Your Top THREE reggae albums

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Lots of mediocre reggae out there but I'm trying to find the diamonds.

    What are your top 3 favorite 'old school' reggae albums?

    Catch A Fire is my number one so far.
  2. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    check out; collie buds, damien marleys "jamrock", seeed, peter tosh,
    tribal seeds, eek a mouse, gregory Isaacs, just for starters. all of their albums
    are good mon!
  3. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
  4. ghostfather


    Oct 26, 2013
    Marcus Garvey by Burning Spear
    East of the River Nile by Augustus Pablo
    Police and Thieves by Junior Murvin (I just now saw he died four days ago, RIP)
  5. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011

    live seeed in english
  6. The Wailers - Burnin'
    The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
    The Paragons - On the Beach
  7. danalogue


    Sep 5, 2013
    Ithaca, NY
    African Herbsman is the best Wailers record in my book.
    Survival is also up there..
    Culture - two sevens clash
    The Congos - Heart of the Congos

    All these except survival were produced by Lee Perry in the Black Ark. That might say something about my love of the murky production styles of Scratch. These albums are classic reggae gold.
  8. danalogue


    Sep 5, 2013
    Ithaca, NY
    For modern reggae:

    John Brown's Body - Kings and Queens
    Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad - In These Times


    King Tubby: Dub From the Roots
    Jackie Mittoo: Macka Fat
  9. jdfarrell81

    jdfarrell81 Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Baltimore, MD
    You're entering a wonderful world, my friend!

    I can't list just three albums. There are too many amazing albums. Everything listed below is top-notch old-school reggae. Most of the albums are absolutely essential.

    Lee Perry & The Upsetters - "Blackboard Jungle"

    Aston "Familyman" Barrett - "Familyman In Dub"

    Jacob Miller - "Who Say Jah No Dread"

    Keith Hudson - "Pick A Dub"

    Lee Perry & The Upsetters - "Super Ape"

    Various Artists - "Children of Jah"

    The Congos - "Heart of the Congos"

    Culture - "Two Sevens Clash"

    Augustus Pablo - "Original Rockers"

    Dadawah - "Peace and Love"
  10. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I don't have a top three.

  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    You should just send me a few blank DVD's and I'll set you up with a portion of the infamous massive. That would get you a fair portion of most of what's worth having.
  12. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Sizzla - Da Real Ting
    Run it Red: Blood and Fire All-Stars
    King Tubby -Rockers Almighty Dub
    Dillinger - Ranking Dillinger
  13. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    Survival - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    Uprising - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    True Democracy - Steel Pulse
  14. Yes.
  15. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hard to choose:
    Lee Perry: arkology
    Black Uhuru: Chill Out
    Gladiators: allmost the whole catalog

    All subject to change on a weekly basis.;)
  16. Mennolineum


    Nov 12, 2013
    Really? No groundation in these posts? Awesome albums! Check them out!
    Upon the bridge is my favorite! 2nd: midnite - Ras mek peace. 3rd: babylon by bus by Bob Marley.... :) please note that it was pretty hard picking my 3 favs... Cant say ill agree with myself in a couple of days.. kinda like jerry said:)^
  17. Yobnwal


    Oct 15, 2009
    +1 for Heart of the Congos and Super Ape

    Also- 'The Best Dressed Chicken in Town' Dr Alimantado
    'Screaming Target' Big Youth
    'Talkin' Blues' Bob Marley and the Wailers