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the 2CD remastered edition is just [:radiohead2113] : http://www.amazon.com/Police-And-Thieves-Deluxe-Edition/dp/B003EJDOGG

 

the SQ is so amazing and the B-takes are fantastic..."Roots Train #1 is coming" [:smoking]


Edited by leeperry - 8/3/10 at 8:53am
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The only thing about reggae i know is Bob marley, his songs are pretty good for my tastes. Aside from him...i cant listen to any other. 

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Originally Posted by classakg View Post

The only thing about reggae i know is Bob marley


never heard of him.

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never heard of him.


Oh really? Most people who are on reggae knows him...you should listen to some of their songs...cool stuff. 

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Oh really? Most people who are on reggae knows him...you should listen to some of their songs...cool stuff. 

 

Bob who? I hear two bands, Toots and the Maytals and Burning Spear, are pretty great, too. Maybe you wanna give them a try.

 


 

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Originally Posted by winma View Post

Oh really? Most people who are on reggae knows him...you should listen to some of their songs...cool stuff. 


Oh, I think I know who you mean! that guy who got brainwashed by the vampire Chris Blackwell forcing him to add rock influences to his reggae. I like my reggae authentic sounding and not rockish....like those GROUNDATION clowns, they believe that paying Don Carlos and Apple Gabriel for guest vocals makes them super cool.

 

try Israel Vibration: 51wJtF2FYqL.jpg

 

or Steel Pulse: tumblr_l2c4r9wteg1qbvyqfo1_500.jpg

 

these 2 albums are what true reggae is all about.


Edited by leeperry - 8/4/10 at 4:14pm
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Oh, I think I know who you mean! that guy who got brainwashed by the vampire Chris Blackwell forcing him to add rock influences to his reggae. I like my reggae authentic sounding and not rockish....like those GROUNDATION clowns, they believe that paying Don Carlos and Apple Gabriel for guest vocals makes them super cool.

 

try Israel Vibration: 51wJtF2FYqL.jpg

 

or Steel Pulse: tumblr_l2c4r9wteg1qbvyqfo1_500.jpg

 

these 2 albums are what true reggae is all about.

 

I didnt know that about Bob marley...but i will give a shot to the albums you posted, and see if i like it. 
 

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I didnt know that about Bob marley...but i will give a shot to the albums you posted, and see if i like it. 
 


The truth is that Marley was both a voracious musician and an ambitious artist, so anything he undertook had to do with expanding the reach of his creativity. If some of it was easier for Chris Blackwell to market and distribute beyond JA, well, the better for both of them. There's enough good and varied reggae on Island Records and its subsidiaries to fully undermine charges of "vampirism" on the part of Blackwell. (And to my ears, the records Steel Pulse made for Mango/Island are considerably stronger than True Democracy. Try Tribute To the Martyrs or Reggae Fever.) That's not to say that Blackwell's a model human being or anything, though. Quite the contrary…


Edited by tru blu - 8/5/10 at 1:31pm
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. There's enough good and varied reggae on Island Records and its subsidiaries to fully undermine charges of "vampirism" on the part of Blackwell. .

 

I always thought that the "real" Lee Perry was pissed at Blackwell for something that happened during the production of this track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp85RALyx4Y&feature=related

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yeah, True Democracy is just amazing to my ears..the production is on par w/ the best Marley stuff...ideal choice for someone who wants to make a transition. I'm not so fund of their other albums, but each to his own as usual.

 

well, don't miss on Culture, Joseph Hill had such a fantastic voice...you could try this one:

 

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Blackwell saw where the money was(USA), and Marley liked the large amounts of cash he was offering in advance. I've read the biography of Lee Perry(written by David Katz), Perry was a greedy studio owner who would rip off anyone he could...Marley beat him up a few times coz he wouldn't pay him, Perry should have realized he had solid gold in his hands.

 

And to see what the mad mad mad Black Ark(Lee Perry's legendary studio) sound is, you can watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjZAnrIoZKc

 

That's the studio where it was all happening in Kingston at that time..try listening to these two compilations on Trojan Records:

 

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what the man says: http://www.amazon.com/Build-Ark-Scratch-Perry-Upsetters/dp/B0000040O0

 

"If you want to know and feel the true Black Ark sound, spare no expense in buying "Build the Ark", "Arkology" and "Open the Gate". These are the crown jewels of Lee Perry's canon.

"Build the Ark" is crucial due to its three versions of "White Belly Rat" alone -- One features the unforgettable haunting chants of Jah Lloyd, perhaps rivaled only by the most insistent dread chants by Tappa Zukie, Trinity or Dillinger.

If you have any inkling of getting out of the reggae mainstream and into the true heart and soul of roots stylee, "Build" will carry you away into another dimension."

 

This track is just beyond words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djiogNjRJxQ and get ready for the 12" disco dub edit version [:smoking]


Edited by leeperry - 8/5/10 at 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by JadeEast View Post

 

I always thought that the "real" Lee Perry was pissed at Blackwell for something that happened during the production of this track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp85RALyx4Y&feature=related


wow, priceless! didn't know Robert Palmer recorded at the Black Ark :)

love the avatar of the uploader: 1.jpg?v=8c1f68

 

it's the same background singers as "disco devil" hehe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PcNQxM_cQ


Edited by leeperry - 8/5/10 at 4:56pm
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another killer album: B000000Q8W.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1115768463_.jpg

 

this song always gets me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmUWt4k3FRo

 

and let's not forget Tenor Saw:

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2 killer tunes for the price of one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ppE8-QpIE


Edited by leeperry - 8/6/10 at 11:54am
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... (And to my ears, the records Steel Pulse made for Mango/Island are considerably stronger than True Democracy. Try Tribute To the Martyrs or Reggae Fever.)...


I feel the same way. Although my personal favorite is Handsworth Revolution. I also second Two Sevens Clash, probably my favorite reggae album of all time, other than perhaps The Harder They Come.  Also fully behind Black Uhuru, particularly Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (aka Showcase) and Red.


Edited by priest - 8/7/10 at 11:12am
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I'm sure Trojan Records has already been mentioned, but if you know which style of Reggae you enjoy, you can find compilations that specialize in that.

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Does Bill Lovelady - One More Reggae for the Road count?

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