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Official Reggae/Ska/Dub Thread

Discussion in 'Music' started by mshenay, Sep 15, 2013.
  1. StratocasterMan
    Starting my day with a little reggae today. One of my favorite artists has always been Burning Spear. I'm making my way through some of his less popular albums, or the ones I missed when they came out. His catalog is so huge, there is a lot to go through.
    Today's selection:
    Burning Spear - Rasta Business (1995)
  2. trimrite
    Pandora is a pretty decent place to start your dub journey. Start a station with Prince Jammy, King Tubby, or Scientist, and get ready to start collecting high quality sources [​IMG]
    I'd post some youtube links, but I'm new...
  3. eonsend
    Some of my favorites-
    Groundation - Babylon Rule Dem

    Israel Vibration - Rude Boy Shufflin'

    Rebelution - Feeling Alright

    Slightly Stoopid - Above the Clouds

  4. Fastnbulbous
    I thought there might be something for best-sounding reggae albums. Generally, reggae would ideally be heard via something like this:


    One of my go-to tracks for testing/comparing headphones is Bob Marley's "Natural Mystic." Those low-end boomshots at :38, :43, :57 are a great way to compare the sub-bass. That's a pretty ubiquitous choice I know, but I have lots more to recommend.

    Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – Jezebel (Island, 1976)
    Rico – Man From Wareika (Island, 1976)
    Cedric Im Brooks – The Light Of Saba (Total Sounds/Honest Jon’s, 1976)
    The Abyssinians – Satta Massagana (Heartbeat, 1976)
    Noel Ellis – Noel Ellis (Summer/Light In The Attic, 1983)
    Keith Hudson – Playing It Cool & Playing It Right (Joint, 1981)
    Toots & the Maytals – Reggae Got Soul (Mango, 1976)
    Bob Andy – The Music Inside Me (Jigsaw, 1976)
    Horace Andy – Dance Hall Style (Wackie’s, 1982)
    Wayne Jarrett – Bubble Up (Showcase Vol. 1) (Wackie’s, 1982)
    Scientist – Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves, 1981)
    Love Joys – Lovers Rock (Reggae Style) (Wackie’s, 1982)
    Third World – 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango, 1977)
    Junior Delahaye – Showcase (Wackie’s, 1982)
    Ijahman – Haile I Hymn (Mango/Jahmani, 1978)
    Pablo Gad – Hard Times (Form, 1980)
    Bob Marley & the Wailers – Kaya (Tuff Gong/Island, 1978)

    Some of those I wrote about last year in Choice Summer Choons.

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  5. Fastnbulbous
    I highly recommend the reissue which came out last December of Rico - Man From Wareika/Wareika Dub. While less well known than more celebrated dub albums like Lee Perry's Super Ape, King Tubby's Prophecy Of Dub, Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby In Dub Conference, Vol. 1 and various Scientist albums, it's the one that I listen to the most. It includes "Ska Wars," and covers of jazz tunes like "Take Five" and "The Sidewinder."

  6. Fastnbulbous
    One of the amazing things about Jamaican music is how much people accomplished with no budget. King Tubby built his own equipment, and Lee Perry coaxed incredible sounds out of mere 4 tracks. But there were also some great recordings made with state-of-the-art for the times equipment. And also a progressive spirit incorporating jazz (which many Jamaican musicians had a long relationship with), folk, Afro pop, etc.

    This post evolved to this article:

    My Operator: The Engineer Who Modernized Reggae

    Good sounding albums done at other studios:

    Dynamic Sounds Studio
    Black Uhuru - Anthem (1983)

    Joe Gibbs Recording Studio
    Culture - Baldhead Bridge (1978)
    Ijahman - Haile I Hymn (1978)
    Ijahman - Are We A Warrior (1979)

    Tuff Gong Studios
    Israel Vibration - Unconquered People (1980)
    Burning Spear - Hail H.I.M. (1980)
    Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (1982)

    Music Works Studios (UK?)
    Aswad - Hulet (1978)

    Feedback Studios, Denmark
    Steel Pulse - True Democracy (1982)
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  7. RobertSM

    Top-notch reggae mix from 6BLOCC. Strictly vinyl. EQ and volume control to you liking, but a fantastic track selection. Enjoy!
  8. RobertSM

    A studio mix from one of the finest reggae soundsystem crews on planet Earth, Mungo's Hi-Fi.
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