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Zion Gates
08-29-2005, 06:18 PM
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4 - Daniel!
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1 - El_Shiznit

Abijah
Ever since he was a child, Abijah was surrounded by music (his father being a drummer.) He attended music school where he realized that music is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Soon after leaving Edna Manley School of Performing Arts in Kingston he started to tour, taking the stage name Quenchers and sang with many DJs. He then changed his stage name to Abijah, where he started a solo career doing very well in Jamaica with songs reaching number one in the charts.

The Abyssinians
Starting in 1968, The Abyssinians are a trio of some of the best singers to come out of Jamaica. After one night of a creative burst by the lead singer, The Abyssinians had released the song Satta Massagana, which had only gained success two years later. Soon after its success, their hit song became a rastafarian theme song everywhere. The Abyssinians then released an album entitled Satta Massagana, which by many, is called the best reggae album to ever come out. After many ups and downs (new members joining and leaving) the band got together once more to release two dub albums and a roots album in 1998. The Abyssinians never left their roots and continued to chant about babylon, jah, and the rastafarian religion.

The Aggrovators
The Aggrovators (like The Upsetters) where a band that came from the roots of Lee "Scratch" Perry's first studio where he had collaborated with Bunny Lee to make records. The line-ups always changed but stayed along the lines of band members; Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Carlton "Santa" Davis (drums), Earl "Chinna" Smith (lead guitar), Ansell Collins (piano), Bernard "Touter" Harvey (organ), Tony Chin (guitar), Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Vin Gordon (trombone), Tommy McCook (tenor saxophone) and Lennox Brown (alto saxophone.) Releasing some of the best dub tracks to ever hit the town, The Aggrovators made most of their hit dub songs with produced King Tubby.

Alpha Blondy
Alpha Blondy was born in Sedou Kone in Dimbokoro, Ivory Coast (Africa) in 1953. Growing up listening to reggae Alpha Blondy put out at-least six reggae tune during his teen years. Being heavily influenced by Bob Marley, he converted to the rastafarian faith at a very early age. When reggae started becoming big in Africa (70's and 80's) Alpha Blondy suddenly became very popular there. Once the 80s started, he was already touring all over Africa and being recognized by other big reggae artists all over the world. After putting out many reggae albums, he travelled to Jamaica to do a song with The Wailers, which was a huge inspiration to Alpha Blondy and his band The Solar Systems. Alpha's success as the first reggae star in Africa is well deserved.

Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Probably the most well known bassist to come out of reggae Aston Barrett AKA Family Man put out two Dub c-ds, which were quite successful but very underrated. He started out playing for the band called The Hippie Boys but was mostly known for playing with Bob Marley and The Wailers, Aston Barrett also collaborated with such artists as Lee "Scratch" Perry (playing with some of the artists he produced for), Alpha Blondy, and Burning Spear. He is now working on his solo dub career and playing as a session musician for other artists.

Aswad
Aswad was formed in 1975 by six kids in West London. Aswad were the first English reggae group to sign to a major record label. Some consider Aswad to be one of the best reggae groups to come out of England releasing tracks like Back To Africa, Three Babylon etc. Aswad became very popular and have toured with such bands as Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Black Uhuru etc.

Augustus Pablo
Augustus Pablo was mostly known for his producing but is also a very good solo artist. He became a Rastafarian in his early teen years and taught himself piano and played on the early Wailers tracks. Augustus Pablo collaborated with many artists and produced many albums. Most of his solo career consisted of dub albums (which he produced and made perfect). He also had a few songs which he sung on. His career ended after he died in Kingston at age 43.

Bad Brains
Hardcore and reggae. When you think of one of those genres, the other usually would not come to mind. However, Bad Brains played both genres at the same point in their career. Along with rock, dub, punk, and anything else the band could handle. Although generally considered a hardcore band, none should ignore the reggae and dub accomplishments of Bad Brains. They have played dub/reggae from their early releases in 1982 to their most recent dub album, I & I Survived, released in 2002. And although they are widely accepted as one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time, I, along with others, can agree that their dub and reggae rivals their amazing hardcore reputation. Bad Brains is a perfect starting dub/reggae for those that are already into punk, rock, or hardcore. For more info, check out my profile, http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301441
By El_Shiznit

Barrington Levy
Barrigton Levy is well known for being one of the originators of the dance-hall sound. He first started his career at age 14 when he performed in dance-halls and looking up to his biggest influence Dennis Brown. Soon after his success performing he put out an album which did very well in the market. After seeing his success grow and grow, he was signed to a big record label, where he met many other artists that imitated his style and starting the dance-hall revolution. He has now grown to be one of the most requested singers in the business and releasing hit singles one after another.

Big Youth
Originally born Manley Augustus Buchanan, Big Youth was one of Jamaica’s most popular DJ’s (or toasters). After being a mechanic, Big Youth started DJing for Lord Tipperton's sound system. His debut single was a flop, and so were many of his next singles. He finally got a hit when he hooked up with Gussie Clarke and recorded “The Killer”. "The Killer" was followed by a string of other successful hits, and his debut album Screaming Target. Still alive, Big Youth is a major reggae icon in Jamaica.
By Daniel!

Black Uhuru
Black Uhuru was formed in Jamaica in 1974 by Euvin "Don Carlos" Spencer, Rudolph "Garth" Dennis, and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson. Before they could even put out a record Don Carlos and Garth both left the band, being replaced by Michael Rose and Puma. Soon after Sly and Robbie decided to join the band. Black Uhuru put out album after album almost every year. Later on Puma died of cancer and Michael decided to leave the band and start a solo career, Ducky Simpson being the only original member to stay with Black Uhuru, even today.

Bob Marley
Born Robert Nesta Marley, February 6th, 1945, Bob started his career playing ska music at studio. He then switched to Beverly's studio, to Trojan where he put out 5 albums. His reggae career started when he changed to Island records owned by Chris Blackwell. The high point of his career was during the time he moved to Island records until his death on May 11th, 1981 from cancer. He is the most widely known reggae artist of all time, selling 50% of reggae albums sold around the word. He hasn't just done good for the reggae scene, but helped with the Jamaican economy, spread the word of peace and love and rastafarian beleifs, and helped Africans all over the world.

Bunny Wailer
Born Neville O'Riley Livingston on April 10, 1947 in Jamaica, Bunny Wailer was one of the original members of the Wailers. He toured with them to England and The U.S. and put out many albums with them. After their second album on Island Records (Burnin') Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer decided to leave the band, going separate ways and making their own solo career. Bunny's backup singing was replaced by the I-Threes. Once Bunny left the band he decided to look deep into his roots and study his religion. After doing so he released many records (Blackheart Man being the most famous) spreading his word about religion and struggle. Later in his career he started releasing dance-hall tracks that was liked by many dance-hall fans.

Burning Spear
Originally born Winston Rodney in St. Anne's Bay, on the 1st of March 1948. He started recording at Studio One (which was suggested by Bob Marley to him.) His popularity slowly became more and more popular, soon becoming one of the most famous reggae stars still alive. He was in the music business for over 30 years, after his retirement in 2002. Burning Spear spread Marcus Garvey's message through his own music, and educating all of his listeners about Garvey's works, black struggles, and rastafarian beliefs.

Zion Gates
08-29-2005, 06:19 PM
Christafari
Founded in 1989 by lead singer Mark Mohr, Christafari was the first Christian reggae band to ever come out of America. Mark grew up in a very Christian family, but during his teens went away from the Christian life and started doing hard drugs and alcohol. He then went to a bible school, where he learned what he was doing was wrong. With the help of God, Mark stopped drugs and alcohol and started a reggae band. Mark is the singer, songwriter and producer for the band backed up by Letitia Iona Ugwuek (vocals) Wendy Marin (vocals) Avion Mohr (Bass) Hugh DeFrance (Guitar) Glen (Drums) and Bobby (keyboards). 11 years and still going strong.

The Congos
The Congos were a duo comprised of Cedric Myton and Roydel Johnson. Cedric had already had a very successful music career, and Roydel was playing with Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus. They had met while they were in Lee Perry's studio, and started a musical career with each other. Their most successful release was Heart of the Congos released in 1977 which was a huge success. The originally release was lost, and only bad quality issues were released, until recently when the originally was re-released. After the only album the band released, the band split and each started a solo career and neither was successful nor captured the heart and soul of the Congos.

Culture
Originally known as the African Disciples, Culture consists of a trio of harmony singer that spread their word about politics to the reggae scene of today. Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, and Kenneth Dayes started recording at the the famous Studio one with a band called the Soul Defenders in the 1970's. Slowly they became more and more famous and started being backed up by more and more famous musicians (sly and robbie being some of them) Ever since the 70's Culture have been a very famous band in the industry (with Clash Of The Sevens being one of their most famous works) and 'till this day are still playing and recording songs.

Dennis Alcapone
Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, on August 6, 1947, Dennis Alcapone set up his own sound system in Kingston, the El Paso Hi-Fi, in 1969 and instantly became successful. In the early 1970’s, Dennis started releasing his own singles. His cheerful whoops and hollers pushed him to the top of the charts, dethroning the great U-Roy. Although still recording music, his glory days are long past, but he remains one of the greats of early Jamaican toasters.
By Daniel!

Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1957. He grew up on Orange Street, the center of the island’s music scene, and he was surrounded by famous and soon-to-be famous artists throughout his childhood. Recording his first hit at only 11 years of age, Dennis Brown has become a beloved and prolific artist throughout the entire island. He died of cocaine use on July 1, 1999.
By Daniel!

Easy Star All-Stars
Michael Goldwasser (a.k.a. Michael G) and Victor Axelrod (a.k.a. Ticklah) were two Americans who loved music. When they were growing up one of their favorite albums was Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. Being greatly influenced by reggae and dub they decided to do Dub Side of the Moon. This being some of the only work the band ever did, was Dark Side of the Moon remixed into a reggae / dub sound.

Gregory Isaacs
Gregory Isaacs aka Doctor Dread is one of the most intelligent and unique people to come out of the reggae business. He has come out with about 14 albums and his distinctive voice and his great appeal to men and women in the reggae business has made Gregory Isaacs one of reggae’s greatest legends.

Horace Andy
Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1951 Horace Hinds is a legendary roots reggae singer. He’s sung on many classic productions for reggae producers such as King Tubby and Prince Jammy. His earliest recordings were in 1960 when Horace was only 9 years of age. He was one of the leading inspirations for new artists in the 1990s after doing work with trip hop band Massive Attack.

H.R.
Coming from the famous punk band, Bad Brains, comes the singer H.R. After his conversion of to the rastafarian faith during the Bad Brains career he always dreamt of making reggae music. Due to the fact drummer Earl Hudson and guitarist Dr. Know did not completely agree with the idea of going away from punk and making reggae songs and that Bad Brains only put out very few reggae songs, H.R. (after the break-up of Bad Brains) put out 2 or 3 reggae albums which all have great songs but very hard to find.

Inner Circle
Starting in the early 70's playing reggae music in hotel lobbies, Inner Circle ended up being one of the most famous reggae bands after they released the song Bad Boys which is played as the Cops theme song. During there early years, the band split (half of them starting up Third World.) The famous singer Jacob Miller joined the band in 1976 when he stayed for a short 4 years, after dying in a car crash in 1980. Their popularity peaked in when Jacob Miller was still around (when they played with Bob Marley at the One Peace Concert in 1978.) After Miller's death, the band split once again, soon later starting up again with new members and going away from the roots reggae and changing their sound to become more mainstream.

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller was born in Jamaica on May 4th, 1952 where he quickly became famous for singing. He had a short career collaborating with the famous Augustus Pablo, singing for Inner Circle, and a very successful solo career. Sadly he died at the young age of 28, when he got in a car crash. Jacob Miller had a very successful career when he was alive. He was featured in the movie Rockers (along side many other artists) and had planned to perform with Bob Marley and The Wailers in Brazil. Sadly his tour with Marley was cancelled to due his death.

Jah Lion
Pat Francis AKA Jah Lion, Jah Lloyd or Black Lion of Judah was born in Jamaica in 1947. He was one of the few toasters / DJs to ever put out an album. Jah Lion put out an album called Columbia Colly which mostly focused on drug related topics. He recorded this album with the famous Lee "Scratch" Perry in the late 70s. Being very influential on today's urban rap, Pat Francis was killed in Kingston in 1999 at the age of only 52.

Jimmy Cliff
Born James Chambers on April 1st, 1948, is a reggae musician best known for his hit songs and his lead role in the movie The Harder They Come, which helped reggae reach markets across the world. After releasing records with Leslie Kong (which never sold well), he went to island records where he did very well. During his time at Island, he took a break from making music, and stared in the movie The Harder They Come, which he was also featured on the soundtrack with more than half the songs. He also had a song one the Cool Running soundtrack. After his acting he went back to touring and making music. He toured all over Africa where he learned about his new found Muslim spirituality. To this day Jimmy Cliff is still touring and making music.

Junior Murvin
Born in Port Antonio Jamaica, Junior Murvin was best known for his high falsetto voice that knocked many off their feet. His biggest hit was “Police And Thieves” which has been covered by everyone including The Clash, and many times been toasted over. His first collaboration was with Lee “Scratch” Perry who was the first to ever record Murvin. Although he went on to record with many other artists, it seemed as though nothing could match the famous “Police And Thieves”

King Tubby
King Tubby, originally Osbourne Ruddock, started out as a radio repairman as ended up as one of the greatest in Jamaican music history and the creator of a new music genre. His musical career started with running successful sounds systems and then working for legendary producer Duke Reid. Working for Reid, he started to remix Jamaican hit songs and experiment with sounds. At first, he just removed the vocals from the tracks, but soon he started to move the different instruments and vocals in and out and adding effects like echoes, delays and reverb over it, along with added horns, pianos and keyboards. A new genre was created: dub. King Tubby's dub remixes of popular reggae songs gained great success, and eventually the songs he remixed were altered to the extent where they were almost totally different from the original track. His great knowledge of equipment enabled him to create sounds no one else could, and he became very successful as a producer as well. His name was and still is one of the most respected of all time in Jamaican music. King Tubby was killed outside his home in 1898, in what probably was a robbery attempt.
By Sweboy

Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry first started producing in the 50s with Prince Buster at Coxsone Dodd's sound system and soon started producing albums with ever artists that wanted to be signed to Studio One. He quickly became one of the leading producers to come out of Jamaica. He has produced every from dub tracks with King Tubby and Augustus Pablo to ska songs with the Wailers, to roots songs with The Congos, to toaster songs with Prince Jazzbo to punk songs with The Clash. On top of his producing Lee "Scratch" Perry made his own solo career, collaborating with artists he had produced to back up his vocal tracks. The high-point of his career was Super Ape which featured a wide variety of Jamaican genres (from ska to reggae to toasting etc.)

Zion Gates
08-29-2005, 06:19 PM
Long Beach Dub Allstars
With the end of Sublime after death of Bradley Nowell, the remaining members, Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, teamed up with Sublime associates and friends to create the Long Beach Dub Allstars. This band kept the Sublime spirit and the love for Jamaican music in the Californian punk, skate and surf scenes alive. Though not playing classic Jamaican roots or dub, their reggae music was respectable.
By Sweboy

Max Romeo
A Kingston native, Max Romeo was one of the first reggae artists to create deeply spiritual lyrics. His first hit was “Wet Dreams” which was soon banned on most radio stations due to the suggestive lyrics. Once the 70’s arrived, he collaborated with Lee “Scratch” Perry and began his spiritual conversion. With that he recorded his first album with Scratch called “War Ina Babylon” which became a huge success. Max Romeo was a large success with rebellious skinhead in Britain and to many other reggae artists.

The Meditations
Ansel Cridland, Danny Clarke and Winston Watson made up one the most amazing reggae trios to ever be blasted in the ghettos of Jamaica. Ansel, from Westmoreland, Danny from Trench town, and Winston from Trench town, formed The Meditations in 1974. The three friends had been in the music business for a few years now, singing back up vocals for many reggae artists around Jam-down. In the early 70’s, they made their rounds auditioning for producers, singing backup vocals for each other and amazing everyone that was lucky enough to see them in their prime. One of the first songs they recorded was “Woman Like A Shadow” at Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Studio One, which, although, was recorded in 1974, wasn’t released until ’76. They released their first full-length record in 1977 called “Message From The Meditations” which quickly became a must buy for reggae lovers around the world. Their music spread as quickly as a forest fire, putting everyone into flames. Even the famous Bob Marley was amazed, and invited the trio to sing back up on songs such as “Punky Reggae Party” and “Blackman Redemption” and asked them to open for him at the One Peace concert in ’78. The trio continued to slowly put out record after record releasing a total of eleven albums, each one filled with positive vibrations and that cool roots reggae music of Jamaica.

Melody Makers
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers are a band consisting of Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley, and Sharon Marley. Following the steps of their father they wanted to be recognized by the public for being "different". The band didn't have the same "rasta ideals" like most reggae bands, they just wanted to have their own, unique sound.

Michael Rose
Michael Rose was born in the Western Kingston ghetto of Water-house, Jamaica on July 11, 1957. There his was introduced to reggae at an early age. After finding a band and touring the north coast hotels of Jamaica returned to Kingston in 1975, when he was asked to replace Don Carlos in the band Black Uhuru. After staying with them for ten years, he left to band to pursue a solo career. Until today he has been working hard with his solo career; making albums and touring (with Sly and Robbie) . Just recently he has put out a best of album which includes original Black Uhuru songs, and a lot of his solo stuff (which has more of a dance-hall feel to them)

Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh, originally Winston McIntosh, was one of the founding members of legendary reggae group The Wailers, along with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley. Originally called The Wailing Wailers and playing ska, they became a well known band on Jamaica and had several hit songs. Eventually they began playing roots reggae, and soon became more well known outside of Jamaica as well. However, for various reasons, Tosh and Bunny left the band in 1974 to focus on their solo careers. In 1976, Peter Tosh released his debut solo album "Legalize It". He grew to become one the biggest reggae artists of all time, as well as a political and social activist preaching for human rights and justice. Though faced with radio bans, condemning news paper articles and fights (physical as well) with Jamaican authorities, he continued to spread his message. He also became a leading profile for the ganja movement and was a religious man, deeply involved in Rastafari. Peter Tosh was shot in his home during a robbery in 1987.
By Sweboy

Prince Far I
One of the most famous toasters to ever come out of Jamaica, Michael James Williams was born in Spanish Town in 1945. He is best noted for his deep voice and his strong Rastafarian beliefs. He began his career under the name King Cry Cry toasting for many famous DJs around Jamaica. He is well known for doing collaborating with The Arabs, and recording with King Tubby as well as being an inspiration on the youth of Jamaica.

Prince Jammy
Born in 1947 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Lloyd James eventually moved to Kingston, the subsequent epicenter of reggae. He first began his career under the belt of dub master, King Tubby. Together they made amazing dub music and won many sound system battles. Once Prince Jammy began getting more and more experienced, he began collaborating with other artists such as Bunny Wailer and Black Uhuru, creating dub tracks for both artists.

Prince Jazzbo
Born Linval Carter in Clarendon, Jamaica, 1951 Prince Jazzbo became on the the most well known DJs / toasters to ever come out of Jamaica. Prince Jazzbo started at Coxsone, where he put out many single (many played on Coxsone's sound system) He also put out many albums with the famous producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. Although his music is extremely hard to find, he put out some amazing songs giving his audience a glimpse of his rasta ideals and later on influencing people to start up rap.

Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus
Born Michael George Henry in Kingston, Jamaica 1943, and growing up in St. Mary (a rastafarian community), Ras Michael was taught drumming at a very young age and was soon the best drummer in town. Ras Michael then became very interested in Nyabinghi (a combination of chanting and playing at-least three hand drums played at Rastafarian Groundations) Ras Michael then got a group together mixing Nyabinghi with everyday reggae, being a big success and making many records.

Scientist
Overton Brown, Jamaica, West Indies Scientist burst onto the reggae scene in the early 70's with a reckless mixing style that seemed to outdo even King Tubby's wildest extravaganzas. He began his career with King Tubby, but had a very unique style with his tracks. He soon began to receive lots of success and found singer Barrington Levy and began to produce his songs; combined together they received great success from listeners.

Sly and Robbie
Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar are the most talented bassist and drummer in the reggae business. Sly and Robbie first met in the mid seventies. Sly was already a successful drummer when he met Aston Barrett’s (the wailers) youthful protégé bass player Robbie. They have played with everyone from Bob Dylan to Black Uhuru, each album reaching above the listeners expectations.

Soul Syndicate
Donovan Careless was the front-man singer for the famous band Soul Syndicate, which some members went on to back the international reggae star, Peter Tosh. Soul Syndicate consisted of; Earl "Chinna" Smith, Tony Chin, George "Fully" Fullwood, Enroy "Tenor" Grant, Earl "Wire" Lindo(legendary keyboardist of Bob Marley and the Wailers). Soul Syndicate have backed up many famous artists (once Donovan Careless left the band), and making great dub albums with King Tubby. All the members are very talented and should not be looked over when talking about dub.

Steel Pulse
Probably one of the most famous reggae bands to ever come out, Steel Pulse started in 1975 in England. Members David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass) formed the band in Handsworth. Steel Pulse started touring with punk bands such as The Stranglers but soon found their place touring with Burning Spear. Bob Marley was a very big fan of Steel Pulse's music. The peak of their success was during the time of their first five albums. After that period, the changed their song to become more mainstream, it didn't work and resulted in ultimately bad releases and bad sales. They gained more respect with their newest album African Holocaust. Steel Pulse are one of the best bands to come out of the reggae scene.

Sublime
The punk band Sublime was formed in Long Beach in the late 80's. What makes Sublime different from other punk bands is that they mixed the punk rock with numerous other styles. They combined punk, rock, ska, reggae, rap, surf and pop music to create a really unique style. Though their ska and reggae differed a lot in sound from the sound of classic Jamaican roots reggae, it is not to be looked down on as a unsuccessful attempt to copy the greats of the genre. They played it with skill and feeling, always with their own style, and constantly payed tribute to the big Jamaican artists that inspired them. Their success spawned a wave of similiar bands coming our from the Long Beach area. They gained a little mainstream success with their last album, though guitarist, singer and songwriter Bradley Nowell's death in a heroin overdose in 1996 put a tragic end to the band before they reached higher levels.
By Sweboy

Zion Gates
08-29-2005, 06:23 PM
Third World
Third World started in 1973 by keyboardist Michael Cooper and guitarist Steven Coore. They first met in music school, and had already been apart of the reggae scene. Once they got a band together, one of their first successful songs was a cover of The Abyssinians song "Satta Massagana". Third World had a very familiar sound to them (mostly vocal driven music while most reggae is bass and drum driven). They slowly started mixing elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock into their roots reggae sound. This lead to a more mainstream type sound, that was well accepted by listeners. To this day Third World have been one of the most innovative and creative reggae bands to come to the scene.

Tribo de Jah
Tribo de Jah is a reggae band from Brazil who mixed their own style with roots reggae. They first met at School of The Blind in Brazil. Although all of them weren't able to see (except for one member who can only see through one eye) they were able to make great music. Mostly famous in Brazil, Tribo de Jah were able to get reggae music famous again in Brazil. Tribo de Jah do a very good job of sticking to the roots and spreading their message for love, peace and a different view on politics which strong message has seem to left the mainstream.

Toots and The Maytals
Frederick "Toots" Hibert, backed up by Nathaniel "Jerry" Mathias and Raleigh Gordon is a singing legend. Toots and The Maytals started their musical career at a very young age during the 60's. They started by doing ska songs with heavy, almost gospel like style of singing. The put out many songs along those lines, until Toots was arrested in '66 for possession of ganja for 18 months (during this time Jerry and Raleigh didn't bother looking for another singer, cause they knew it wouldn't be the same without toots) After he was freed, the three went to Leslie Kong to record more music. Slowly during this time, reggae was being created and they decided to join the movement and create some reggae song example: "Do The Reggay."

UB40
UB40 are an 8 man reggae band out of Birmingham, England. UB40's biggest song was a cover of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine" which sold them many copies of their debut c-d. The band heavily used analogue synthesizers, psychedelic / rock guitar, saxophone and dub reggae. The singer focused mostly on political lyrics touching on such things as racism and unemployment.

The Upsetters
The Upsetters where one of the most important bands to come out of Jamaica, although they were never really a band, the Upsetters just referred to a variety of musicians who played as Lee Perry's studio band from 1968 - 1979, so the floating line-up causes some confusion as to figuring out who played what on which record and when. Seeing as The Upsetters just consisted of who rolled into the studio at the right time, the band saw many famous and talented artists such as Sly Dunbar, Aston and Carlton Barrett etc. They were very well known because they had made many hit singles with many different artists (Bob Marley being one of the many.) The Upsetters put out many albums and many hit songs, "Return Of Django" being one of the most famous hits.

U-Roy
Although not the first DJ, or even the first to make a record, U-Roy is commonly know as the Originator. His music was immensely popular, and forever changed Jamaica’s music scene. U-Roy was DJing for King Tubby’s Hi-Fi sound system when he cut his first song with Keith Hudson in 1969. Although his first song, and the few that followed, were not successful, he soon started topping the charts with his collaborations with John Holt. He has since gone down in history as the one of the innovators of the DJ and toaster style.
By Daniel!

Ziggy Marley
Like his father Ziggy Marley decided to join the reggae business. Ziggy Marley was the creative force behind the Melody Makers, after about 9 albums he decided to go solo. He released his first album “dragonfly” in 2003. Dragonfly didn’t see the success Ziggy wanted it to have, but it was a good way for Ziggy to explore new grounds and to create his own style of reggae.

Ashanti Waugh
Carlton Jackson
Charlie Ace
Cornell Campbell
Damien Marley
Dave Barker
Delroy Wilson
Denzil Dennis
Devon Irons
Dr. I-Bolit and Tribal Roots
Dub Syndicate
Earl Sixteen
Errol Walker
The Gatherers
George Boswell
George Earl
George Faith
The Gladiators
Glen Dacosta
Heaven Sisters
The Heptones
High Tone
The Hombres
Jay Boys
Johnny Clark
Johnny Osbourne
Junior Byles
Keith Rowe
King Kobra
Leo Graham
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace
Linvall Thompson
Lizzard
Lloyd Parks
Matisyahu
Mighty Diamonds
Misty In Roots
Neville Grant
Raphael Green
The Shadows
Silvertones
The Sons Of Selassie
The Stingers
Sugar Minott
Sylford Walker
Tru Believers
Velbet Shadows
The Viceroys
Wet City Rockers
Willi Williams
Zap Pow

El_Shiznit
08-29-2005, 06:53 PM
First! (sort of)


Good job, bro. How long did all that take you?
Nice title by the way.

HappyMarshmellow
08-29-2005, 06:58 PM
Awesome awesome thread.

Let Jah be praised!

CombatRock
08-29-2005, 08:24 PM
Righteous, i love reggae so much, just the vibe and sound. When i get more money im going to invest in allot of reggae albums.

sketchyjoe
08-29-2005, 08:37 PM
Steel Pulse are great.

Daniel!
08-29-2005, 09:16 PM
That's quite impressive. I really dig reggae but my collection is quite small. I'd be interested in hearing the Bad Brains album I Against I. I've heard alot about it but have never bothered to get it.

CombatRock
08-29-2005, 09:17 PM
Yea i really like them, i bought one of there cds the other night its really good, next reggae album i plan on buying is a Jimmy Cliff one.

Robert Crumb
08-29-2005, 11:23 PM
Very nice. I plan on investing on more reggae in the future. Gonna get a Jimmy Cliff album, too. Probably Culture as well. I'll probably look into some of these others I haven't heard.

El_Shiznit
08-29-2005, 11:25 PM
That's quite impressive. I really dig reggae but my collection is quite small. I'd be interested in hearing the Bad Brains album I Against I. I've heard alot about it but have never bothered to get it.
It is indeed a great album, but I think it may be the only full-length they've done where there is not a single reggae or dub song.

Even without one, it still is probably my current favorite of theirs. Not a single dull song on there. It's a bit more rock and rap inspired though, which is good, but different than their earlier material.

Excursions
08-30-2005, 02:24 AM
Good thread hopefully we can keep this going like the ska thread.

I said this in the old reggae thread, but my parents have Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor on vinyl which im quite proud of.

sweboy
08-30-2005, 06:11 AM
Sweet stuff.

blueyxd
08-30-2005, 06:18 AM
Maybe you should have a bit of a thing describing the differences between Reggae and Dub. I think the main one is Dub has a lot of electronic influence in the music, there could be more but I just don't know that much on the genre.

Salmonella Dub is a group I like, they're from New Zealand and I don't know much else about them. Songs worth a listen: Push On Thru, Simmer Down, Ez On, For The Love Of It.

KayaMon
08-30-2005, 06:40 AM
Salmonella Dub is a group I like, they're from New Zealand and I don't know much else about them. Songs worth a listen: Push On Thru, Simmer Down, Ez On, For The Love Of It.

Have you by any chance heard of another NZ dub band called Zuvuya. I must say theyre great, if anyone gets the chance pick up their album "Weed of Wisdom" great dub man.

This is a great thread, thanks for making it happen. peace.

sketchyjoe
08-30-2005, 07:24 AM
Toots and The Maytals
Frederick "Toots" Hibert, backed up by Nathaniel "Jerry" Mathias and Raleigh Gordon is a singing legend. Toots and The Maytals started their musical career at a very young age during the 60's. They started by doing ska songs with heavy, almost gospel like style of singing. The put out many songs along those lines, until Toots was arrested in '66 for possession of ganja for 18 months (during this time Jerry and Raleigh didn't bother looking for another singer, cause they knew it wouldn't be the same without toots) After he was freed, the three went to Leslie Kong to record more music. Slowly during this time, reggae was being created and they decided to join the movement and create some reggae song example: "Do The Reggay."
AKA The song that gave Reggae it's name.

Zion Gates
08-30-2005, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the great comments everyone. Iam going to try to keep this thread going like the ska thread, it may be hard, but iam sure if we all just talk it will come out good. At the moment iam uploading steel pulse's handsworth revolution, one of my favourite albums out, but can someone please recommend me an album to upload, that would help me out alot, next time i go to upload something. And I would love to hear your reviews on albums which you have or uploaded (short or long reviews, doesnt matter)

TO EL_SHIZNIT: it didnt take me too long, maybe a couple of hours, but it didnt feel like long. I always wanted to redo what i previosly did and make it better, so it wasnt much of a burden.

TO BLUEYXD: if i have time today ill write a little blurb about each genre.

EDIT: above my list of reggae albums is handsworth revolution. enjoy :thumb:

RushHourSoul
08-30-2005, 11:05 AM
Wow, great work guys.

This year i've really got into reggae, dub and ska. I love the laid back vibe (or the upbeat vibe in ska) and the oldish sound of it all. Although most of it i've downloaded (i've got about 3 and a half hours worth so far) I'm planning on buying a lot of cds and vinyls when I get some cash.

KayaMon
08-30-2005, 02:47 PM
i would say if your going to upload some good Steel Pulse, Earth Crisis is a must for all reggae lovers. Every song is golden.

Zion Gates
08-30-2005, 03:51 PM
i would say if your going to upload some good Steel Pulse, Earth Crisis is a must for all reggae lovers. Every song is golden.

i don't have it, its extremely hard to find reggae albums where i live (ottawa)

KayaMon
08-30-2005, 04:13 PM
i don't have it, its extremely hard to find reggae albums where i live (ottawa)

Ah i didnt realize you meant the albums from the list in the word document sorry about that. I would say "Funky Kingston" would be a great album for people new to reggae to hear.

Zion Gates
08-30-2005, 04:19 PM
Ah i didnt realize you meant the albums from the list in the word document sorry about that. I would say "Funky Kingston" would be a great album for people new to reggae to hear.

ill post that tommorow, do you have any albums not on that list you could post?

KayaMon
08-30-2005, 04:58 PM
ill post that tommorow, do you have any albums not on that list you could post?

I have a pretty extensive Bob Marley/ Steel Pulse collection on my computer. As well as lots of Sublime. Hmmm i suppose i could post Peter Tosh's- Legalize it, as it is a classic. But as for actual albums ive bought its slim to none for im in the same situation as you ,its hard to aquire reggae music where I am.

To be honest, how would I go about posting an album for all to listen to?

Zion Gates
08-30-2005, 05:33 PM
I have a pretty extensive Bob Marley/ Steel Pulse collection on my computer. As well as lots of Sublime. Hmmm i suppose i could post Peter Tosh's- Legalize it, as it is a classic. But as for actual albums ive bought its slim to none for im in the same situation as you ,its hard to aquire reggae music where I am.

To be honest, how would I go about posting an album for all to listen to?

put all of the songs of a certain album in a zip file. Then go to www.yousendit.com and upload the zipfile (this may take a while..be patient) once you are done you will be sent to another page and givin a link. then post the link in this thread. When you post your link, remember to replace the tt in http:// with xx because yousendit will track it down and get pissed off. Example: look at handsworth revolution (the 3rd post i think..just above the word document with the list of my c-ds)

KayaMon
09-01-2005, 06:47 AM
Peter Tosh- Legalize It

hxxp://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1LEAZR5UOYAFI2Y9JL907XFBJ0

sweboy
09-01-2005, 07:27 AM
I will advertise it.

Zion Gates
09-01-2005, 10:44 AM
Peter Tosh- Legalize It

hxxp://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1LEAZR5UOYAFI2Y9JL907XFBJ0

thats awsome :thumb: thanks

I will advertise it.

advertise what?

sketchyjoe
09-01-2005, 11:34 AM
advertise what?
Don't criticise it.

KayaMon
09-01-2005, 02:32 PM
Some call it tampee
Some call it the weed
Some call it Marijuana
Some of them call it Ganja

logain
09-01-2005, 02:48 PM
I'm sorry i'm sure they are all good but could you narrow it down to 3 or 4 for downloadable purposes?

logain
09-01-2005, 02:51 PM
oh and does anyone have any albums by peter tosh that has 'bumbo klatt' on it?

Zion Gates
09-01-2005, 03:17 PM
I'm sorry i'm sure they are all good but could you narrow it down to 3 or 4 for downloadable purposes?
what are you talking about?

logain
09-01-2005, 03:34 PM
I'm sorry i'm sure they are all good but could you narrow it down to 3 or 4 for downloadable purposes?

logain
09-01-2005, 03:36 PM
i mean norrowing it down to 3 or 4 of the best artists you mentioned. I will NOT be downloading anything because that sort of thing is illegal/

sketchyjoe
09-01-2005, 03:40 PM
i mean norrowing it down to 3 or 4 of the best artists you mentioned. I will NOT be downloading anything because that sort of thing is illegal/
You don't deserve any reccommendations now.

Daniel!
09-01-2005, 07:39 PM
There was an awsome reggae festival over the summerthat I missed. Toots and the Maytals and Steel Pulse were headlining it and this thread reminded me how cool it would have been and how much it sucks that I missed it.

You don't deserve any reccommendations now.

Owned.

KayaMon
09-01-2005, 07:44 PM
There was an awsome reggae festival over the summerthat I missed. Toots and the Maytals and Steel Pulse were headlining it and this thread reminded me how cool it would have been and how much it sucks that I missed it.



Owned.

Steel Pulse puts on one hell of a live show. Though it would have been great to see Toots and the Maytals with them, the Pulse show I saw was one of the best concerts ive been to.

Zion Gates
09-01-2005, 07:50 PM
There was an awsome reggae festival over the summerthat I missed. Toots and the Maytals and Steel Pulse were headlining it and this thread reminded me how cool it would have been and how much it sucks that I missed it.


where was this?

Daniel!
09-01-2005, 08:02 PM
Somewhere in California. I don't remember exactly. I could probably find out.

KayaMon
09-02-2005, 09:32 PM
Im in the process of uploading Steel Pulse- Earth Crisis so I'll post that tomorrow for everyone to enjoy. Its probably my favorite album they ever put out, that and Handsworth Revolution.

Peace and jah bless my rastas.

Daniel!
09-02-2005, 10:25 PM
Im in the process of uploading Steel Pulse- Earth Crisis so I'll post that tomorrow for everyone to enjoy. Its probably my favorite album they ever put out, that and Handsworth Revolution.

Peace and jah bless my rastas.

Yummy. That will be my official introduction to Steel Pulse.

KayaMon
09-03-2005, 09:14 AM
Steel Pulse-Earth Crisis

hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0CHGLU6UVLGKJ15LL4Z49LC6FN

peace

Pirate Satellite
09-03-2005, 12:27 PM
If someone can explain to me the uploading process, I could rip some pretty sick reggae albums on to my computer later.

This is a great thread.

Zion Gates
09-03-2005, 02:49 PM
If someone can explain to me the uploading process, I could rip some pretty sick reggae albums on to my computer later.

This is a great thread.

put all of the songs of a certain album in a zip file. Then go to www.yousendit.com and upload the zipfile (this may take a while..be patient) once you are done you will be sent to another page and givin a link. then post the link in this thread. When you post your link, remember to replace the tt in http:// with xx because yousendit will track it down and get pissed off. Example: look at handsworth revolution (the 3rd post i think..just above the word document with the list of my c-ds)

sweboy
09-03-2005, 04:55 PM
The Pirate Satellite is in the hizzle!

Zion Gates
09-03-2005, 08:53 PM
Steel Pulse-Earth Crisis

hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0CHGLU6UVLGKJ15LL4Z49LC6FN

peace

i didnt like this album as much as the other ones...still a good album, but not their best

Deathapalooza04
09-03-2005, 10:44 PM
nice thread.

i think you got your c's where your b's should be, though.

Zion Gates
09-03-2005, 10:54 PM
nice thread.

i think you got your c's where your b's should be, though.

hahaha ****...ill fix that

KayaMon
09-03-2005, 11:58 PM
i didnt like this album as much as the other ones...still a good album, but not their best

To each his own i suppose. Earth Crisis was the first Steel Pulse i ever heard and blew me away immediately. It will forever remain a favorite of mine.

Pirate Satellite
09-04-2005, 12:13 PM
I'm really pretty awful with computers and I never have the patience to be on for too long at a time. It may take me a while to figure this out, because technology's just not my bag.

Most of my music isn't even on my computer. However, if anyone wants me to send them John Brown's Body, Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dub Side Of The Moon, or the Trojan Dub or Chill-Out boxed sets, my AIM screen name is arsonmadeeasy. Otherwise, it may be a while, but some of that stuff is really worth the wait.

KayaMon
09-04-2005, 09:57 PM
Id be happy to post Dub side of the moon if anybody wants to hear it. Its an essential for any good Dub collection.

Zion Gates
09-05-2005, 11:05 AM
Id be happy to post Dub side of the moon if anybody wants to hear it. Its an essential for any good Dub collection.

that album is amazing...i love time

To Start A Conversation:
The other day i was reading the reviews for African Holocaust (Steel Pulse) on Amazon and i found one poster:

Reviewer: MamboCha. (Cherry Hill, N.J. US)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B0002DRE2C/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/104-6292430-7153512?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=music

He talked about how kids today, wearing Bob Marley t-shirts etc. (not being really into reggae) think about Che Guevara when they think of Marley (both being something that seems to be in the "mainstream" at the moment) but if you think about it, Bob Marley would have been one of the people Che killed or sent to prison, because Bob spoke freely, spoke his mind. Check out the review he does a great job explaning it...Thoughts?

Duppy
09-05-2005, 11:26 AM
good to see a reggae thread here. :) i luv i jah, that man in the review says what most of us intelligent people think, but it's hard to argue with the masses who think that Che was a revolutionary and similar to Bob. It is hard to believe a reggae band would promote the brutal Castro in their songs. Bob was a freethinker and freespeaker, while Che and Castro knew no love. If anyone has seen a film called the Motorcycle Diaries, it is about Che when he was younger... his original ideals. it is sad the way he turned out to be.

so, should I post some reggae music?

Zion Gates
09-05-2005, 11:32 AM
good to see a reggae thread here. :) i luv i jah, that man in the review says what most of us intelligent people think, but it's hard to argue with the masses who think that Che was a revolutionary and similar to Bob. It is hard to believe a reggae band would promote the brutal Castro in their songs. Bob was a freethinker and freespeaker, while Che and Castro knew no love. If anyone has seen a film called the Motorcycle Diaries, it is about Che when he was younger... his original ideals. it is sad the way he turned out to be.

so, should I post some reggae music?

if you want...albums would be awsome...i showed how to post them, in some posts (i think on the first and second page) what do you got?

Duppy
09-05-2005, 11:40 AM
i don't want to post full albums, since I believe that people should buy the music, but maybe a few songs from Trojan roots?

Zion Gates
09-05-2005, 11:41 AM
i don't want to post full albums, since I believe that people should buy the music, but maybe a few songs from Trojan roots?

ok that sounds cool....awsome post away

Duppy
09-05-2005, 12:08 PM
here are some songs from Trojan Roots (great album!).

hxxp://s50.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0N7WOJ1QOVTE11YU36ICGU08OS

Amazon.com - Trojan Roots Box Set (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006F2TD/qid=1125939636/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-2748685-5159130?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)

jah bless

KayaMon
09-05-2005, 05:29 PM
I dont see any similarities between Bob marley and Che Gueverra, other than the fact that everyone owns a shirt with either of them on it and that nobody knows anything about them.

Oh yes and heres some dub.

Easy star Allstars-Dub side of the moon.

hxxp://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0YKT9BFJ7QMF00TDHYAETEJFMT

Peace

ATM
09-05-2005, 05:35 PM
Does anyone else think Peter Tosh is a better guitar player then Bob Marley?

Daniel!
09-05-2005, 05:50 PM
Does anyone else think Peter Tosh is a better guitar player then Bob Marley?

I do.

sweboy
09-05-2005, 05:56 PM
Yeah, I mean, Peter played lead and Bob played rhytm, for the most part. But none of them were really anything special on the guitar.

ATM
09-05-2005, 05:56 PM
I have a bootleg that proves otherwise.

sweboy
09-05-2005, 06:00 PM
Al Anderson > Peter and Bob.

Leftover Jello
09-05-2005, 06:08 PM
To Start A Conversation:
The other day i was reading the reviews for African Holocaust (Steel Pulse) on Amazon and i found one poster:

Reviewer: MamboCha. (Cherry Hill, N.J. US)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B0002DRE2C/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/104-6292430-7153512?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=music

He talked about how kids today, wearing Bob Marley t-shirts etc. (not being really into reggae) think about Che Guevara when they think of Marley (both being something that seems to be in the "mainstream" at the moment) but if you think about it, Bob Marley would have been one of the people Che killed or sent to prison, because Bob spoke freely, spoke his mind. Check out the review he does a great job explaning it...Thoughts?

To try to add a differing view to you conversation...

I think that the writer of that review takes a pretty harsh criticism of Che and plays along with American propoganda. While Che believed it took ruthless measures to truly overthrow oppression and fascism, he never fell from his original ideals, and he always fought selflessly for the poor and helpless. I see no reason that Che would have killed Bob, since Bob would never have supported the Batistas in Cuba.

While I do not support any type of violence, including the Che's revolution, looking at it objectively (without the influence of American media propoganda) than you will see that the actions Che took to fight fascism around the world were not nearly as bad as the action that the American backed fascist states took to oppress their people and support American corporate interests.

As for Bob's specific politics. "Get up Stand up Stand up for you right don't give up the fight" seems to portray a message of standing up against oppression, similar to the message and the action that Che took to third world countries. The obvious arguement is that Cuba fell in with Soviet Russia and oppressed it's own people, betraying it's ideals. But I'd attribute this to Castro's pragmatic problem solving in a world dedicated to seeing him fail. In conclusion I would argue that Bob's ideals overlap greatly with those of Che's if not his ruthless action. However saying that Bob is better since he talked a lot with little action while Che took contraversial action would be wrong. And to assume that Bob would not have supported Che's ideals would also be wrong. I think that idealizing these two individuals, while maybe not perfectly accurate since they both had flaws, does portray an image of both love and revolution,

Zion Gates
09-05-2005, 06:31 PM
Al Anderson > Peter and Bob.
agree 100% al anderson is an amazing guitar
then peter who is also a very good guitarist
and you never hear bob solo or anything, so i can't really say anything

I have a bootleg that proves otherwise.
could you post that bootleg by anychance

Daniel!
09-05-2005, 06:56 PM
I have a bootleg that proves otherwise.

If that's the acoustic bootleg that someone (maybe you) uploaded a month or two ago in Alt/Indie, you should upload it again. The people here would like it.

ATM
09-05-2005, 10:56 PM
If that's the acoustic bootleg that someone (maybe you) uploaded a month or two ago in Alt/Indie, you should upload it again. The people here would like it.

Yea, that's the one.

I'll upload it tomorow.

What were your thoughts on it?

blueyxd
09-05-2005, 11:07 PM
here's a modern dub song I'm using in FL's at the moment.
Salmonella Dub - Push On Through (http://www.comcen.com.au/~caracarol/Salmonella%20Dub%20-%20Push%20On%20Through.mp3)
(Bartender gave it a 10/10 :))

Daniel!
09-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Yea, that's the one.

I'll upload it tomorow.

What were your thoughts on it?

I think it's awsome. There's same pretty sweet guitar playing on it. It made me go buy Legalize It. I think I'm going go listen to it right now.

Zion Gates
09-07-2005, 08:06 PM
here's a modern dub song I'm using in FL's at the moment.
Salmonella Dub - Push On Through (http://www.comcen.com.au/~caracarol/Salmonella%20Dub%20-%20Push%20On%20Through.mp3)
(Bartender gave it a 10/10 :))

great song...good post man :thumb:

i never really noticed this but check out Bad Brains S/T album
http://www.rockhard.de/images/badbrains1_g.jpg
it represents the fall and destruction of babylon...thats what i see, agree disagree?

KayaMon
09-07-2005, 09:33 PM
great song...good post man :thumb:

i never really noticed this but check out Bad Brains S/T album
http://www.rockhard.de/images/badbrains1_g.jpg
it represents the fall and destruction of babylon...thats what i see, agree disagree?

I would say thats a perfect description of that image. It looks like theyre taking a fatal blow at the babylon system.

Peace

magicbus
09-07-2005, 10:45 PM
Does anybody have anything by Scientist? And what are your thoughts on him?

Also, has anyone heard of Boozoo Bajou?

Zion Gates
09-08-2005, 03:58 PM
Does anybody have anything by Scientist? And what are your thoughts on him?

Also, has anyone heard of Boozoo Bajou?

i have one scientist song on my computor..thats it..do you want it?

KayaMon
09-08-2005, 04:09 PM
Im actually uploading a Scientist album ive got on my computer right now. Dub in Roots Tradition. Peace

Zion Gates
09-08-2005, 04:26 PM
Im actually uploading a Scientist album ive got on my computer right now. Dub in Roots Tradition. Peace
are you going to post it?

KayaMon
09-08-2005, 04:54 PM
are you going to post it?


of course, if it ever finishes uploading :p

cortez the killer
09-08-2005, 07:44 PM
so what do we think of sublime here? ive noticed they kindof slip past everything and dont really fall in one catogory or another. Also im starting to get into Bob Marley and a band i recently heard of called pepper, anyone heard or has albums?

Zesty Mordant
09-08-2005, 07:58 PM
Could someone perhaps recommend some good roots-reggae/acoustic reggae artists? I've been feeling a bit of that lately.

KayaMon
09-09-2005, 02:57 PM
Sorry for the delay

Scientist- Dub in Roots Tradition
hxxp://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=28CUBWDP5N43X35T506WXDMNWA

magicbus
09-09-2005, 03:47 PM
Sorry for the delay

Scientist- Dub in Roots Tradition
hxxp://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=28CUBWDP5N43X35T506WXDMNWA

Thanks very much :thumb:

sweboy
09-09-2005, 08:06 PM
so what do we think of sublime here? ive noticed they kindof slip past everything and dont really fall in one catogory or another. Also im starting to get into Bob Marley and a band i recently heard of called pepper, anyone heard or has albums?

Sublime is probably my favorite band of all time, so yeah, I think they're good. So sweet and so nice...

Zion Gates
09-09-2005, 09:05 PM
Could someone perhaps recommend some good roots-reggae/acoustic reggae artists? I've been feeling a bit of that lately.

acoustic reggae stuff:
abijah
some ziggy marley stuff...check that stuff out

Daniel!
09-09-2005, 09:37 PM
Since Slug seemed to fogert about it, I uploaded the acoustic Peter Tosh bootleg. But, since I don't want to get in trouble from mx for posting YSI links, hit me up on AIM at bestnameever77. I'll give you the link.

Zion Gates
09-09-2005, 10:47 PM
Since Slug seemed to fogert about it, I uploaded the acoustic Peter Tosh bootleg. But, since I don't want to get in trouble from mx for posting YSI links, hit me up on AIM at bestnameever77. I'll give you the link.
i dont have aim can you e-mail it to me:
ska_lex@hotmail.com
EDIT: i got your e-mail, thanks alot...iam downloading it now

magicbus
09-09-2005, 11:46 PM
Here are the dub albums I downloaded today:

Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
King Tubby - Roots of Dub

Right now I'm downloading another Boozoo Bajou album, but I'm still trying to figure out exactly what genre they are, there are traces of dub in there.

AIM me if you want me to send you one.

Zion Gates
09-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Here are the dub albums I downloaded today:

Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
King Tubby - Roots of Dub

Right now I'm downloading another Boozoo Bajou album, but I'm still trying to figure out exactly what genre they are, there are traces of dub in there.

AIM me if you want me to send you one.
sorry (once again) i dont have aim could you e-mail it to me please
ska_lex@hotmail.com

El_Shiznit
09-10-2005, 11:41 AM
Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
The first time I heard Scientist was probably the first time I really heard dub. It was on Grand Theft Auto 3 on the radio station K-Jah. This was a long time ago before I knew how amazing reggae/dub was. I first found my love for the music through that radio station in the game. Sometimes I would just leave my game on pause with K-Jah playing all day. I think Scientist did all the songs on that station and I think all the songs are off that album you just listed.

I didn't find out the last bit of info until yesterday. So now I'm making it a point that that album will be the next purchase of mine.

magicbus
09-10-2005, 04:16 PM
The first time I heard Scientist was probably the first time I really heard dub. It was on Grand Theft Auto 3 on the radio station K-Jah. This was a long time ago before I knew how amazing reggae/dub was. I first found my love for the music through that radio station in the game. Sometimes I would just leave my game on pause with K-Jah playing all day. I think Scientist did all the songs on that station and I think all the songs are off that album you just listed.

I didn't find out the last bit of info until yesterday. So now I'm making it a point that that album will be the next purchase of mine.

Yea this was the first Dub album I listened to. I heard it on K-Jah too, and all the songs on that station are on this album.

And i_luv_i_jah, I'm sending the YSI links to your email. In case they didn't go through:

Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires:
hxxp://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0KA9MI1XBPWAC3J5HPFGFJ5YS7

King Tubby - Roots of Dub:
hxxp://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1LRQBHA6LCWCR0TSNT9LV8PBNN

Zion Gates
09-10-2005, 05:22 PM
TO MAGICBUS: thanks for the links...i didnt get your e-mail so good thing you posted the link..thanks a bunch :thumb:
TO EVERYONE: thanks everyone for keeping this thread going, hopefully it will stay strong. We'll Be Forever Lovin' Jah!!

and
so i was naming the bootleg songs on the album...and i didnt know # 5 or # 9, anyone know which songs they are?
EDIT: nevermind i got it from here..check it out:
http://www.bobmarley.freeserve.co.uk/triad.htm

KayaMon
09-10-2005, 08:11 PM
Hey Daniel id be interested in hearing that Peter Tosh aucoustic bootleg. If your ever on AIM hit me up at StrangeBrew246 or my email kayamon324@gmail.com

Peace

Daniel!
09-10-2005, 10:59 PM
I'm liking those dub albums you posted, magicbus.

magicbus
09-10-2005, 11:36 PM
I'm liking those dub albums you posted, magicbus.

Cool man, I'm glad you like them :thumb:

Zion Gates
09-11-2005, 04:23 PM
iam uploading prince jazzbo - ital corner, one of my favourite artists, if anyone wants to check this guy out (highly recommended) reply to this post, and post your e-mail

KayaMon
09-11-2005, 04:38 PM
Id like to thank Daniel! for that bootleg. Man, i had no idea Tosh could play like that. Great stuff, the vocals are so powerful. :thumb:

Oh yes and id love to here some Prinze Jazzbo i_luv_i_jah, always looking for more good reggae. kayamon324@gmail.com

Peace, and Jah Bless.

Zion Gates
09-11-2005, 05:54 PM
Id like to thank Daniel! for that bootleg. Man, i had no idea Tosh could play like that. Great stuff, the vocals are so powerful. :thumb:

Oh yes and id love to here some Prinze Jazzbo i_luv_i_jah, always looking for more good reggae. kayamon324@gmail.com

Peace, and Jah Bless.

i sent you the link..tell me how you like it

ATM
09-11-2005, 06:05 PM
Since Slug seemed to fogert about it, I uploaded the acoustic Peter Tosh bootleg. But, since I don't want to get in trouble from mx for posting YSI links, hit me up on AIM at bestnameever77. I'll give you the link.

Oops, sorry about that :-/

Daniel!
09-11-2005, 06:52 PM
Oops, sorry about that :-/

That's fine.


So recently, I've been hearing alot about The Congos - Heart of the Congos. Do any of you guys have it? Any good?

KayaMon
09-11-2005, 07:21 PM
i sent you the link..tell me how you like it

Thanks. I thought it was great, very relaxed with a dub element mixed in. Dreadlock corner would have to be my favorite track on it.

"Unite black people unite, its time to stop the fussing and fighting"

Peace, and thanks again.

magicbus
09-11-2005, 08:06 PM
Can you guys send either of those links to rockshowguy56@hotmail.com ?

KayaMon
09-11-2005, 10:40 PM
Can you guys send either of those links to rockshowguy56@hotmail.com ?

I sent you the Prince Jazzbo link.

HappyMarshmellow
09-12-2005, 01:48 PM
You guys should check out Cultura Profética from Puerto Rico.

Zion Gates
09-12-2005, 03:12 PM
That's fine.


So recently, I've been hearing alot about The Congos - Heart of the Congos. Do any of you guys have it? Any good?

yeah..ive heard alot about them aswell, ive heard a couple songs by them, they don't sound bad, iam planning on buying the c-d soon...when i get it ill upload it and send it to you, and anyone else that wants it

JonM
09-13-2005, 01:18 PM
What is the deal with the new Damian Marley record? I want to know more about it, but I am considering picking it up.

HappyMarshmellow
09-13-2005, 03:20 PM
Here is a track from Puerto Rico's Cultura Profética, called "Ideas Nuevas".

Tell me what you guys think.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=04N7UWLM

Zion Gates
09-13-2005, 05:30 PM
Here is a track from Puerto Rico's Cultura Profética, called "Ideas Nuevas".

Tell me what you guys think.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=04N7UWLM

wasnt bad actually...missing a nice jamaican singer though, iam not a big fan of any reggae that doesnt involve a reggae accent, but it wasnt bad, you should write a blurb about them.

Zion Gates
09-17-2005, 03:19 PM
i just bought the congos c-d - heart of the congo (double disc)
if anyone wants it ask

ATM
09-17-2005, 05:36 PM
Easy Dub All Stars are playing near me tonight and I am too tired to go :-/

They are the ones that do Dub Side Of the Moon.

Daniel!
09-17-2005, 06:08 PM
Easy Dub All Stars are playing near me tonight and I am too tired to go :-/

They are the ones that do Dub Side Of the Moon.

Aren't they touring with someone cool? Or are they by themselves?

magicbus
09-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Easy Dub All Stars are playing near me tonight and I am too tired to go :-/

They are the ones that do Dub Side Of the Moon.

I think it was Jam2Me who said that Burning Spear is playing a show near him soon. I wish cool reggae bands played shows by me :upset:

El_Shiznit
09-18-2005, 03:24 AM
Where do you guys buy your reggae and dub albums from? My local stores don't have a very good selection.

Daniel!
09-18-2005, 02:41 PM
Amazon has a lot.

sweboy
09-18-2005, 03:20 PM
Oh fo sho.

Daniel!
09-18-2005, 04:08 PM
How would dub be performed live? Because isn't it mainly done in the studio with all the knobs and switches and buttons and stuff?

Zion Gates
09-18-2005, 06:05 PM
How would dub be performed live? Because isn't it mainly done in the studio with all the knobs and switches and buttons and stuff?

i dont think its performed, but like played on sound systems or some kind of dj equipment. From that came rap, or toasting as it was called back in the day (stuff like prince jazzbo) where the dj would kinda make up lyrics over the dub tracks being played on his turntables or whatever was being used to play the dub tracks

Daniel!
09-18-2005, 07:28 PM
i dont think its performed, but like played on sound systems or some kind of dj equipment. From that came rap, or toasting as it was called back in the day (stuff like prince jazzbo) where the dj would kinda make up lyrics over the dub tracks being played on his turntables or whatever was being used to play the dub tracks

I figured it would involve some sort of DJ-ing. It would be interesting to hear.

Daniel!
09-20-2005, 08:48 PM
Recently I've been liking Bad Brains a lot (as seen by new avatar). All I have is the s/t and I Against I though. You guys have any reccomendations as to what albums I should pick up next?

El_Shiznit
09-21-2005, 12:34 PM
Recently I've been liking Bad Brains a lot (as seen by new avatar). All I have is the s/t and I Against I though. You guys have any reccomendations as to what albums I should pick up next?
If you want a pure dub album, go with I & I Survived. My favorite dub song, "Jah Love", is on there. If you're looking for content similar to the S/T, go with Rock For Light. That album has the really fast songs with the occasional reggae in there. My favorite reggae song of theirs, "The Meek", is on that one. For more of the slower-paced rock stuff on I Against I, go with Quickness. I think that's their worst album, but that's not saying much. :)


Also check out a few other releases like Black Dots and The Omega Sessions. Black Dots is a really cool album after you have heard their S/T. It is their demo. You can hear all the extra talking in between recordings. Also, at the time, clubs in DC didn't allow Bad Brains to play their songs so fast, so during this recording you hear a lot of the same songs, but slowed down considerably. It is really good if you're already a fan.

The Omega Sessions is a very short but worth it album/EP. It has another (and better, in my opinion) version of "I Against I". There is also a song on there that is very unique. In all other releases by them, you would have hardcore/punk songs and then reggae songs. Hardly ever mixing. In the song "Stay Close To Me", the two genres are mixed and it sounds really awesome.

I <3 Bad Brains

ATM
09-21-2005, 06:00 PM
I found out that Easy Dub All Stars are going to cover OK Computer!

Daniel!
09-21-2005, 09:14 PM
If you want a pure dub album, go with I & I Survived. My favorite dub song, "Jah Love", is on there. If you're looking for content similar to the S/T, go with Rock For Light. That album has the really fast songs with the occasional reggae in there. My favorite reggae song of theirs, "The Meek", is on that one. For more of the slower-paced rock stuff on I Against I, go with Quickness. I think that's their worst album, but that's not saying much. :)


Also check out a few other releases like Black Dots and The Omega Sessions. Black Dots is a really cool album after you have heard their S/T. It is their demo. You can hear all the extra talking in between recordings. Also, at the time, clubs in DC didn't allow Bad Brains to play their songs so fast, so during this recording you hear a lot of the same songs, but slowed down considerably. It is really good if you're already a fan.

The Omega Sessions is a very short but worth it album/EP. It has another (and better, in my opinion) version of "I Against I". There is also a song on there that is very unique. In all other releases by them, you would have hardcore/punk songs and then reggae songs. Hardly ever mixing. In the song "Stay Close To Me", the two genres are mixed and it sounds really awesome.

I <3 Bad Brains

.................wow. I love you. I'll start checking those out.


I found out that Easy Dub All Stars are going to cover OK Computer!

Yummy.

pedro durruti
09-22-2005, 01:09 AM
http://abum.com/show/2118/1448721413.wmv

Really good Jewish reggae artist (with some hip-hop and beatboxing influences) that someone made a thread about in the pit.

KayaMon
09-22-2005, 06:05 PM
http://abum.com/show/2118/1448721413.wmv

Really good Jewish reggae artist (with some hip-hop and beatboxing influences) that someone made a thread about in the pit.

Oh man Matisyahu is great. If you havent listened to him i highly reccomend it. And if you like it try to find 'Live at Stubbs'.

El_Shiznit
09-23-2005, 02:47 PM
I'm finally going to a decent record store tonight when I'm in a big city for a show. I got a bunch of money saved up so I can hopefully pick up CD's from 4 genres. As far as reggae or dub is concerned, I'm picking up a Scientist album or two if they got 'em.

Zion Gates
09-24-2005, 08:49 PM
so i was listening to some prince jazzbo, and my favourite lyric popped up:

still iam down here in babylon,
fighting my way to go to zion

i came to the conclusion that reggae had some of the best and most spiritual lyrics. Discuss your favourite reggae lyrics...sorry for the really bad conversation starter, but this thread is going slow

sweboy
09-25-2005, 04:33 AM
Yeah, even though that one may not really be the most original reggae lyric... I don't like it too much when it goes too sterotypical and is nothing but "Praise Jah, spread the love, destroy Babylon, smoke the herb, bring our children back to Zion, aye-yo-yo". There's nothing wrong with those kind of lyrics, it's just that a lot of them rasta singers tend to get caught up in that stereotype and sing about nothing else.
But yeah, there's some good lyrics out there for sure.

Zion Gates
09-25-2005, 12:30 PM
Yeah, even though that one may not really be the most original reggae lyric... I don't like it too much when it goes too sterotypical and is nothing but "Praise Jah, spread the love, destroy Babylon, smoke the herb, bring our children back to Zion, aye-yo-yo". There's nothing wrong with those kind of lyrics, it's just that a lot of them rasta singers tend to get caught up in that stereotype and sing about nothing else.
But yeah, there's some good lyrics out there for sure.
yeah thats true...either way i still love rasta lyrics, i find them to be real spiritual, and thats what i really like about the music.

KayaMon
09-25-2005, 01:14 PM
So much trouble in the world - Bob Marley

'Bless my eyes this morning;
Jah sun is on the rise once again.
The way earthly thin's are goin',
Anything can happen.

You see men sailing on their ego trip,
Blast off on their spaceship,
Million miles from reality:
No care for you, no care for me.'

I love Bob Marleys words especialy because he really speaks in universal terms, he speaks for all people and all things and shows that we are all going through the same struggle. But reggaes spritual, positive vibe is what ive come to love most about it, I like to feel good, uplifted.

Zion Gates
09-25-2005, 02:47 PM
just today my dad found some old bob marley stamps check them out:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/ska_lex/DSCN0696.jpg
heres a little thing that came with the stamps talking about them (sorry its hard to read, i dont have a scanner, so i could only take photos of it)

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/ska_lex/DSCN0698.jpg
a couple sample stamps

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/ska_lex/DSCN0699.jpg
the outside of an envelope

close up on the stamps
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/ska_lex/DSCN0700.jpg

El_Shiznit
09-25-2005, 07:22 PM
Not necessarily their reggae tunes, but Bad Brains as a whole definitely has some awesome lyrics. Their lyrics and reading about their lifestyle really influenced me as a person. There are only three bands I can safely say changed my life, and one of those bands is Bad Brains.

Zion Gates
09-25-2005, 08:23 PM
Not necessarily their reggae tunes, but Bad Brains as a whole definitely has some awesome lyrics. Their lyrics and reading about their lifestyle really influenced me as a person. There are only three bands I can safely say changed my life, and one of those bands is Bad Brains.

i love bad brains one of my favourite bands
i got:
i and i survive
black dots
i against i
the youth are getting restless
greatest riffs

what should i get next? anyones with a bunch of reggae tunes?

El_Shiznit
09-25-2005, 09:50 PM
Wowzers! You don't have their S/T? That album is considered their best and I have heard multiple sources refer to it as "the holy grail of hardcore".

It's got some of the best versions of their hardcore stuff. Also has some reggae and dub. 3 tracks if I remember correctly. "Leaving Babylon" has an awesome bass line. Get that S/T asap if you can.

When you say you have "i and i survive", do you mean the vinyl EP, 12" Single, or the full-length dub album I & I Survived? I think the song on the 12" Single is the version on the greatest riffs CD. Basically what I'm trying to say is if you don't have it, get the dub album.

Zion Gates
09-26-2005, 03:03 PM
Wowzers! You don't have their S/T? That album is considered their best and I have heard multiple sources refer to it as "the holy grail of hardcore".

It's got some of the best versions of their hardcore stuff. Also has some reggae and dub. 3 tracks if I remember correctly. "Leaving Babylon" has an awesome bass line. Get that S/T asap if you can.

When you say you have "i and i survive", do you mean the vinyl EP, 12" Single, or the full-length dub album I & I Survived? I think the song on the 12" Single is the version on the greatest riffs CD. Basically what I'm trying to say is if you don't have it, get the dub album.

the full length dub album is the i and i survive i have. I never bought the self titled cause i already had most of the songs on other c-ds. Hows rise i hear thats really good

El_Shiznit
09-26-2005, 03:13 PM
eh...

I do not own Rise or God of Love as I heard they are bad. And on Rise, HR and Earl Hudson aren't in the lineup. So I never bothered to check those records out either. Though I probably will sometime soon.

If you want another one for cheap, get the Omega Sessions. Should only be about 5 bucks as it is more or less an EP. But it has got some good versions of songs and probably a song you haven't heard before, "Stay Close To Me".

sweboy
09-26-2005, 03:30 PM
Stay Close to Me is fucking awesome.

magicbus
09-26-2005, 04:11 PM
Does anybody have any other Scientist albums besides "Rids the World..." and "Roots In Dub Tradition"? I want to get "Meet The Space Invaders" but I can't find it.

Daniel!
09-26-2005, 09:12 PM
the full length dub album is the i and i survive i have. I never bought the self titled cause i already had most of the songs on other c-ds. Hows rise i hear thats really good

Could you send me that on aim pretty pretty please? My screen name is bestnameever77.

Zion Gates
09-27-2005, 05:22 PM
Could you send me that on aim pretty pretty please? My screen name is bestnameever77.

i dont have aim sorry dude....whats your e-mail ill just send it to that

Zion Gates
09-27-2005, 06:20 PM
Could you send me that on aim pretty pretty please? My screen name is bestnameever77.

iam i crazy or did you delete your post with your e-mail...its c-d is done now i just gotta send it to you

Zion Gates
09-27-2005, 07:56 PM
^ i sent it to you...also check this out: http://cdzinc.com/K/32/rock/A_B/badbrains.html

Daniel!
09-27-2005, 08:20 PM
^ i sent it to you...also check this out: http://cdzinc.com/K/32/rock/A_B/badbrains.html

Thanks alot. I shall now bookmark that site.

sweboy
09-28-2005, 02:11 PM
Man, are those full songs? That is absolutely frickin awesome. How good, can a site get!?

El_Shiznit
09-28-2005, 03:34 PM
Fo' real. Every band and artist in existence needs to do that.

Zion Gates
09-28-2005, 05:08 PM
www.cdzinc.com ...its awsome man, everyone has to check out that website

KayaMon
09-28-2005, 05:26 PM
www.cdzinc.com ...its awsome man, everyone has to check out that website

word. I dont know where I would be without CDzinc.com

Zion Gates
09-28-2005, 05:29 PM
word. I dont know where I would be without CDzinc.com

is there a way to get the songs from c-d zinc onto itunes?

KayaMon
09-28-2005, 06:00 PM
is there a way to get the songs from c-d zinc onto itunes?

Im not positive but I dont think so. I havent been able to save any songs onto my comp so I dont think you would be able to.

El_Shiznit
09-29-2005, 01:43 AM
To save them on your computer, just right click and hit "save target as". However, it is a weird file type which iTunes won't directly open up. You can open it in WMP obviously though. There is probably a file conversion program out there that will do it. May cost money though.

Roaryasta
10-04-2005, 01:36 PM
Hey all. I bet this question is very common on the forum, but I need some opinions on the keyboards out there and what may be best suited for my style of play. I'm trying to get as much information as I can before committing to a purchase.

I'm in a reggae band, and I've been playing for about two years (still mediocre but progressing). We're just getting to the point where we will start gigging in a couple of months. I am looking for a keyboard / organ that fills the following needs:

- a $400 - $800 price tag;
- produces both sharp "bang" chord sounds on keyboard tones, and full "bubble" organ sounds;
- good recording quality would help as well.

I would really appreciate any reggae keyboarders' opinions on this.

I know very little about keyboard brands or styles. Most of my searching has led to Korg or Roland. Anyone out there with an opinion on Korg keyboards vs. Roland keyboards would be a big help as well.

Thanks everyone! :thumb:
Roaryasta, keyboarding rasta

( For those unfamiliar, some reggae key sounds, specifically organ sounds, can be difficult to reproduce on many standard keyboards. The "bubble" sound, for example, is a background organ sound that usually hits on the half beats and produces a sort of pumping warble. If you listen to reggae, then you may know what I am talking about. Sometimes you have to look for it, but it is an essential part of the reggae sound. )

Zion Gates
10-04-2005, 05:16 PM
^ no clue, but post your bands music man

El_Shiznit
10-05-2005, 11:57 AM
Yeah, I'd like to hear it.

Today I purchased a Jimmy Cliff album for $7 and a Toots & The Maytals for $3. It's weird because I never see albums I want for so cheap.

Zion Gates
10-06-2005, 08:09 PM
i just watched the bad brains video that comes with the bad brains dub c-d..anyone else see it, i love it..hadnt seen it in a while and was in the mood. dammit..i have nothing to talk about, this thread is dieing! help me out with some conversation starters.

Daniel!
10-06-2005, 08:36 PM
I just downloaded a Lee Perry comilation cd called Reggae Greats. It has some songs that he produced and some of his own songs and its a really great cd.

I'm also still looking for Heart of the Congos and a Max Romeo album but so far I haven't found anything yet. Anyone wanna help me out? :naughty:

KayaMon
10-06-2005, 09:01 PM
I just downloaded a Lee Perry comilation cd called Reggae Greats. It has some songs that he produced and some of his own songs and its a really great cd.

I'm also still looking for Heart of the Congos and a Max Romeo album but so far I haven't found anything yet. Anyone wanna help me out? :naughty:

Ive heard that Lee Perry Reggae Greats album and i have to agree with you, it is great.

And I thought id ask this since we are in a reggae thread. Who loves ganja? :D

magicbus
10-06-2005, 10:32 PM
I thought Bad Brains was more of a punk group? Are they reggae?

Daniel!
10-06-2005, 11:16 PM
I thought Bad Brains was more of a punk group? Are they reggae?

They're all over the place. They have songs that are punk, songs that are reggae, songs that are dub, songs that are metal, and tons of other stuff.

El_Shiznit
10-07-2005, 02:48 AM
And I thought id ask this since we are in a reggae thread. Who loves ganja? :D
Though I really enjoy reggae, I claim edge. I'm know there's a lot on MX that do, however.



And about Bad Brains, go back to find that link of theirs and download some of their reggae/dub stuff.

Leaving Babylon
The Meek
The Man Won't Annoy Ya

That's a good start. They have a lot more than what's on that site though.

Roaryasta
10-07-2005, 02:53 PM
i have nothing to talk about, this thread is dieing! help me out with some conversation starters.

Anyone ever heard of SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army)? They are an incredibly i-spirational roots reggae group. Much respect to the group. They are from Arlington, VA (close to home, much love), and have been on the scene for maybe 8 years now... very intelligent, conscious, real message mixed with roots reggae sound -- anything I can say falls utterly short of their abilities.

Check 'em at: SOJA Music (http://www.sojamusic.com)

They are an inspiration to my life and music. And speaking of music, I'll post some of our band's music (Sons of Solomon) sometime when we can. We've got some live recordings, but they are on the board at our guitarist's place. Thanks for the interest Zion and Shiznet!

Much love and respect,
-Roaryasta, keyboarding rasta

Zion Gates
10-07-2005, 03:06 PM
I just downloaded a Lee Perry comilation cd called Reggae Greats. It has some songs that he produced and some of his own songs and its a really great cd.

I'm also still looking for Heart of the Congos and a Max Romeo album but so far I haven't found anything yet. Anyone wanna help me out? :naughty:

iam upping the congos - heart of the congo [disc 1] right now whats your e-mail so i can send it to you?

Zion Gates
10-07-2005, 03:12 PM
Anyone ever heard of SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army)? They are an incredibly i-spirational roots reggae group. Much respect to the group. They are from Arlington, VA (close to home, much love), and have been on the scene for maybe 8 years now... very intelligent, conscious, real message mixed with roots reggae sound -- anything I can say falls utterly short of their abilities.

Check 'em at: SOJA Music (http://www.sojamusic.com)

They are an inspiration to my life and music. And speaking of music, I'll post some of our band's music (Sons of Solomon) sometime when we can. We've got some live recordings, but they are on the board at our guitarist's place. Thanks for the interest Zion and Shiznet!

Much love and respect,
-Roaryasta, keyboarding rasta

thats some good stuff man, thanks for posting that. and definatly come back with some of your bands mp3s that would be nice

magicbus
10-07-2005, 05:15 PM
Are their genres divided up among albums? Like do they have a metal album, a dub album, etc., or do their albums have songs in each genre?

Zion Gates
10-07-2005, 05:52 PM
Are their genres divided up among albums? Like do they have a metal album, a dub album, etc., or do their albums have songs in each genre?

usually they have a couple of reggae songs on each c-d (along with alot of punk stuff) they also have an entire dub c-d, and an entire metal sounding c-d, with some metal songs every now mixed in with their regular hardcore punk

Daniel!
10-07-2005, 10:22 PM
Are their genres divided up among albums? Like do they have a metal album, a dub album, etc., or do their albums have songs in each genre?

Their most metal influenced album is I Against I, their best dub album is I & I Survived, and albums like their self titled have a mix of punk and reggae.

Zion Gates
10-07-2005, 10:52 PM
Their most metal influenced album is I Against I, their best dub album is I & I Survived, and albums like their self titled have a mix of punk and reggae.
yo man whats your e-mail i got heart of the congo downloaded for you

Daniel!
10-08-2005, 12:28 AM
yo man whats your e-mail i got heart of the congo downloaded for you

ed.nickerson@comcast.net

magicbus
10-08-2005, 12:52 AM
Ok, I'll check out that dub album, and probably they're self titled too.

EDIT: I'm getting their s/t and I Against I, can one of you guys upload I & I Survived? I can't find it.

EDIT EDIT: I found it :)

Daniel!
10-08-2005, 05:27 PM
I'm really liking the Congos album, thanks Zion Gates.

I just watched the Clash documentary Westway to the World, and Paul Simion talked about reggae a lot and was name dropping bands left and right. So I'm check into a few of the ones he was talking about.

ben d
10-09-2005, 01:37 PM
i like:
bob marley
sublime
burning spear
long beach dub allstars
long beach shortbus
buju banton
mishka
matisyahu

magicbus
10-09-2005, 03:38 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about Burning Spear. I'm not sure when the last time we talked about them was, but Man In The Hills is awesome.

El_Shiznit
10-09-2005, 04:22 PM
My favorite Burning Spear song is "The Invasion/Black Wa-Da-Da".
He was the first reggae artist I purchased music by. Cept Bad Brains.

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 04:27 PM
My favorite Burning Spear song is "Old Marcus Garvey". I like the horn parts.

sweboy
10-09-2005, 04:29 PM
"Burning Reggae" is one hot song by him. "Jah Kingdom" is nice too.

magicbus
10-09-2005, 04:29 PM
Did anyone of you guys see them on the 2004 Bonnaroo DVD? They do a reeeeally cool song called "Postman".

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 04:30 PM
I've haven't seen the DVD but I've considered renting it once or twice. He's supposed to be pretty good live.

El_Shiznit
10-09-2005, 04:35 PM
Check 'em at: SOJA Music (http://www.sojamusic.com)
Listening to the first song on their site right now. Pretty good. I like the lyrics.

"Time Come Due" is really good too.

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 08:01 PM
my first burning spear song was travelling, my favourite is throw down your arms, or invasion / black wa-da-da ...you guys should definatly check out his album dry & heavy, definatly his most underrated work.

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 08:09 PM
what do you guys think of dancehall? when i went to jamaica everyone was listening to dancehall (and marley ofcourse) there seems to be a lack of roots music left, i didnt talk to locals, but the ones i did talk to listened to mainly dancehall, ive also noticed that many bands are switching to a more dancehall sound (example: black uhuru and michael rose)...personally i really dont like it.

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 09:37 PM
From what I've heard I think dancehall is okay, but I don't have any straight ahead albums or anything so I can't have a really concrete opinion on it.

Also, when did you go to Jamaica? What's it like there?

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 09:44 PM
From what I've heard I think dancehall is okay, but I don't have any straight ahead albums or anything so I can't have a really concrete opinion on it.

Also, when did you go to Jamaica? What's it like there?

i went last year i think. I pretty much only stayed in the resort, and only went to tourist attractions outside of it. I did go to kingston with my dad one day, we went to the bob marley museum. I just relaxed pretty much, its a nice place, people are nice. There was this reggae band that played one night, so i went to go talk to them, nice guys. Iam going back once i reach grade 12 (iam in grade 10 right now) with my dad, we are gonna visite alot of stuff, hopefully alot envolving reggae + getting a bunch of reggae c-ds.

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 09:56 PM
i went last year i think. I pretty much only stayed in the resort, and only went to tourist attractions outside of it. I did go to kingston with my dad one day, we went to the bob marley museum. I just relaxed pretty much, its a nice place, people are nice. There was this reggae band that played one night, so i went to go talk to them, nice guys. Iam going back once i reach grade 12 (iam in grade 10 right now) with my dad, we are gonna visite alot of stuff, hopefully alot envolving reggae + getting a bunch of reggae c-ds.

Sounds pretty awsome. I would love to go on a trip like that someday.

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 10:12 PM
heres a picture of a sculpture thing i bought off this dread when i was down in Jamaica, its pretty chill:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/ska_lex/DSCN0710.jpg

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 10:19 PM
That's cool. My brother's girlfriend got him something like that when she went to the Bahamas. His is probably not as authentic.

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 10:23 PM
That's cool. My brother's girlfriend got him something like that when she went to the Bahamas. His is probably not as authentic.
when i bought it the guy just finished painting it, and put some kind of lacquer or something on top of it. it was pretty awsome..how are you liking the congos c-d btw? (and if you have msn add me ska_lex@hotmail.com)

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 10:39 PM
The Congos cd is fantastic. "Fisherman" and 'The Wrong Thing" are probably my favorite songs on the album. I don't have msn though, sorry.

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 10:46 PM
since you liked it, iam upping disc two for you, its only got 5 songs, its got some different versions of congoman and stuff, its good. just started so might take a while

Daniel!
10-09-2005, 10:53 PM
since you liked it, iam upping disc two for you, its only got 5 songs, its got some different versions of congoman and stuff, its good. just started so might take a while

Sounds great. Just email it when you're done.

Zion Gates
10-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Sounds great. Just email it when you're done.
sent
enjoy.

El_Shiznit
10-10-2005, 01:12 PM
I haven't listened to a lot of Dancehall. I have a Barrington Levy compilation and in the bios, you've described him as a dancehall artist. There's a couple songs on the compilation I would agree on them being dancehall (including his most popular song), but the rest I wouldn't describe as such.


But maybe my definition is wrong. What is a good definition for dancehall, please? :)

Zion Gates
10-10-2005, 01:21 PM
I haven't listened to a lot of Dancehall. I have a Barrington Levy compilation and in the bios, you've described him as a dancehall artist. There's a couple songs on the compilation I would agree on them being dancehall (including his most popular song), but the rest I wouldn't describe as such.


But maybe my definition is wrong. What is a good definition for dancehall, please? :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancehall :thumb:

sweboy
10-10-2005, 03:13 PM
Dancehall is all about homophobic, sexist, medicore rappers using their Jamaican image to make money on songs consisting of sub-par rhymes over copied beats. There, I said it. Come on, someone had to say it.

Buju Banton has got some flow though. Sizzla has delievered some nice tunes aswell.

JonM
10-10-2005, 06:12 PM
Dancehall is all about homophobic, sexist, medicore rappers using their Jamaican image to make money on songs consisting of sub-par rhymes over copied beats. There, I said it. Come on, someone had to say it.

:thumb: :chug:

Zion Gates
10-10-2005, 07:00 PM
Dancehall is all about homophobic, sexist, medicore rappers using their Jamaican image to make money on songs consisting of sub-par rhymes over copied beats. There, I said it. Come on, someone had to say it.


i agree 100%..i hate walking into a store, looking under reggae and you see sh't like elephant man (sometimes even shaggy :lol: ) roots becoming taken over, worst of all by c'rap

El_Shiznit
10-11-2005, 12:27 AM
In the reggae section at my local store, I have 50% Bob Marley, 40% Shaggy, and 10% everything else.

KayaMon
10-11-2005, 04:34 AM
I must say thats the best definition for dancehall that ive ever heard. Thanks Sweboy.

Bring it back to the roots mon :thumb:

JonM
10-11-2005, 11:33 AM
Has anybody heard Sinéad O'Connor's Throw Down Your Arms? It's an LP of twelve surprisingly convincing covers of all the greats (recorded at Tuff Gong with Sly and Robbie, so it works). Burning Spear, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, she really picked the right tracks, let's put it that way. Considering what it is, I'm really amazed at how much I like this record.

Zion Gates
10-16-2005, 04:02 PM
Has anybody heard Sinéad O'Connor's Throw Down Your Arms? It's an LP of twelve surprisingly convincing covers of all the greats (recorded at Tuff Gong with Sly and Robbie, so it works). Burning Spear, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, she really picked the right tracks, let's put it that way. Considering what it is, I'm really amazed at how much I like this record.

Havn't heard it...is it a recent LP? On the subject of age, i havnt been hearing many new roots reggae. The most recent bands i can think of are Bendouin Soundclash, Slightly Stoopid (anything off skunk records pretty much). I remember there being a reggae band on the forums i forget the name though. So anyone hear any newer roots bands?

JonM
10-16-2005, 04:06 PM
Yeah, it just came out. The more I listen, the more it works for me.

Zion Gates
10-16-2005, 04:11 PM
Yeah, it just came out. The more I listen, the more it works for me.
so its a chick singing right? where did you get it? what songs are covered?

JonM
10-16-2005, 04:27 PM
Err, it's Sinéad O'Connor, it's not just some "chick," but yeah.

I got it on Amazon, and it's at every CD store I've been to, plus iTunes.

Tracklist:

Jah Nuh Dead
Marcus Garvey
Door Peep
He Prayed
Y Mas Gan
Curly Locks
Vampire
Prophet Has Arise
Downpressor Man
Throw Down Your Arms
Untold Stories
War

Zion Gates
10-16-2005, 04:35 PM
Err, it's Sinéad O'Connor, it's not just some "chick," but yeah.

I got it on Amazon, and it's at every CD store I've been to, plus iTunes.

Tracklist:

Jah Nuh Dead
Marcus Garvey
Door Peep
He Prayed
Y Mas Gan
Curly Locks
Vampire
Prophet Has Arise
Downpressor Man
Throw Down Your Arms
Untold Stories
War


wow, those are some awsome songs she covers. sorry about the chick comment aswell, didnt mean it in a negative way or anything

TO EL_SHIZNIT: do you know when the new bad brains dvd or c-d is coming out, and if they are planning to do a tour?

El_Shiznit
10-17-2005, 10:12 AM
I haven't heard anything new for a while. I don't think a release was ever set. And whenever it was released, they did plan on touring.

JonM
10-19-2005, 12:28 PM
Two things:

1. I'm glad I discovered that Man In The Hills and Dry And Heavy have been rereleased on one CD. I made the discovery too late about Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost.

2. The extended Heart Of The Congos may have been the best musical purchase of my life.

Zion Gates
10-19-2005, 03:19 PM
Two things:

1. I'm glad I discovered that Man In The Hills and Dry And Heavy have been rereleased on one CD. I made the discovery too late about Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost.

2. The extended Heart Of The Congos may have been the best musical purchase of my life.

1. when i was in france i saw all four of those c-ds in one box set type thing, i was gonna get it, but i already had dry and heavy, marcus garvey, and garvey's ghost..and i just borrowed man in the hills from my friend

2. heart of the congo is a great c-d, not one bad song. you should check out the abyssinian's album satta massagana, definatly one of the best c-ds i own, any genre

JonM
10-19-2005, 05:29 PM
heart of the congo is a great c-d, not one bad song. you should check out the abyssinian's album satta massagana, definatly one of the best c-ds i own, any genre
I was told to hear Arise instead. What say you?

Daniel!
10-19-2005, 06:08 PM
Two things:

1. I'm glad I discovered that Man In The Hills and Dry And Heavy have been rereleased on one CD.

I have that.

2. The extended Heart Of The Congos may have been the best musical purchase of my life.

I have that too. :cool:

magicbus
10-19-2005, 06:50 PM
Is Dry and Heavy good? I was going to buy Man In The Hills by itself, but I can look out for the double cd I suppose.

Zion Gates
10-19-2005, 07:36 PM
I was told to hear Arise instead. What say you?
i havnt heard it actually..but satta massagana was their first c-d, and has their most popular songs

Is Dry and Heavy good? I was going to buy Man In The Hills by itself, but I can look out for the double cd I suppose.

personnaly i like dry and heavy better than man in the hills...but both are absolutly amazing

JonM
10-19-2005, 07:37 PM
Is Dry and Heavy good? I was going to buy Man In The Hills by itself, but I can look out for the double cd I suppose.
They're both amazing ("Throw Down Your Arms" is on Dry And Heavy), and, at least on iTunes, it's the same price to buy both on the dual CD, if you're savvy enough to know about it, as it is to buy ONE of them alone.

Zion Gates
10-19-2005, 07:43 PM
They're both amazing ("Throw Down Your Arms" is on Dry And Heavy), and, at least on iTunes, it's the same price to buy both on the dual CD, if you're savvy enough to know about it, as it is to buy ONE of them alone.

yeah, its on dry & heavy. I have another burning spear c-d called spear burning, it pretty much a singles & rarities c-d, and it has this amazing version of throw down your arms with a toaster, toasting on top of it its great stuff

magicbus
10-19-2005, 10:28 PM
That's cool then, cause I love Man In The Hills. I'll try to get the two disc thing.

KayaMon
10-20-2005, 05:05 PM
Hey everybody I was wondering if one of you cats with the Heart of the Congos album could send it to me. I'd really like to hear it but I cant seem to find it anywhere. Peace

kayamon324@gmail.com

Zion Gates
10-23-2005, 05:27 PM
Hey everybody I was wondering if one of you cats with the Heart of the Congos album could send it to me. I'd really like to hear it but I cant seem to find it anywhere. Peace

kayamon324@gmail.com

i sent you the first album, tell us how you like it...if you want disc two tell me aswell

Daniel!
10-23-2005, 10:36 PM
Oh man. Huge directory of assorted reggae and dub stuff.

http://music.df.ru/ReggaeDubSka/

Zion Gates
10-24-2005, 09:04 PM
Oh man. Huge directory of assorted reggae and dub stuff.

http://music.df.ru/ReggaeDubSka/

the link isnt working for me

KayaMon
10-24-2005, 09:09 PM
i sent you the first album, tell us how you like it...if you want disc two tell me aswell

wow, thanks alot for that Zion Gates. What incredibly soulful reggae! I loved every second of it and feel I must hear disc 2. thanks again rasta

Jah bless

Daniel!
10-24-2005, 11:12 PM
the link isnt working for me
It's not working for me now either, but it was working yesterday. There was actually some pretty cool stuff on there.

Zesty Mordant
10-25-2005, 12:13 AM
I find that I'm really liking the new Damien Marley album.

Anybody else?

Zion Gates
10-25-2005, 04:07 PM
I find that I'm really liking the new Damien Marley album.

Anybody else?

yeah, i heard about it coming out, how is it? what does it sound like? etc. et.c

Zion Gates
10-25-2005, 08:01 PM
wow, thanks alot for that Zion Gates. What incredibly soulful reggae! I loved every second of it and feel I must hear disc 2. thanks again rasta

Jah bless

sent you the second one. enjoy.

Roaryasta
10-27-2005, 12:30 PM
yeah, i heard about it coming out, how is it? what does it sound like? etc. et.c

I think Damian's new album, entitled "Welcome to Jamrock", is the best reggae to drop since Steel Pulse "African Holocaust". A varied mix of roots reggae, dancehall and some cross-genre sounds that rock. Lovin it. He's got such a strong message, but still mixes it up. Gets me appreciating dancehall style more.

I really feel "There for you", his mix of "Pimpers Paradise" and "Exodus" (called Move!), "Road to Zion" and "In 2 Deep".

I'd love to hear some thoughts on this new album if anyone be willing to share 'em. Jah bless!
-Roaryasta

JonM
10-27-2005, 06:12 PM
I'm feelin' Jamrock as well, though the less socially conscious songs get old. Plus the first line of "Babies" is way, WAY too overstated "Women get abortions / and killin' all the babies." But it's a pretty solid record. Worth the money for the title track. I think the "best reggae to drop since African Holocaust" title is a bit undeserved, but the title track is really one of the better singles of the last several years, certainly.

Daniel!
10-27-2005, 06:26 PM
I just got Max Romeo - War Ina Babylon and I'm really liking it. Any of you guys have it?

KayaMon
10-27-2005, 07:10 PM
I just got Max Romeo - War Ina Babylon and I'm really liking it. Any of you guys have it?

I dont personally have the album but I love that song. I have it on Lee Perry - Reggae Greats.

Zion Gates
10-27-2005, 07:19 PM
iam thinking about getting the lee "scartch" perry boxset, you think its worth the money?
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00082ZSIE/qid=1130458775/sr=8-3/ref=pd_bbs_3/104-6292430-7153512?v=glance&s=music&n=507846

KayaMon
10-27-2005, 07:25 PM
I dont know man, thats quite a track list but 39$ is pretty steep. Perhaps you could find one used, looks like they start at about 30 bucks.

Daniel!
10-27-2005, 07:37 PM
I dont personally have the album but I love that song. I have it on Lee Perry - Reggae Greats.

That's where I first heard him. The album is definatly worth getting.

KayaMon
10-27-2005, 07:57 PM
Hey Zion Gates, I dont know if you use/condone torrents or not but I found the "I am the upsetter" compilation on www.isohunt.com.

http://isohunt.com/torrents.php?ihq=Lee+perry+I+am+the+upsetter&ext=&op=and

Zion Gates
10-27-2005, 09:04 PM
Hey Zion Gates, I dont know if you use/condone torrents or not but I found the "I am the upsetter" compilation on www.isohunt.com.

http://isohunt.com/torrents.php?ihq=Lee+perry+I+am+the+upsetter&ext=&op=and

i tried but i never understood how to use torrents

KayaMon
10-27-2005, 09:19 PM
First you need a bittorrent client.
http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/download.php

Once youve installed the program you download the torrents to it and they transfer there.

Daniel!
10-27-2005, 09:23 PM
You should also get soulseek. In my opinion, it's much easier than torrents or Limewire or anything. I do use torrents occasionaly, though.

Roaryasta
10-28-2005, 01:16 PM
I'm feelin' Jamrock as well, though the less socially conscious songs get old. Plus the first line of "Babies" is way, WAY too overstated "Women get abortions / and killin' all the babies." But it's a pretty solid record. Worth the money for the title track. I think the "best reggae to drop since African Holocaust" title is a bit undeserved, but the title track is really one of the better singles of the last several years, certainly.

"less socially conscious" - you mean the club songs like "Hey Girl" and "All Night"? Yah I feel that, but they get my girl moving (and me too) so I have to give some props. "For the Babies" - "Now I see them giving the woman abortion to kill another baby." - is the first line. Yah yer right it is overstated, but later in the song he gets to some understated words: - "All of these young ladies. Give them thanks and praises. How long can she take it? Dreams are full of maybes. Will she ever make it? Hustles on a daily. In the club a shake it. Strip down ‘til she naked. Don’t ever mistake it. Much too real to fake it. Need it then she’ll take it. She’ll do it for the babies. A mother’s love is sacred. Now you don’t ever fail me."

Fair opinion on Pulse, though I haven't felt this moved and inspired by a reggae album since Holocaust. Very possible I could have missed a better album. If you enlighten me, I would love to hear to hear the music!

Thanks much for the words. Jah bless!
-Roaryasta

Roaryasta
10-28-2005, 01:18 PM
Hey Zion Gates, I dont know if you use/condone torrents or not but I found the "I am the upsetter" compilation on www.isohunt.com.

http://isohunt.com/torrents.php?ihq=Lee+perry+I+am+the+upsetter&ext=&op=and


Thanks for the hookup on that Kaya. I will definately take a look. That Perry compilation looks crazy hot. Worth the $40 loot for sure if you can't get a torrent connection.

-Roaryasta

D1ck Cheney's D1ck
10-28-2005, 10:03 PM
My favorites are Scratch Perry, Toots, and Burning Spear. I saw the Maytals this summer, it was a great show, completely different atmosphere than what I'm used to.

Zion Gates
10-28-2005, 10:44 PM
yeah i cant get the torrents to work, and iam way to lazy to go fix it. And i cant get soulseek because i have a mac.
Besides that...
i just got my first Culture c-d, i love it...it reminds me alot of Burning Spear

KayaMon
10-29-2005, 06:12 AM
My favorites are Scratch Perry, Toots, and Burning Spear. I saw the Maytals this summer, it was a great show, completely different atmosphere than what I'm used to.

Thats what i love about reggae. When i saw steel pulse in concert it was my first reggae show and i couldnt believe how positive the atmosphere was. Everyone was groovin to the music, smokin herb and being happy. I couldnt believe such a place existed. :D

Zion Gates
10-29-2005, 10:54 AM
ive never been to a reggae concert before :( ...except seeing these imitation bob marley bands in jamaica

Daniel!
10-29-2005, 02:11 PM
yeah i cant get the torrents to work, and iam way to lazy to go fix it. And i cant get soulseek because i have a mac.

http://chris.schleifer.net/ssX/downloads/ssX-1.0b6.dmg
I've been using this soulseek client and its been working fine.

The closest thing I've been to a reggae show was some ska concerts.

Zion Gates
10-29-2005, 03:35 PM
http://chris.schleifer.net/ssX/downloads/ssX-1.0b6.dmg
I've been using this soulseek client and its been working fine.

The closest thing I've been to a reggae show was some ska concerts.
awsome! i love you man:thumb:

Zion Gates
11-01-2005, 07:08 PM
my friend just lent me toots and the maytals live...it doesnt compare to his recorded stuff. And i can't stop listening to culture, anyone else heard of them? there great.

Daniel!
11-01-2005, 09:20 PM
my friend just lent me toots and the maytals live...it doesnt compare to his recorded stuff. And i can't stop listening to culture, anyone else heard of them? there great.

I've been looking for an album. Which one did you get?

Zion Gates
11-02-2005, 03:31 PM
I've been looking for an album. Which one did you get?
i got harder than the rest..and i downloaded two sevens clash on soulseek...harder than the rest is more roots..so i like it better, even thought two sevens clash is more popular

Daniel!
11-02-2005, 06:03 PM
i got harder than the rest..and i downloaded two sevens clash on soulseek...harder than the rest is more roots..so i like it better, even thought two sevens clash is more popular

I've only heard of Two Sevens Clash. It's supposed to be pretty good. What's your name on soulseek? Mine is DanielN.

Zion Gates
11-02-2005, 06:20 PM
I've only heard of Two Sevens Clash. It's supposed to be pretty good. What's your name on soulseek? Mine is DanielN.
i think its zion gates, i just use the search function thinger

sweboy
11-04-2005, 06:58 PM
I just gots to say, The Specials version of Pressure Drop is frickin sweet. Discuss.

Daniel!
11-04-2005, 07:02 PM
I just gots to say, The Specials version of Pressure Drop is frickin sweet. Discuss.
:eek: Where did you find that? I must hear it.

Zion Gates
11-04-2005, 07:10 PM
damn! me too...could you yousendit to me or something

...i got this big youth c-d, its awsome..definatly check big youth out, hes great

sweboy
11-04-2005, 07:45 PM
Oh fo' sho'. Don't tell mx though, he might get mad and send me angry e-mails. Anyway, check it out: hxxp://s60.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2AG6B80J50X7C2VR5QOP33PEIE

It's not totally the original Specials though, I don't think. I think it's from '96 or something, with a lot of new members. Still sweet.

blacklungfever
11-04-2005, 08:41 PM
Oh fo' sho'. Don't tell mx though, he might get mad and send me angry e-mails. Anyway, check it out: hxxp://s60.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2AG6B80J50X7C2VR5QOP33PEIE

It's not totally the original Specials though, I don't think. I think it's from '96 or something, with a lot of new members. Still sweet.

Its on the soundtrack for the Extremely Goofy Movie. What an amazing movie:thumb:

Daniel!
11-04-2005, 08:47 PM
Oh fo' sho'. Don't tell mx though, he might get mad and send me angry e-mails. Anyway, check it out: hxxp://s60.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2AG6B80J50X7C2VR5QOP33PEIE

It's not totally the original Specials though, I don't think. I think it's from '96 or something, with a lot of new members. Still sweet.

You are god.

edit: Just listened to it. Meh, it was okay. The original is one of my favorite songs ever, though, so everything else kinda looks worse in comparison.

Zion Gates
11-04-2005, 09:06 PM
not bad...but not great, still doesnt compare to the original...the clash do an ok cover of the song aswell

Daniel!
11-04-2005, 09:08 PM
not bad...but not great, still doesnt compare to the original...the clash do an ok cover of the song aswell
I think I like the Clash version more than this one.