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In no particular order/off the top of my head:

The Wailers - There She Goes

Alton Ellis - Ain't That Lovin' You

Sir Lord Comic - Jack Of My Trade

Owen Gray - Gimme Little Sign

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Why Should I Worry?

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In no particular order because I couldnt seperate them to be honest..

DONT WANT TO BE HURT-STRANGER & PATSY

THESE EYES - STRANGER COLE

YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON - LYNN ALICE

I'LL COME SOFTLY - HORTENSE ELLIS

BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS - JACKIE EDWARDS..

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My Time - Bob Andy (Supreme)

Let Him Try - Alton Ellis (Studio 1)

There Comes A Time - The Techniques (UK Duke)

Fight To The Top - The Heptones (Studio 1)

A Change Is Gonna Come - The Heptones (Studio 1)

You Hurt My Soul - Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson (UK Island)

Talking Love - The Paragons (Merritone)

Cool Collie - Hopeton Lewis (UK Island)

Dog War aka Broadway Jungle - The Vikings (aka The Maytals) (UK Island)

Downbeat Burial - Don Drummond (Prince Buster)

Tired of the usual 30 or so records that get played at EVERY do like "Hold Down", "Monkey Man", etc and a lot of the UK recorded "Skinhead" reggae tunes on the likes of Torpedo, Joe, etc are amateurish crap to be honest compared to the Jamaican productions of the time (except for the dreadful instrumentals produced by Bunny Lee featuring Peter Tosh on organ....).

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Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia

Rudy Mills - John Jones

Soul Sisters - Wreck A Buddy

Prince Buster - Lucky Old Sun

" " - Al Capone

Justin Hinds - Here I Stand

Ethiopians - Everything Crash

David Isaacs - Place In The Sun

Roy Panton - Mighty Ruler

Maytones - Loving Reggae

There's got to be about 100 records in my top 10. Slim Smith / Uniques, Pat Kelly & Carlton & the Shoes have got to be in there somewhere.

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i know it said No DUB but the orig cut was inst so Number 1 for me has to be Augustus Pablo east of the river nile Hawkeye the late 7ts cut and not the early big shot one. Must be played out loud and with wadrobe size speakers for maxium damage !

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Very difficult, there are so many!

but these will do:

Bunny & Ruddy - On the town

Owen Gray - Am satisfy

Keith & Tex - Hypnotising eyes

Slim Smith - Can't do without it

Prince Buster - City riot

Dennis Walks - Drifter

Phil Pratt - Sweet song for my baby

Tommy McCook - Mary Poppins

Ethiopians - Bust your mouth

Justin Hinds - Save a bread

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as hard as a top ten soul!....sticking to 'skinhead' reggae/ska...

no order...

dry ice-upsetters

john jones-rudy mills

riding for a fall-delroy wilson

im in love-techniques...surprised not in yours john!

on the town bunny and ruddy

caution -wailers

free man ethiopians

hold down-kingstonians

time hard-george dekkar

city riot prince buster

probably would be different if i was at home with my records!...

dean

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My Time - Bob Andy (Supreme)

Let Him Try - Alton Ellis (Studio 1)

There Comes A Time - The Techniques (UK Duke)

Fight To The Top - The Heptones (Studio 1)

A Change Is Gonna Come - The Heptones (Studio 1)

You Hurt My Soul - Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson (UK Island)

Talking Love - The Paragons (Merritone)

Cool Collie - Hopeton Lewis (UK Island)

Dog War aka Broadway Jungle - The Vikings (aka The Maytals) (UK Island)

Downbeat Burial - Don Drummond (Prince Buster)

Tired of the usual 30 or so records that get played at EVERY do like "Hold Down", "Monkey Man", etc and a lot of the UK recorded "Skinhead" reggae tunes on the likes of Torpedo, Joe, etc are amateurish crap to be honest compared to the Jamaican productions of the time (except for the dreadful instrumentals produced by Bunny Lee featuring Peter Tosh on organ....).

NIce post Gordy, apparently those instrumentals with Peter Tosh were never meant to be released, apparently on some or most of them he was just playing along to the track without being serious. You're right, most of them are rubbish - except for the version of "Uncle Joe" on the B side of "Moon Hop", entitled "Harris Wheel" - thats brilliant.

I also agree with you about the UK stuff, most of it is tenth rate apart from Dandy's productions on Downtown, the early ones.

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alton ellis - rocksteady

alton ellis - ain't that loving you

alton ellis - breaking up

derrick harriott - the loser

derrick harriott - been so long

austin faithful - i am losing you

skatalites - ball o fire

busters allstars (skatalites) - jet 707

actually all my favourites are on this podcast below

http://www.mixcloud.com/mayfairmenthol/new-years-eve-reggae-party-mix/

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Not very good at reggae etc,but this takes me back to when i was going to a few "party's".

Naturalites - Picture on my wall.

Black Uhuru - Guess who's coming to dinner.

Dillinger - Cocaine

Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution

Dawn Penn - You dont love me know more.

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well out of my depth here as I know little to fook all but these are the one's my 14 year old daughter knows all the words to / has been brainwashed to;

john holt - ali baba

clancy eccles - fattie fattie

prince buster - whine & grine

nora dene - barbwire

toots & the maytals - funky kingston ( & Pressure Drop )

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well out of my depth here as I know little to fook all but these are the one's my 14 year old daughter knows all the words to / has been brainwashed to;

john holt - ali baba

clancy eccles - fattie fattie

prince buster - whine & grine

nora dene - barbwire

toots & the maytals - funky kingston ( & Pressure Drop )

Your 14 year old daughter likes the risque ones I see :lol: those middle three were considered rude when I was a kid

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Like her dad giggling at the Judge Dread songs on first hearing then as a nipper

And me playing BIg Five and Wet Dream really loud with the windows open while next door neighbour was hanging her washing out :lol:

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And me playing BIg Five and Wet Dream really loud with the windows open while next door neighbour was hanging her washing out :lol:

Wet dream, forgot about that one but it was the talk of the class room when we discovered it.

What happened to the age of innocence? Its gone from "smack yo bitch up" to anything to do with drive-by's and ho's these days...serves me right for letting her go on her mate's "grand theft auto" I suppose!

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Top 5 later stuff

Al Campbell Your love means so much to me Greensleeves

Dennis Brown Slow down woman Greensleeves

Johnnie Clarke Love will find a way Fashion

Heptones Love wont come easy Greensleeves

Johnny Osbourne Trying to turn me on Greensleeves

ROD

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Mine

Riots Telling Lies Island

Alva Lewis Return home Caltone

Clarendonians You cant keep me down Island

I have them. Plus two I'd really like

Uniques My conversation Island

Soul Brothers Train to Skaville Ska Beat

ROD

Rod I can probably get you the Ska Beat record - I"ve had 3 in the last 18 months

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justin hines rub up push up (island )

roland alphonso -pheonix city (doctor bird)

prince buster - madness (blue beat)

wailers - rude boy (doctorbird)

beverly allstars- smoke screen (beverly)

upsetters - django (upsetter)

dandy -rudy a message to you (blue beat)

messengers - is it because im black -thanks pete :)

the above are what ive on constant rotation at the moment

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In no particular order :D

Gregory isaacs - gi mi

Wailing wailers - simmer down

Beres hammond - she loves me now

Barrington levy - murderer

Pressure - let me love you

Sizzla ft luciano - jah blessing

Bob and marcia - pied piper

Beres hammond - double trouble

Half pint - substitute lover

Gregory isaacs - front door

Freddie mcgreggor - down by the river

Cocoa tea - tune in

Bob marley - is this love

Sanchez - pretty darling

I've wrote a couple more because there is too many to say I have a top ten :D but I have to say Gregory Isaacs and Beres Hammond am my most favourite of all I'm so glad I got to see them live

Nat xx

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You know Im anal. Gotta look like that stuff you got off me back in end of May.

ROD

Well it's possible because a huge amount of Ska Beat stock was sold in the 80's but it would probably come at a premium. If I was to adopt that buying process I'd have no records, I take them in any playable form really. I knew I shouldn't have bought those Islands off you. I've got 106 of them now.

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In no particular order :D

Gregory isaacs - gi mi

Wailing wailers - simmer down

Beres hammond - she loves me now

Barrington levy - murderer

Pressure - let me love you

Sizzla ft luciano - jah blessing

Bob and marcia - pied piper

Beres hammond - double trouble

Half pint - substitute lover

Gregory isaacs - front door

Freddie mcgreggor - down by the river

Cocoa tea - tune in

Bob marley - is this love

Sanchez - pretty darling

I've wrote a couple more because there is too many to say I have a top ten :D but I have to say Gregory Isaacs and Beres Hammond am my most favourite of all I'm so glad I got to see them live

Nat xx

Great choices Nat. amazed to see someone posting modern stuff on here (modern reggae that is!).

My fave Sizzla is "Solid As A Rock" but I hate how he's being a good Rasta on some records then talking about women in a sexist way on others.

Saw Gregory a few years before he died, his voice wasn't the best due to the years of drug problems but he was okay and come on, it was Gregory right there before me!

Also seen Horace Andy, Max Romeo, Morgan Heritage, Marcia Griffiths, Tarrus Riley (with his dad Jimmy) and many more, not seen Beres though - last time he was 50 quid to see and that's a ripoff!

Have you heard of Romain Virgo? A great new singer who's been around for the last year or so.

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love my modern reggae too...(hate modern soul)...out of the loop for the last 8ish years but from about 87 just after the digital dancehall started up right to about mid 2000s was djing and buying loads...

seen gregory a few times...all in jamaica,one time on a beach with a 2ft wooden stage!!...both uk gigs he didnt turn upto!...wasnt well :wicked:

remember when sizla first came on the scene..very influential to alot of young djs...although copying capletons bobo dread style...still prefer buju!

off top of my head digital dancehall..no order

rumours-gregory...awesome when this came out..wicked bassline

murderer-buju...on coco teas tune in/far east riddim

my girl-ini kamozi

wicked act-yt...best white act?

rastaman in new york-forgot the act!

kingston town -alborosie

lots of signs-tenor saw

sara-frankie paul

here i come-barrington levy

one blood-jr reid

but could be a hundred others!

dean

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Nice picks Dean!

YT is brilliant. I know someone who can get me a dubplate from him but they're expensive - 150 notes for two tunes (they are custom made though and it's how a lot of artists make money nowadays).

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Great choices Nat. amazed to see someone posting modern stuff on here (modern reggae that is!). My fave Sizzla is "Solid As A Rock" but I hate how he's being a good Rasta on some records then talking about women in a sexist way on others. Saw Gregory a few years before he died, his voice wasn't the best due to the years of drug problems but he was okay and come on, it was Gregory right there before me! Also seen Horace Andy, Max Romeo, Morgan Heritage, Marcia Griffiths, Tarrus Riley (with his dad Jimmy) and many more, not seen Beres though - last time he was 50 quid to see and that's a ripoff! Have you heard of Romain Virgo? A great new singer who's been around for the last year or so.

No I haven't heard of him but I will check him out on you tube, I have also seen Jimmy cliff, the heptones, toots & the maytals brilliant and I paid £35 to see Beres but it was worth every penny, and Tarrus Riley I would love to see him what a beautiful voice he has

And yes I know what you mean about sizzla but solid as a rock is just one of the best he has done in my opinion

But lovers rock just does it for me it's that sort of reggae you can listen to over and over again, but it's Gregory's voice just wonderful

Nat xx

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love my modern reggae too...(hate modern soul)...out of the loop for the last 8ish years but from about 87 just after the digital dancehall started up right to about mid 2000s was djing and buying loads... seen gregory a few times...all in jamaica,one time on a beach with a 2ft wooden stage!!...both uk gigs he didnt turn upto!...wasnt well :wicked: remember when sizla first came on the scene..very influential to alot of young djs...although copying capletons bobo dread style...still prefer buju! off top of my head digital dancehall..no order rumours-gregory...awesome when this came out..wicked bassline murderer-buju...on coco teas tune in/far east riddim my girl-ini kamozi wicked act-yt...best white act? rastaman in new york-forgot the act! kingston town -alborosie lots of signs-tenor saw sara-frankie paul here i come-barrington levy one blood-jr reid but could be a hundred others! dean

BRILLIANT:D. Can't say I'm a fan of dancehall some of it is okay

Another one of alborosie is no watch man ( fuss and fight riddim) there's a few others that sing on it another brilliant tune,

And I like capletons jah jah city

And buju banton is great

But it's just Gregory's voice

Nat xx

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uk reggae was massive right through the 70s till they just tried to copy the jamaicans too much with the ragga thing and lost their way...and the young black kids got into hip hop or dance/drum and bass...often wondered about all the great acts and guess theyre still makin money from dubplates...some still come to bristol but not like it was even in the 90s when i first moved here...john s has got chris lane from fashion records coming down at the end of the month....fashion/saxon ran things for years....how could i forget mi god mi king!...papa levi,...first uk act to go number one in jamaica i believe...can remember being on a mini bus in jamaica when tippa irie came on the radio...proud to be british! lol...

seen beres too...when i was workin with sound systems all the ladies loved gregory and beres...gregorys live lp is a classic...like soul so many unique reggae voices

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yeah capletons jah jah citys wicked...got a 12" medley of all the tracks on that riddim...capleton was a slack/gun man dj till someone got shot dead at a manchester gig and changed almost overnight to hard core rasta...tour was another massive one for him in the 90s

bujus in jail now i think...undercover old bill set him up with a big coke deal...and hes been all rasta since he started knockin about with ziggy marley and lost his record deal through the homophobic boom bye bye!

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this is fun, a year or so ago I would not have been able to give any of these names, but like allot of ska reggae now.. probably entry level stuff but:

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Frankenstein

Dawn Penn- Are you there

Lord Creator - Golden Love

Mal

and later Althea & Donna- Uptown Top Ranking

Edited by Mal.C.

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freddie mcgregor - natural collie

tamlins - smiling faces sometimes

carlton and the shoes - let me love you

sister frica - one in the spirit

hugh mundell - lets all unite

judah tafari eskenda - always trying

danger in your eyes -all versions

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my top ten in no particular order :)

Renegade -The Zodiacs

You're too bad - Jackie Opel

Come into my parlour - Bleechers

Sufferer - Kingstonians

Cherry home - Derrick Morgan

Pressure drop - Toots & the Maytals

Dog war - Toots & the Maytals

Al Capone - Prince Buster

Mothers love - Lord Tanamo

Pied piper - Bob & Marcia

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Changes daily, but off top of my head :

Milton Boothe - Used to be a fool (Caltone)

Minstrels - People get ready (Studio 1)

Melodians - Swing & dine (T Isle)

Prince Buster/Charmers - Long long winter (Blue beat)

Jackie opel - Lord is with me (Ska beat)

Kingstonians - Why wipe the smile (Caltone)

Maytals - School days (Beverlys)

Enforcers - Musical fever (Blue cat)

Ethiopians - Not me (Dr Bird)

Skatalites - Christine Keeler (Studio 1)

Cheers, Rob

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A few that I'm loving at home.

Bob Andy - You Don't know (UK Green Door)

Carlton & The Shoes - Never Give Your Heart Away (Studio 1)

Slim Smith - Lonely Lover (Studio 1)

Ernest Wilson - Undying Love (Coxone)

and one I think of as modern but I realised I bought this 25 years ago now!!!

Frankie Paul - Game of Loving (Life and Love)

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some faves that spring to mind

Sugar Simone - King without a throne

Derek and Patsy - Housewives chioce

Phyliss Dillier - Perfidia

Lee perry- disco devil

Cimarons - Time passage

Kick Partners- Steel worker ( if anyone knows where i can get a copy of this inbox me )

Bob Marley- Crazy balhead

Aswad -Warrior Charge

Prince Buster - Ghost dance.

Edited by daz mycroft

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sorry folks as with soul there are soooo many great tunes.... love me dub too :hatsoff2:

Delroy Wilson I feel good Blank

Skatalites Cool Smoke Treasure Isle

Jackie Mittoo I've Got My Boogaloo Blank

Skatalites Exodus Blank

Bob Andy Let them say Supreme

Bobby Aitken Sweet for my sweet Doctor Bird

Tommy Mc Cook Crying every nigth Spinning Wheel

Larry Marshall I’ve got to make it Sudio 1

Bobby Francis Chain Gang JJ UK

The Valentines BLAM BLAM FEVER Doctor Bird

Ken Both DJVersion can’t you see Blank

Shark Wilson Make it Reggae Ashanti

Unknown artist batcholor boy Blank

Iron Sound shake down Acetate Studio version

Three Tones Everything We Do Bamboo

The Paragons Got to get Away Duke

Reggae Girls Rescue me Nu Beat

Clancy Eccles Feel The Rhythm Doctor Bird

Rasta man From Africa with love Presure Beat

I could go on forever….

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