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This article is from the Reggae FAQ, by Mike Pawka eznoh@niceup.com with numerous contributions by others.

4]. Can anyone recommend some roots reggae? p2

From: rnelson@alexandria.lib.utah.edu (Robert Nelson)
Subject: Re: New Groups, Any ideas?

Here's a list of 10 albums that will give anyone a simple
introduction to reggae music. (These are all readily available from most
record stores/chains). I'll assume that you'll want to pick up most of the
Marley catalog, especially since most of the titles cost about $8 now on CD.

1. Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost (on CD) (Mango label)
2. Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man (Mango Label)
3. Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat)
4. Peter Tosh - Legalize It (CBS)
5. Aswad - To the Top (Mango or Simba)
6. Steel Pulse - True Democracy (Elektra)
7. Eek a Mouse - Wa Do Dem (Shan. or Greensleeves)
8. Alpha Blondy - Jerusalem (Shan.)
9. Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (Mango)
10. Judy Mowatt - Black Woman (Shan.)

This only scratches the surface, each one of these
artists has many more killer titles all reggae lovers
should own.

Robert.

[For more recommendations from Robert Nelson, check out his list
of 250 albums in the Jammin Reggae Archives, the file is in the
'discographies' directory: 'roots_reggae_core_list' ]

From: d2domer@dtek.chalmers.se (Erik Domstad)

Culture- 'Culture in Culture'
Mighty Diamonds- 'The Real Enemy'
Black Uhuru- 'Anthem'
Bunny Wailer- 'Liberation'
Burning Spear- 'Resistance'
Israel Vibration- 'Praises'
Wailing Souls- 'Fire house rock'
Ini Kamoze- 'Pirate'
Ijahman- 'Haile I hymn'

Erik

ixtst+@pitt.edu (Isaac Thompson) writes:

What (reggae) life has taught me, I would like to share with you.--Haile
Selasie. The following are reggae artists I think true, dyed-in-the-wool
reggae heads must have:

>Mutabaruka (Ja.--roots poetry, plenty of brain food)
>Linton Kwesi Johnson (Ja.--ditto)
>Luky Dube (South Africa)
>Evi Edna (Nigeria--female, terrific voice, great voice, down right rootsy!)
>Identity (US--group of West Indians)
>Cidre Negra (Brazil--def!)
>Sandee (Japan)

>Check them out.

From: dhoffman@spot.Colorado.EDU (David Hoffman)

Couldn't let this one go without adding my essentials:

Junior Murvin - the record with "Police and Thieves"
Gregory Isaacs, esp. early releases
Sugar Minott
Black Uhuru - check out "Sinsemilla"
Judy Mowatt
June Lodge

just a few suggestions!

Dave

 

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