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Dino Lagaffe
09-10-2008, 12:03 PM
Which is your favorite reggae group, and why? Feel free to mention favorite songs.

Dino Lagaffe
09-11-2008, 01:09 PM
OK, so I'll go first... I voted for the Gladiators because they are/were a little bit rougher than the Wailers, for instance. Yet they kept the basic elements of the vocal trio, so commonly used in Jamaican reggae at that time, and other traditional elements. My favourite song has got to be Bongo Red, the epitomy of good roots reggae for me.

Gmedlo
09-12-2008, 09:17 PM
:( no ska groups :(

The Wailers it is then.

jaggy
09-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Prince Far-I

ryangoring
09-15-2008, 09:19 PM
de wailers for sure

isnt groundation a reggae christian group??

no third world??

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
09-15-2008, 09:30 PM
Third World got this one.

Now would Square One, Kross Fyah fall under Calypso? :confused:

Dedans Penthouse
09-16-2008, 07:00 AM
Great thread; impossible (personally-speaking) to cite favorite; so many to choose from; from the obvious: Marley, Wailers, Bunny, Jimmy Cliff, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Sly/Robbie on down to Israel Vibration, Toot/Maytals, Gladiators, etc.. to the not-so-obvious....

misc:
...anything off the Trojan Records label (e.g. DJ Spooky "In Fine Style: 50,000 Watts of Trojan Records" ..... "tall 'n handy, sweet like candae...hit me now~!")

Anyone familiar with an earlier reggae group "The Techniques?" They featured two schsweet vocalists (Slim Smith/Pat Kelly) who brought The Impressions type of harmonies into the reggae mix; this during the rocksteady era in Kingston. Both went on to launch impressive solo projects afterwards.

Dino Lagaffe
09-16-2008, 12:28 PM
Thought I'd just start a reggae thread and used the poll option, with only a set number of options. Many good artists out there, as the examples you have mentioned. Out of the many lesser known artists, Junior Byles is pretty cool.

albino smurf
09-16-2008, 12:56 PM
Burning Spear if I had to pick one.

JRstriker12
09-16-2008, 12:58 PM
I love Steel Pulse.

Vitaly Evchenkov
09-16-2008, 01:11 PM
Burning Spear if I had to pick one.

quoted for truth!