View Full Version : Who's Your Favourite Reggae Artist Apart From UB40

rhondda rudie
19th May 2010, 03:30 PM
I know there are loads of great artists missing from my list so if your favourite isn't there please choose "other" and specify.:grin:

19th May 2010, 04:13 PM
i've put john holt but jah cure's on level pegging nowadays :grin:

19th May 2010, 04:28 PM
Black Uhuru. Absolutely brilliant songs, with Sly and Robbie holding everything down.Plus I was in love with Puma Jones when I was 16, so there.;)

Oops - didn't see them so I voted for 'other'. Bah.

19th May 2010, 04:36 PM
tbh i like songs from all of them except Black Uhuru and Dennis Brown as i dont think (well not knowingly) heard there songs.


Nes B40
19th May 2010, 05:19 PM
Hard to choose so think it would have to be Ken Boothe, reason' Crying Over You was the first reggae single I owned and his voice has always stood out, each record so pure and simple, outstanding reggae artist.

19th May 2010, 08:11 PM
Bob Marley

19th May 2010, 08:40 PM
chose black uhuru, not really heard anything from other artists, cept marley, of course :D

19th May 2010, 09:15 PM
Got to be Dennis Brown for me along with Beres Hammond and Prince Buster :-D

Dean M
19th May 2010, 09:22 PM
that was a hard one
john holt clips it for me
mainly because of 1000 volts album
dennis brown & gregory isaacs also legends
as for others...not heard his music :)

yellowman would be my vote

effing tough choice though

Just Bianca
26th May 2010, 08:55 PM
Lucky Dube

so here i am
17th June 2010, 11:05 PM
bob marley is inspirational with his lyrics an ideal as much as the ub's but i just love sly and robbie

18th June 2010, 01:21 PM
Bob Marley - grew up listening to Bob Marley & The Wailers and have every album.

Ken Boothe - gorgeous, gorgeous singing. I love 'Just another girl' and 'Crying over you'.

I also like listening to Wailing Souls, Alborosie and Third World ('Now that we found love' is one of my happy songs).

There's heaps I like but I love UB40 the best :-)

McDUB BOY aka Superal
18th June 2010, 02:43 PM
John holt or gregory isaacs

19th June 2010, 03:51 AM
Beres Hammond as an individual, Burning Spear, Capleton, Mystic Roots for some of my fave groups, Queen Ifrica and Rita Marley for some of my fave female Reggae artists.

22nd June 2010, 06:25 AM
Grew up with BOB MARLEY..

28th June 2010, 01:27 AM
I voted "other" mostly because there are so many great reggae acts out there I can't choose one.

Bagga and I saw Gregory Isaacs last week. What an amazing show!

:love: Jolene

19th July 2010, 07:23 PM
Lee Scratch Perry Genius :-D

19th July 2010, 11:39 PM
Its gotta be gregory,my 1st slice of real reggae,smooth as silk,cue the 2 bad superstars album.

20th July 2010, 07:58 AM
Really hard question.
I would have to go for Robert Nesta Marley purley because of the amount of quality music he put out from 1962 until 1981 when he died.
Loved his ska, rock steady, roots & he even penned a few neat poppy tunes that the masses could doo daa dee along to...
His greatest work for me was with Bunny & Peter with Lee Perry at the controls.

20th July 2010, 10:58 AM
Voted for The king of reggae ..

20th July 2010, 10:59 AM
Bob marley

20th July 2010, 11:52 AM
Black Uhuru. Absolutely brilliant songs, with Sly and Robbie holding everything down.Plus I was in love with Puma Jones when I was 16, so there.;)

Oops - didn't see them so I voted for 'other'. Bah.

I saw them live in thier pomp backed by Sly & Robbie and they were a very solid act. Loved 'Sinsemilla' & 'Red', both great albums.

11th August 2010, 05:04 AM
If I had to choose only one, it would have to be Bob Marley as his music was the first I heard that got me into reggae


Mr Reggae
11th August 2010, 11:43 AM
Gotta be the cool ruler everytime,bob was too political for me and dennis a bit too rootsified anything with jah in it doesnt appeal to me

11th August 2010, 01:35 PM
really like Peter Mitchell and Yellowman & chaka and pliers :D


4th September 2010, 11:15 PM
John Holt of course - He is a Legend