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At the risk of going posty here, to me every reggae song sounds the same.  It wouldn't surprise me if there were a single band playing a single song for all time.

[Digby] Reminds me of when I played trumpet in a polka band for a summer at a bunch of church bazaars (people back east know this word).  The band leader would call out a song; we'd look it up in our book.  If it wasn't in our book (which happened a surprising number of times) we asked what key it was in, transposed it for trumpet, and played "polka riffs in that key".  It was actually a fun creative exercise, especially since I was a teenager drinking free church beer the whole night.  :cheers:  [/digby]

ETA:  I wanted to clarify that this really happened, but as I typed it it kinda seemed like a Digby-esque story, hence my labels.  :D

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I like most reggae bands and usually just have it on when chilling.

Steal pulse

marley and sons

jimmy cliff

i like ub40, even though they stray into pop

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Not a big reggae fan but I like Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters. I saw Lee Perry in concert twice in the 90s and he was great.

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Peter Tosh.  One of the original Wailers.  His Pandora station is pretty good, a lot of Toots and Steel Pulse mixed in there.  

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I thought Bob Marley was the only reggae artist out there. 

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I like when The Clash delved into reggae, like “Wrong Em Boyo”

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5 hours ago, wiffleball said:

Related. Does every Jack Johnson song sound alike orr what?

you're thinking of Ben Harper.

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Burning Spear is great.

Desmond Dekker has some great 60's Pop/British reggae

Gregory Issacs has a super smooth voice

Israel Vibration is a top notch roots reggae band

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, jerryskids said:

At the risk of going posty here, to me every reggae song sounds the same.  It wouldn't surprise me if there were a single band playing a single song for all time.

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I never knew there was more than one.

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20 hours ago, taco breath said:

toots and the maytals

burning spear

steel pulse

jimmy cliff

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True Democracy is a superb album...

I would also add:
Big Youth
Buju Banton
Dennis Brown
Freddie McGregor
Yabby You

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