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    What reggae do you listen to to remind you of home? We all love Bob Marley, how about something else? Looking to add to my IPod list. Thanx in advance.
    Ere De Fun Don Done
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    We put Bob Marley on the Pandora station and enjoy most everything. I am going to have to listen to more Ziggy. I find I enjoy lots of his stuff.

    I also enjoy the Pandora Dub station. It gets a bit repetitive after a while, but I do enjoy it.

    I also enjoy lots of Peter Tosh. I find I gravitate towards the more political/social commentary type of reggae (I have a particular affinity toward Legalize It and others of that ilk).

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    Shaggy is da bomb!!!!!

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    Not really your usual reggae but the band >>>Skindred<<< has an interesting combination of Reggae style vocals with heavy rock music. I like it anyway.

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    Listen to the Toots and Maytals. They have been around forever. Old stuff is good and new stuff is good. Best reggae music around.

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    I've been into reggae for almost 20 years now, so I've got a lot of really good stuff. Here's just a quick sampling to get you going. I also have the CD they play on the Cat Cruise, which I ran through Shazam, so I have all the names of those songs too, if you're interested.

    Songs (followed by artist):

    96 Degrees in the Shade - Third World
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Black Uhuru
    Jah Give Us Life - Wailing Souls
    Jamaica Love - Busy Signal
    Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus & Pliers
    Murderer - Barrington Levy
    Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
    Slavery Days - Burning Spear
    With a Little Help from My Friends - Easy Star All Stars feat Luciano
    Sweet Jamaica - Mr. Vegas feat Shaggy & Josie Wales
    Downpressor - Peter Tosh
    Let Down - Toots & the Maytals
    I'm Still In Love With You - Sasha & Sean Paul
    Chase Dem - Stephen Marley
    Chase The Devil - Max Romeo & the Upsetters
    The Way You Do The Things You Do - UB40
    I'm Yours/Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Straight No Chaser (not a reggae artist, but really fits the theme)


    Albums (follwed by artist):

    Til Shiloh - Buju Banton
    Tribulation - Dennis Brown
    Legalize It - Peter Tosh
    Busy Signal has a few good albums
    Any of the Reggae on the Rocks live albums
    The Reggae Gold albums have some good stuff and some crappy stuff - hit or miss
    Israel Vibration's albums are also good
    Slightly Stoopid is a Sublime-type band that is more reggae and less rap. Their acoustic album, Live & Direct has a great reggae feel.
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    Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, The Wailing Souls, Toots and the Maytals, and Steel Pulse are among my favorites.
    Mostly older, classic Reggae...but then, I'm pretty old.

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    Steel Pulse
    Big Mountain
    Jimmy Cliff

    Sublime
    Pepper

    I like roots reggae

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    Ziggy is really good...his voice sounds a lot like his father's. But if you are looking to
    Expand your horizons but still avoid dance hall music, try eek-a-mouse.

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    Would you be willing to make copies and sell them?
    Ralph <3 Karla

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    Try SOJA

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    Ziggy's disc is very good and both of Stephen 's discs are good too. Also peter tosh, Gregory Issacs, Lee Scratch Perry are all good choices. enjoy :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcgoofy68 View Post
    Would you be willing to make copies and sell them?
    I would def be interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matizno View Post
    Listen to the Toots and Maytals. They have been around forever. Old stuff is good and new stuff is good. Best reggae music around.
    I saw Toots a few years ago in Toronto during the Caribana Festival. Great show!
    Ere De Fun Don Done
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    Couples Negril,Feb. 2011, Couples Negril Jan. 2012,
    Cool Runnings eh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcgoofy68 View Post
    Would you be willing to make copies and sell them?
    I'd love to, but unfortunately, as Napster found out, it's illegal to distribute music without paying the record companies. A few of these you will hear on Pandora if you set up a Bob Marley station. All of them should be available through iTunes or another music app. I use a music downloader on my Android phone. You can also listen to all of them, I think, on YouTube.
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    Dennis Brown

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    Begins and ends with Bob but a world in between. Some of the more recent favorites of mine are Luciano, Beres Hammond and Taurus Riley, in addition to many others already mentioned.
    Jack & Donna

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    All reggae reminds me of "home"; whether it be roots, radics, rock steady, dancehall, or any of it. My mp3 player includes the following:

    Assassin
    Beenie Man
    Black Uhuru
    Bob Marley
    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Bounty Killer
    Busy Signal
    Collie Buddz
    Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
    Eek-A-Mouse
    Elephant Man
    Gizzae
    Jimmy Cliff
    Johnny Osbourne
    Lady Saw
    Luciano
    Maxi Priest
    Mavado
    Mr. Vegas
    Munga
    Peter Tosh
    Scotty
    Sean Paul
    Shaggy
    Steel Pulse
    Stephen Marley
    Tarrus Riley
    The Maytals
    The Melodians
    UB40
    Vybz Kartel
    Ziggy Marley

    Just to name a few...lol

    I think I have about 30 hours of reggae available plus Serius XM channel 42 "The Joint" is my primary radio station in my car.
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    Thee awesome Matisyahu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark527 View Post
    I saw Toots a few years ago in Toronto during the Caribana Festival. Great show!
    We saw Toots in Niagara Falls 2 years ago & he really does put on a good show. I'm pretty sure he wasn't actually singing the whole time.....but it WAS a great show nevertheless !!


    And, I know others here have mentioned it but...... Steel Pulse is awesome !! Their album True Democracy is terrific !! Saw them in concert last year at the Montreal Jazz Fest & they put on a good show (the acoustics were lousy, but the show was great) !!

    In addition to the other suggestions here, I'll add:
    Lucky Dube !!
    Jah Cure (True Reflections album) (great in concert -- saw him on Anguilla in 2010)
    Culture
    Duane Stephenson (better in concert than on his albums !! Saw him w/ the Wailers last yr)
    Cocoa Tea
    Etana (not necessarily reggae, but she has a GREAT voice)


    On a related note, for anyone who wants to get to Brooklyn, Maxi Priest & UB40 are going to be at the same concert on Sun, Dec 9th at Barclays Center. I've always wanted to see each of them in concert & now I'm going to see both at the same show !! Woohoo !! That concert is to celebrate Jamaica's 50 years of independence.

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    If you like the older stuff (like Bob Marley) I recommend downloading the soundtrack to The Harder They Come movie from itunes. I like a lot of the more modern stuff too, but that album is classic. It includes lots of Jimmy Cliff and also has some Toots and the Maytals and Desmond Dekker and some others. It's a beautiful album.

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    If you go back to CSA or CN and go on the catamaran cruise, get a CD on the boat just titled Nice Reggae.$10. Really good. Our new favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimnmariann View Post
    If you go back to CSA or CN and go on the catamaran cruise, get a CD on the boat just titled Nice Reggae.$10. Really good. Our new favorite!
    This is the CD I ran through Shazam and have all but 3 or 4 of the songs to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimnmariann View Post
    If you go back to CSA or CN and go on the catamaran cruise, get a CD on the boat just titled Nice Reggae.$10. Really good. Our new favorite!
    We bought one last year and couldn`t get it to play in any of our CD players. So sad. Took the cruise this year and got a different crew and Captain. No CDs for sale. Not a problem. Just a situation. Will get one next year .
    Ere De Fun Don Done
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    Cool Runnings eh!

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    Here's the song list from the Nice Reggae CD on the Cat Cruise. There are a couple I couldn't identify.

    1) One More Night – Busy Signal
    2) Sweet Love – Busy Signal
    3) Call On Me – Jah Cure ft Phyllisia Ross
    4) Love’s Contagious – Tarrus Riley
    5) Pon Your Head – Chino
    6) Hope and Pray – Mavado
    7) Fall Rain Fall – Mavado
    8) Lioness On The Rise – Queen Ifrica
    9) (Couldn’t Identify – “Why can’t we” is main lyric)
    10) (Couldn’t Identify – “”)
    11) I’m Just A Man – Red Rat
    12) Murderer – Romain Virgo
    13) August Town - Etana
    14) Present Of Love - Javaughn
    15) (Couldn’t Identify, but “cassava” is the main lyric)
    16) Life – G Whizz
    17) Don’t Blame Life - Bugle
    18) Unfair Officer - Wasp
    19) Colins de Paradis - Bhy2r
    20) True Friend - Demarco
    21) Best I Ever Had - Drake

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