Reggae and Ska:

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Proud Canadian
I'm surprised this isn't a thread (The two are related so that's why they're both there).

So my experience with Regage is limited to my dad's collection, which is several Bob Marley albums, The Harder They Come, and Satta Massagana. Any suggestions for further lsitening?
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2 TheGloomer15th Jan 2012 02:49:20 PM from Northern Ireland
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If you can get your hands on a Skatalites compilation (I like Ska-Boo-Da-Ba) you won't go far wrong. There's also Laurel Aitken albums I quite enjoy; High Priest of Reggae and Original Cool Jamaican Ska are really straight out of a sixties mod dance clubs.

Prince Buster's another good one, but his stuff seems more difficult to find.

2 Tone's good as well, but it didn't last very long...
Proud Canadian
[up]I prefer the more funky, deep reggae but I'll give that a shot. I download, so money isn't a consideration.
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4 TamH7025th Jan 2012 10:55:38 PM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Oh, reggae thread? Cool. Ok, my experience of reggae recently has been confined to listening to K-Jah on San Andreas and GTA 3. Some good picks on both those games in my opinion. Like Max Romeo's "Chase the Devil", and The Scientist for the songs from "The Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Vampires" on the GTA III soundtrack.

I also like some Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff. I couldn't honestly not mention UB-40, even though I would like to kill them with fire.
I'm contractually obligated to mention runforyerlife's self-titled album, which has been my favorite 3rd-wave ska album for almost a decade. It's more ska-jazz than ska-punk. Here's the first track.

I love Christafari's album Soulfire madly, but haven't been as impressed by any of their albums since. They mix and match from several of reggae's subgenres, so there's quite a bit of variety. Compare the title track with "Come Children".

For something even more eclectic, I cannot recommend The Dingees' Rebel Soul Sound System highly enough.
^^ GTA 3 got me into a couple of evenings of The Scientist which weren't all that bad. I'm not always one for dub reggae but if it's kept all smooth and moderated then it's cool. On a similar area but different locationing, I had a bit of a fling with Dreadzone a while back.

There's also a neat collection I've listened to that I recommend if you like mixing it up, a bunch of Marley dub remixes titled Dreams of Freedom. I'm not sure how widely available it is though.

One more recent yet very noticeably more traditional album I've enjoyed is Fantan Mojah's Hail the King. There's some poetry throughout that album that goes down pretty nicely.
7 TamH7027th Jan 2012 03:01:22 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Thanks mate, will check out the Marley. Seen it on Itunes. I know, you are meant to use the incorrect capitalization but I was never a fan of the Church Of Jobs.
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