Best reggae album of all time?

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  1. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. VIP Member

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    I would have answered your question legitimately, but then I read the last line. So, I'll do it your way and be all like :wave:

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef65cLi1gpY[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3wBym1o9WU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3wBym1o9WU[/ame]
     
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    If you don't really enjoy Reggae music (in general)
    There's a secret conversion album
    This album contains 9 consecutive Reggae POP songs that are brilliant
    This album has converted thousands

    It is kinda like using a Beatles album to show somebody POP music
    the catchy brilliance across the board cannot be over stated - it is a masterpiece

    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUdIAznOfnw[/ame]
     
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    I love some Bob Marley and not much other Reggae, really. "Babylon by Bus" has been a staple on my playlist since
    I lived in NOLA in my early 20's. To me, Reggae is a live music form, and doesn't translate well to studio.

    311 Great Band...but more SKA...Tim Mahoney is a great guitarist!
    Same with Sublime...more SKA and they had some great discs!
     
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  5. Lo-Tek

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    You seem a bit sensitive, Vin; I'm just teasing about Boston.

    It was a serious question though. I ran through U2's hits in my mind and couldn't really think of any reggae influenced tracks. What am I missing?
     
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    people often get U2 & The Police mixed up.:lol::scratch:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efyqdQ31xkY[/ame]
     
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  7. Vinsanitizer

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    Oh I'm just busting your balls on that Boston thing. It was fun to make a picture showing you the door. It could have been anyone.

    U2? Hmm. I don't know, I guess I just remember a few times where I saw Bono acting all "rasta man" like he was speaking for yet another culture he thinks he's a spokesman for. Ever since them whever I think of U2 I think of Bono's 'rasta rap'. As for U2's music, I was a HUGE fan until midway through The Joshua Tree. Otherwise, sure - Bob Marley, The Police? I just don't dig the sound or its culture.
     
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    Bob Marley Greatest Hits is the best reggae album. There I answered the first question.
     
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  10. tubes

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    I said no Bob Marley, darn it!

    But seriously folks....

    I don't think of the Police as a reggae band. There's a reggae influence, sure.

    I don't think of UB40 as a real reggae band neither: I can't say why exactly (and obviously the style is reggae), without investigating my internal mechanisms, but I just don't. It's a feeling.
     
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    I think maybe what people are saying Tubes is.......They dont like reggae.
     
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    I am a huge bob marley and peter tosh fan, to me everyone after that I can't really listen to because it seems like they're copying what bob, bunny and peter did. Out of that I would say Kaya and Legalize it are both great albums, possibly the best (for me).

    I think Peter Tosh should have gotten more credit, I like his stuff just as much as bob, it has a more serious tone, and they're both great.
     
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  13. tubes

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    It's not that I don't believe you. Seems right to me.

    ' ...typing in Google search: "Did ska come before reggae" '

    I did.
    Suggests a timeline of (in Jamaica) mentos >> ska >> reggae >> rocksteady >> dub.

    I don't know much old ska. I remember the UK bands like Madness, who I thought of as being influenced by it.

    I don't like to play it much: it's too fast and I'm tired.
     
  14. tubes

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    Yeah, I know.

    But I was interested in checking out the landscape.

    I expected that reggae is not 'top of mind' among members in the USA.
    I also thought that some UK members might have detailed knowledge, and likes and dislikes that we don't normally hear about here.

    It's all interesting.
     
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    What I can tell you Tubes, is that for awhile Bob Marley lived in Sweden of all places, while there hanging with one of the most known Swedish studio musicians Janne Schaffer, thus introducing Sweden to Reggae.

    This is Sweden in 1971 with Johnny Nash
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    In this recording you can hear Bob Marley teaching Johnny Nash "Stir it up" which later became a huge hit for Nash.

    This was in Sweden in 1971

    http://midnightraverblog.com/2012/03/bob-marleys-legendary-acoustic-medley-sweden-1971/
     
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    The best part about ska is it meshes well with my favorite genre: PUNK!
     
  17. tubes

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    Fair enough. But not my fave genre.
    I played it in the 70s, when I was young. But not my fave.

    I remember that in the 90s my own children were going out to hear the (remains of) the Sex Pistols. I thought that was odd.

    If somebody had suggested to me in 1978 that, in a few years, my own children would be... etc.

    I would have found that hard to believe.
     
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