Reggae

Reggae

 

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AswadBob MarleyBoris GardinerDesmond DeckerJohnny NashMaxi PriestSean PaulShaggyUB40

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ANGEL - SHAGGY (SK)
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BABY BOY - SEAN PAUL (SK)
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BABY COME BACK - ASWAD
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BABY COME BACK - UB40
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BABY DON'T WORRY - BOB MARLEY
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BAD CARD - BOB MARLEY
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BOOMBASTIC - SHAGGY (SK)
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BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40 CHRISSIE HYNDE (SK)
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BUFFALO SOLDIER - BOB MARLEY
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CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU - UB40 (SK)
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CHERRY OH BABY - UB40 (SK)
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COME BACK DARLING - UB40 (SK)
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COULD YOU BE LOVED - BOB MARLEY
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CUPID - JOHNNY NASH (SK)
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DON'T BREAK MY HEART - UB40 (SK)
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DON'T TURN AROUND - ASWAD
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EARTH DIES SCREAMING (THE) - UB40 (SK)
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GIMME THE LIGHT - SEAN PAUL (SK)
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GIVE IT UP TO ME - SEAN PAUL (SK)
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GOOD SITUATION - UB40
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HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT - JOHN HOLT (SK)
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HEY SEXY LADY - SHAGGY (SK)
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HIGHER GROUND - UB40 (SK)
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HOMELY GIRL - UB40 (SK)
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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - BV - JOHNNY NASH
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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - BV- JOHNNY NASH (SK)
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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - JOHNNY NASH - Key D BV
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I KNOW A PLACE - BOB MARLEY
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I NEED YOUR LOVE - SHAGGY (SK)
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I SHOT THE SHERIFF - BOB MARLEY
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I WANNA WAKE UP WITH YOU - BORIS GARDINER (SK)
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I'LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT - UB40 ROBERT PALMER (SK)
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I'LL TAKE A MELODY - JOHN HOLT (SK)
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IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN - UB40 (SK)
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IN THE SUMMERTIME - MUNGO JERRY (BV)
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IRON LION ZION - BOB MARLEY
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IS THIS LOVE - BOB MARLEY
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ISRAELITES - DESMOND DECKER (SK)
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IT WASN'T ME - SHAGGY (SK)
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JAMMIN' - BOB MARLEY
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JULIE - SHAGGY (SK)
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KING - UB40 (SK)
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KINGSTON TOWN - UB40 (SK)
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LOVE IS ALL IS ALRIGHT - UB40
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MANY RIVERS TO CROSS - UB40 (SK)
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MIA - BAD BUNNY ft DRAKE - F#m (SK)
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MR BOJANGLES - JOHN HOLT (SK)
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NATURAL MYSTIC - BOB MARLEY
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OH CAROLINA - SHAGGY (SK)
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ONE IN TEN - UB40 (SK)
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ONE LOVE - BOB MARLEY
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PRESENT ARMS - UB40 (SK)
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RAT IN MI KITCHEN - UB40 (SK)
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RED RED WINE - UB40 (SK)
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ROCKABYE - CLEAN BANDIT ANNE MARIE SEAN PAUL
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ROXANNE - ASWAD
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SATISFY MY SOUL - BOB MARLEY
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SEARCHING - CHINA BLACK (SK)
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SHE DOESN'T MIND - SEAN PAUL (SK)
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SHINE - ASWAD
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SINCE I MET YOU LADY - UB40
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SING OUR OWN SONG - UB40 (SK)
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SUN IS SHINING - BOB MARLEY
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SWEET CHERRIE - UB40 (SK)
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SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT - UB40 (SK)
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TEARS IN MY EYES - UB40
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THAT GIRL - MAXI PRIEST SHAGGY
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THREE LITTLE BIRDS - BOB MARLEY
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TRAIN IS COMING (THE) - UB40 (SK)
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WAITING IN VAIN - BOB MARLEY
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WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO (THE) - UB40 (SK)
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WHERE DID I GO WRONG - UB40
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YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT - DESMOND DECKER (SK)
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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. A 1968 single by Toots and the Maytals, “Do the Reggay” was the first popular song to use the word “reggae,” effectively naming the genre and introducing it to a global audience.

While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady.

 Reggae usually relates news, social gossip, and political comment. Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as ‘Rudie Blues’, then ‘Ska’, later ‘Blue Beat’, and ‘Rock Steady’. It is instantly recognizable from the counterpoint between the bass and drum downbeat, and the offbeat rhythm section. The immediate origins of reggae were in ska and rocksteady; from the latter, reggae took over the use of the bass as a percussion instrument.

Reggae is deeply linked to the Rastafari, an Afrocentric religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930’s, aiming at promoting Pan Africanism. Soon after the Rastafarian movement appeared, the international popularity of reggae music became associated with and increased the visibility of Rastafarianism spreading the Rastafari gospel throughout the world. Reggae music is an important means of transporting vital messages of Rastafarianism. The musician becomes the messenger, and as Rastafarians see it,”the soldier and the musician are tools for change.”

Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, mento (a celebratory, rural folk form that served its largely rural audience as dance music and an alternative to the hymns and adapted chanteys of local church singing), calypso, and also draws influence from traditional African folk rhythms. One of the most easily recognizable elements is offbeat rhythms; staccato chords played by a guitar or piano (or both) on the offbeats of the measure. The tempo of reggae is usually slower paced than ska but faster than rocksteady.

 The concept of call and response can be found throughout reggae music.The genre of reggae music is led by the drum and bass.  The bass guitar often plays the dominant role in reggae. The bass sound in reggae is thick and heavy, and equalized so the upper frequencies are removed and the lower frequencies emphasized. The guitar in reggae usually plays on the off beat of the rhythm. It is common for reggae to be sung in Jamaican Patois, Jamaican English, and Iyaric dialects. Reggae is noted for its tradition of social criticism and religion in its lyrics, although many reggae songs discuss lighter, more personal subjects, such as love and socializing.

Reggae has spread to many countries across the world, often incorporating local instruments and fusing with other genres. Reggae en Español spread from the Spanish speaking Central American country of Panama to the mainland South American countries of Venezuela and Guyana then to the rest of South America. Caribbean music in the United Kingdom, including reggae, has been popular since the late 1960s, and has evolved into several subgenres and fusions. Many reggae artists began their careers in the UK, and there have been a number of European artists and bands drawing their inspiration directly from Jamaica and the Caribbean community in Europe. Reggae in Africa was boosted by the visit of Bob Marley to Zimbabwe in 1980. In Jamaica, authentic reggae is one of the biggest sources of income.