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    The Black Knight Domino's Avatar
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    Oh wow. Where to begin! Sis and I really do dig reggae. I'm not an expert with the genre, but I use it to calm myself during anxious episodes (country works great too). But my interest was further fanned by the profound effect it had on the Clash's sound.

    Two friends of mine have classic reggae collections to make a music nerd cry, and they've sent us a lot. I found myself lying on my bed on my back with my eyes closed and feeling the tension in my body drifting off. The subject matter can be very bleak and yet I think the bouyancy of Jamaicans in general really drives the sting of despair from their songs. Like a little kernel of hope left in a very dark situation.

    Jackie Mittoo's "Fancy Pants" is a jolly affair (no lyrics). Also, "West of the Sun" (one of my favorites - another "dare you to stay depressed" tune).

    "Book of Rules" by the Heptones (very sweet, and a broad gentle view of the world).

    "No Woman No Cry" will put me in tears right away. It reminds me of Sis and me and Shorty making the best of our poverty. Finding happy moments in the garbage.
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    Desmond Dekker FTW.


    [YOUTUBE=r5JHGi0awgc]Desmond Dekker - Israelites[/YOUTUBE]
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Oh, Heart! Awesome thread! This past year I have really gotten into reggae.

    Bob Marley

    Bob Marley - Don't Rock My Boat

    (The quality of this video SUCKS, but this particular version is INFINITELY better than the popular one -- download it as "Sun is Shining" from the album "Natural Mystic")
    Bob Marley - Sun is Shining

    Bob Marley w/ Erykah Badu - No More Trouble

    Bob Marley w/ Lauren Hill

    Damian Marley:

    "Welcome to Jamrock" is an AWESOME album! There aren't many videos of these songs, so I recommend downloading the songs in full to get an accurate idea of his music.
    Damian Marley - For The Babies: Live@VH1.com (The studio version is soooooooo much better!)

    Damien Marley - There For You

    10CC

    This song is so ridiculously cheesy (watch the video!), but I've grown to love it on that account alone.

    10CC - Dreadlock Holiday

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    How could anything from 10cc be cheesey?

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    Yay for reggae

    I love my Kaya cd by Bob Marley and the Wailers, I also love the song "Legalize It" by Peter Tosh
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    Falcarius knows next to nothing about reggae, but he quite likes Augustus Pablo.
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    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    Side note -- does anyone else here feel strange about liking reggae but not believing in Jah, never being to Jamaica and not smoking the holy herb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beyondaurora View Post
    Side note -- does anyone else here feel strange about liking reggae but not believing in Jah, never being to Jamaica and not smoking the holy herb?
    No. Should I?
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