Resort Reggae

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by 4Mal, Jan 14, 2014.


  1. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

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    Guitar bass and drums. Lady lead slacker, uh singer... 3 lead voices, good harmonies.

    We currently cover Jackson Brown's Everywhere I Go and Bonnie Raitt's version of Right Down The Line. The band seems to groove that stuff pretty easily.

    I'm thinking of Walking On The Moon (Police). And I'll mine some of the other Police stuff but...

    Do you guys have any 'resort reggae' recommendations. I think of the genre as not political, not racist. Stuff you might here at Club Med, Sandals, or in the ski area bar... We be family and inebriated, um wine bar 'boomer' friendly:D

    Thanks!
  2. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass

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    Wonderful Tonight reggae style
    Stir it Up
    Harder They Come
    Tide Is High
    Red Red Wine
    I Shot the Sheriff
    I Can See Clearly Now


    Yes, I did the resort thing for a few years back in the 90's.
  3. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

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    Nice! Gues I'd forgotten about I Shot the Sherrif s it is in our book already.
    Makes me remember the Clapton 'Knockin in Heavens Door' reggae-lite version.

    Just listened to Brushfire Fairytales while working on a report. There is some stuff on that one.

    Thanks !
  4. pklima

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    Throw in some islands-style Rihanna songs for the younger generations. "Man Down", or even "Can't Remember To Forget You". I'd be tempted to try some Sean Paul and Ace Of Base, too, just to see what happens.
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  6. hrodbert696

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    Would You Be Loved
    No Woman No Cry
    Red Red Wine
    Badfish
    Wait in Vain
  7. bkbirge

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    Zungguzungguguzungguzeng

    :)
  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

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    Free Bird, seriously. Or just take anything already in your extensive book, ported to reggae.

    I'd pay huge bucks to see Mal channel Sean Paul though, or the Diva doing Rihanna, erm , a Rihanna tune...
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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  10. Dub Wallace

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    We had a resort gig for awhile but I think our sets were a little too rootsy
  11. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

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  12. abstractart06

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    Here are a few favorites.

    Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
    Johnny Too Bad - Jimmy Cliff
    Johnnie B Goode - Peter Tosh
    No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
    One Love - Bob Marley
    Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
  13. One Drop

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    Montego Bay

    Cherry Oh Baby

    Marley Could You Be Loved, Three Little Birds, Kaya
  14. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    "Now That We Found Love" by Third World
    "Try Jah Love" by Third World
    "96 Degrees In The Shade" by Third World
    "I Got You Babe" by UB40 w/ Chrissie Hynde
    "Too Late To Turn Back Now" by Alton Ellis
    "Rivers Of Babylon" by The Melodians
  15. ngh

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    get the rockers soundtrack and learn all of those songs.
  16. halfjackson

    halfjackson Supporting Member

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    Any Studio One compilation will have plenty of good [rocksteady] tunes.
  17. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    The "Harder They Come" soundtrack maybe, but "Rockers" will likely go straight over a non-reggae audience's collective head. Same for the Studio One stuff (unless it's covers of well known American songs).
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    How about something from Sade
    or Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead?
    Dont Ask Me Why - Billy Joel
    &
    Goodbye to Romance, Ozzy
    there. perfect.
  19. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

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    I agree.

    Jimmy Smith Many Rivers To Cross and Sitting In Limbo are great choices.
  20. derrico1

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  21. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

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    Give a hear to "Sunshine Reggae" by Laid Back.

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