reggae station if you are thinking particularly reggae, heck start a couple stations. You'll get lots of exposure to artists that way and may find some you really like but were never aware of. We have DirectTV with the music stations on the higher numbered channels and I frequently have the reggae channel on when cleaning, another good way to get some ideas because it always shows the artist name and name of the song.
Toots & The Maytals
...to name a few
Check out Gregory Issacs...his Night Nurse album is absolutely top notch, easy going and just plain good Reggae. A group called The Wailing Souls has some good tunes too. Check it all out on iTunes.
check out taurus riley on you tube, she's royal is one of my favorites
or on the other hand leave your i pod at home and listen the the jamaican vibe, the sea during the day along with the musicians that stroll the beach, at night the tree frogs and the jamaican beat,
it beats any music you can record on an i pad
Go online to AOL Radio. Under the "genre" section click on "World/International". Then choose "Reggae Roots". A lot of good music is played on that station. This is where I found most of the songs which got downloaded from iTunes to my ipod.
Also put some of your favorite romantic songs in a separate folder on your iPod. Very nice for "special times." We go at Christmas time and have to have some mellow Christmas songs, too (Michael Buble, Chris Botti) along with our reggae stuff. I like to play music while getting dressed for dinner.
Have a wonderful time! (Trust me, you WILL!)
A bit of Jimmy Buffett or Alan Jackson is good too.
Can't go wrong with a little Jimmy Buffett
Mr. Vegas - Sweet Jamaica
Michael Franti & Spearhead (Say Hey, Shake it)
Ditto on the non-reggae tunes - sometimes it is nice to change it up a bit.
I use my iPod at the gym, so I include my usual remix too. On the plane ride home, listening to the Jamaica mix is bitter sweet, but at least the music helps bring back the fantastic memories you made!
Jack Johnson was great for easy mornings on the verandah or just relaxing by the beach/pool.
Thank you everyone for the wonderful suggestions they were very helpful! I can't wait to relax and listen to the beauty of Jamaican nature also! June 20-27
Don't forget Jamaican Dancehall...not so mellow, but great for listening and of course, dancing. All these are available on iTunes:
Rum and Redbull - Beanie Man
In Jamaica - Elephant Man
Rompin' Shop - Vybz Kartel
Tic Toc - Busy Signal
Gimme Gimme - Beanie Man
Starlight - Mavado
Come Around - Collie Buddz
Give dem some way - Damian Marley
Hot - Ms Thing
Hot Again - Ms. Triniti
Give it up to me - Sean Paul
Sexy Body Girls - Shaggy
They don't know bawlin - Bounty Killer
Slow and sexy - Shabba Ranks
Blind to you - Collie Buddz
Holiday - Ding Dong
Inna Life - Laden
I've got your man - Lady Saw
Hot wuk - Mr. Vegas
Big Ups - Ms. Triniti
In his own words - Nas and Damian Marley
Shout - Sean Paul
Hotta - TOK
Good Ride - Tanya Stephens
Note - don't play Rompin' Shop around the kids!