beautiful reggae songs
edited April 2005
Give me some suggestions...I'm hurtin for some summer jams to accompany the white arboles.
Dennis Brown "Money in My Pocket" first one that came to mind for some reason.
Pretty much anything by the Heptones or something like:
Your Love's Amazing
La La Means I Love You
Johnny Osbourne 'Truth and Rights' is a personal fave (also check the recent Digital B re-rub with the beefed up beat which is pretty tasteful).
Some of the recent Jah Cure stuff is pretty nice on a positive lyrics tip. Also check that 'Earth Runs Red' tune by Richie Spice on the same riddim as Jah's 'Bless me'tune.
There's tons of decent lovers joints to cop, not with my rackerds now so I can't think of any off the top of my head. Gregory Isaacs usually hits the spot.
Early Bunny Lee productions for the Uniques, etc
John Holt "I'm the one to blame"
Otis Gayle on Studio One
Heart of the Congoes lp
Lee Perry "Curly Locks"
Abyssinians - Hey You
Israel Vibration - Red Eyes
Barrington - Black Rose (alternate)
Dr Alimantado - Johnny was a baker
reggae and summer go together like Chachi And Joanie
I'll try and post more later.
gladiators - back to roots lp
gregory issacs - night nurse lp
dillinger - cb 200 lp
johnny clarke - rockers time now lp
Rockers! - OST
Studio One Rockers (soul jazz comp)
PErry producttion. For what I like,
Phill Pratt produced. Dennis Brown - Let Love In...IMO, could be the most beatiful song I've ever witnessed (again and again)
Gorgeously innovative Studio 1 production with a latin-ish guitar lead (Ernest Ranglin?) backed by jaw-dropping vocals.
K in Canada.
I knew soufriere was going to bust out the heat. I wanted to get my measly post in before the hrew down the jpeg knowledge.
I like this song:
Hopeton Lewis- Take it Easy
Yeah thanks K, for showing us a bunch of beautiful songs we'll NEVER find!!!
There's an entire soundfile for Dennis Brown's "Let Love In". Yeah, they might not be on comps, sorry.
Some that come to mind right now???
Just Like The Sea ??? David Isaacs ??? beautiful sentiment
Oversize Man ??? Al Campbell ??? beautiful piano
Whisper to Me ??? Cecile Campbell ??? beautiful sexiness
Familyman Barrett - Soul Constitution ??? beautiful subtlety
Cornell Campbell- You're No Good - beautiful heartbreak
Abyssinians ??? Abendigo ??? beautiful driving undercurrent
almost any Lennie Hibbert ??? beautiful vibraphones
Creation Dub LP - beautiful heaviness
African Roots ??? Act 1 ??? beautiful wonkiness
I keed K, ALWAYS like to see those scans even if they do make me a little green...
A few tunes I like:
Greg Isaacs- Tune In/Confirm Reservation
Willy Williams- Armagideon Time
Chantells- Blood River
Horace Andy- My Soul
Dennis Brown- Deliverance Will Come
Light Of Saba- Jah Light It Right
more coffee please
Oh a couple more!
The Heptones - Sweet Talkin - beautiful courtship
Lloyd Charmers - African Zulu - beautiful scariness. Yes, I find this song to be a little scary...
I really like that Norma Frazer version of 'The First Cut Is the Deepest' that you can listen to at TTL.
has a couple of live reggae mixes I've done recently, so if you wanna get your download on, check 'em out.
In the meantime (and consider this an adjunct to the "Goosebumps" thread):
Dennis Brown "Here I Come"
Pretty much any of the Abyssinians versions of "Satta Massagana"
Junior Murvin "Police and Thieves"
Errol Dunkley "Movie Star" (one of my most favoritest songs ever in any genre) and "Black Cinderella"
Sizzla "Holding Firm"
Junior Byles "Fade Away"
Junior Reid "Concrete Castle King"
Junior Reid "Concrete Castle King"
I should know this, but forget who does the original? Dennis B perhaps?
A standout Perry track, you must listen to this. There's another version without the flute, somewhere.
Susan Cadogan - Nice & Easy
A few off the top of my head:
David Isaacs---"A Place in the Sun" its not officially summer at the crib unless this gets played
Keith and Tex--- "Stop That Train"
Dawn Penn---"No No No"
Webber Sisters---"Come on Home"
Carl Bradney---"Slipping into Darkness"
Joy White---"Lady Lady"
Max Romeo---"Jordan River"
and on and on...
yo spliff, tabasko & lamonts, Thanks for the ipod additions! That is why I heart soulstrut!
now I give back, and when I think about beautiful sunny day reggae I think of the euphoric falsetto of Cornell Campbell.
from my cute little tiny reggae collection:
Girl of the Dream
and not Cornell or from my record collection:
Some Keith Hudson dub that sounds like it was recorded on a cloud with a heroin IV drop
KL[/b]... identify this!
That's him that sings 3/4 through the track - I swear I've heard/have the vocal version somewhere. Let me check.
Dope tune, K.
yami bolo- when a mans in love
thats what i listened to 5 times this week
Desi Young - I Don't Know Why I Love You
Alpha Blondy - Sebe Allah Y'e
Singers and Players - Autobiography (mikey dread)
If anyone can hit me up with
record, lemme know. Singers and Players are a big favorite of mine for years.. but never ever found the vinyl.
Gregory Isaacs -
Feeling Kinda High
Garnett Silk -
Yabby You "Jesus Dread"
Anything by the The Gladiators
Max Romeo "Open the Iron Gate"
Sizzla "Black Woman and Child"
Junior Delgado "Original Guerilla Music"
Garnett Silk -
This one also gives me chills (along with many other Garnett Silk tunes).
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
"" - The Border
Jimmy Cliff - Too Many Rivers to Cross
Culture - Two Sevens Clash (whole LP)
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry (add this to my goosebumps post please)
Jimmy London-A Little Love
Delroy Wilson-Dancing Mood [its early-more of a ska number but its the summer time feel good jam of the century]
Alton Ellis-Willow Tree
Bob Marley - Waiting in vain.
Dennis Brown - Sitting & Watching.
Freddie McGregor - Big Ship.
Half Pint - Level the vibes.