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Resort Reggae

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

  1. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    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

  2. Exodus
    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

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    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


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    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.
  5. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake

  7. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    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...
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Bush Dr.
  9. Dub Wallace

    Dub Wallace

    Mar 31, 2013
    Can't Help Falling in Love with You- UB40
    Roller Skates

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

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
  11. 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
  12. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Toots: Country Roads, Funky Kingston, 54-46 Was My Number

    Montego Bay

    Cherry Oh Baby

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

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    "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
  14. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    get the rockers soundtrack and learn all of those songs.
  15. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Any Studio One compilation will have plenty of good [rocksteady] tunes.
  16. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    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).
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    How about something from Sade
    or Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead?
    Dont Ask Me Why - Billy Joel
    Goodbye to Romance, Ozzy
    there. perfect.
  18. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    I agree.

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

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
  20. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Give a hear to "Sunshine Reggae" by Laid Back.