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Good Reggae Arists/Bands


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It's not really reggae, I don't think, but you should check out the Scientist's stuff. (If you have or have played GTAIII, the KJAH station comprises entirely of his music.)

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some friends of mine are big on reggae music and i think they said ziggy marley is good, i dunno if they were just high or if hes actually real :ohwell:

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I'd suggest you start off with getting "The Harder They Fall" Soundtrack, with guys like Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker and The Maytals it gives a good overview of early Reggae which still had a fair bit of ska in it.

Peter Tosh and Big Youth are good for the more punk side of reggae. Tosh was part of the Wailers before going off on a solo career.

Also, get as much stuff from Lee Perry as possible, as he was the guy who invented reggae.

EDIT: Also, it was Musical Youth who did pass the dutichie, not UB40.

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Jimmy Cliff is one of the few reggae artists, other than Bob Marley, that I actually like.

Shabba Ranks (I think that was his name) was pretty good, but I don't know if he's still around anymore.

And there was some female Reggae artist I liked back in the late 80's-early 90's I liked. I think her name was Petra or Patra. She was more of a Reggae rapper, but she did sing, too.

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