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Looking for underrated reggae

Posted by akee123 
Looking for underrated reggae
May 11, 2014 01:21PM
I'm looking for some bands and singers who are not on the major reggae radar, but nonetheless put on impressive tunes? Would welcome any names so we can look em up.

Akee
AJ
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 11, 2014 01:26PM
Check out Josie Mel. thumbs up
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 11, 2014 01:27PM
Royal Hammer out of Portland, ME.

Jah-N-I out of Boston. Jariffee is an amazing lyricist and singer.
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 11, 2014 07:14PM
Ginjah, Torch, Admiral Bailey, tiger, Ras Demo, Little Hero, Rebellion, Ras Shiloh, Pinchers, Natty King, First Born, Ancient King.........to name a few of my favorite whom I consider "under-rated".
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 04:11AM
i think Ad Bailey, tiger & Pinchers are well know main stream reggae acts rated by many worldwide
but i'd agree w/ the rest.
a
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 05:57AM
You have to narrow your scope a bit. What do you like to listen to?
AJ
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 08:22AM
Also check out Taffari's cd "Addicted To Music". I believe Taffari will be at the "Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest" July 19 & 20 this year.
Josie Mel's cd "Rasta Still De Bout" is worth a check.

Having seen these two artists in Negril JA a few times .....2003-2009? I always though I would be hearing more from them especially in the states.
Underrated...maybe....but I rate them pretty high in my book for newer artists. I would love to see them on stage again someday.



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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 09:51AM
Messenjah Selah

Ossie Dellimore
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 09:57AM
ossie dellimore -- GREAT CALL.

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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 10:45AM
African Brothers
Hell & Fire
The Dingles/Lambert Douglas
The Mellows
Righteous Flames/Winston Jarrett
Al Campbell
Earl Cunningham
Mystic Eyes
Barry Biggs
Bunny Lie Lie
Carl Dawkins
Cultural Roots
Dave Robinson
Desi Roots/Desmond Young
Devon Russell
The Fantells
Hopeton Lindo
Gladdy Anderson/Stranger & Gladdy
Hot Rocks
Horace Martin
Jackie Bernard
Jahlights
The Jewells
Jolly Brothers
Keith Poppin/Rocking Horse
Leroy Brown
Light of Saba
Winston McAnuff
Living Truth
Mighty Clouds
Milton Henry
Morvin Brooks
Natural Vibes
Nightengales
Prince Hammer
Reggae George
Tinga Stewart
Rupert Reid
Sharon Little
Soul Defenders
Tony Tuff
Trevor Junior
The Uplifters
Well Pleased & Satisfied
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 11:45AM
Ras Muhammad
Nesbeth
Zamunda
Sara Lugo
Tiken Jah Fakoly (at least out here)
Denham Smith
Hempress Sativa
Gideon
Skillinjah
Bobby Hustle
Tydal
Bascom X
Teacha Dee
Chedda
T'Nez (Person favorite)
Reema
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 12:54PM
Essential I
Lion D
Jah Sun
Winstrong
Soulmedic
VirtuS
Nico D
Dexta Malawi
Kozmik Consciousnez
Jessie James
Cookie the Herbalist
Raphael
Rob Symeonn
Bryan Art
Bobo David
Mr. Diamond
Stevie Culture
Chappa Jan

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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 03:41PM
Hifi u the killA
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 03:45PM
These are some of the artists that I personally think are among the most underrated, and all have put out really good tunes that deserve way more credit and a way bigger audience than they have received. If you've researched reggae artists, then you've probably heard of these names already, but since I'm not sure if you are looking for more of the classic artists from years past, or more recent artists like the ones that have been mentioned already, I'm just going to list my personal opinion of underrated reggae artists...

Yabby You
Joe Higgs
Clinton Fearon
Bim Sherman
Peter Broggs
Ijahman Levi
Black Slate
Misty In Roots
Pablo Moses
Little Roy
Prince Alla
Barry Brown
Mutabaruka
Judah Eskender Tafari
Hugh Mundell
Keith Hudson
Glen Brown
Tetrack
Jah Lion
Pablo Gad
The Viceroys
The Ethiopians
Iqulah
Milton Henry
Tappa Zukie
Trinity
Meta And The Cornerstones



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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 04:35PM
Yes I, mosquito killer;
St. Vincent Roots and Culture hailing from St. Vincent..

underrated reggae:

Kulture Knox

Tena Stelin
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 12, 2014 10:04PM
Jesse Royal





Rasta Life





Tony Frass





Hero & Pzed





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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 13, 2014 09:03AM
That's a great list of greats, HI*FI !

I'd like to add: Lloyd Robinson, Claudius Linton & Vivian Jones...

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HI*FI
African Brothers
Hell & Fire
The Dingles/Lambert Douglas
The Mellows
Righteous Flames/Winston Jarrett
Al Campbell
Earl Cunningham
Mystic Eyes
Barry Biggs
Bunny Lie Lie
Carl Dawkins
Cultural Roots
Dave Robinson
Desi Roots/Desmond Young
Devon Russell
The Fantells
Hopeton Lindo
Gladdy Anderson/Stranger & Gladdy
Hot Rocks
Horace Martin
Jackie Bernard
Jahlights
The Jewells
Jolly Brothers
Keith Poppin/Rocking Horse
Leroy Brown
Light of Saba
Winston McAnuff
Living Truth
Mighty Clouds
Milton Henry
Morvin Brooks
Natural Vibes
Nightengales
Prince Hammer
Reggae George
Tinga Stewart
Rupert Reid
Sharon Little
Soul Defenders
Tony Tuff
Trevor Junior
The Uplifters
Well Pleased & Satisfied
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 13, 2014 10:10AM
Natty King for SURE!!!!!!!! (Extremely overlooked in my book!!!!!) Ras Shiloh to a lesser extent also!
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 13, 2014 02:24PM
I would like to add:

Larry Marshall
Fred Locks
Earl Sixteen
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 13, 2014 04:02PM
anyone mention I-Taweh?

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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 14, 2014 08:56PM
The most underrated live & performing reggae band in America is hands down Jahfe

check for yourself reverberation.com/jahfe to get an idea

a live show is their only justice
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 14, 2014 11:00PM
meta & cornerstones~> haile rated*
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 15, 2014 09:10PM
Some great lists so far..here are two more
Franz Job
Lorenzo (King Lorenzo)
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 16, 2014 02:08PM
Junior English gets my top pick for most overlooked reggae artist. I can't think of a falsetto reggae singer with a better catalogue. Crashed, Jack the Ripper, Naturally High, Lovers Key, Two of a Kind, and Burning Dub are all good to wonderful LPs. About 10 excellent discos he's released too.

Lovers Rock is vastly underated in general.



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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 16, 2014 07:25PM
So.... apparently reggae is underrated, and you should just keep listening to everything.
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 16, 2014 08:52PM
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Stevo
So.... apparently reggae is underrated, and you should just keep listening to everything.
Lmfao....yes sir, you are correct
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 18, 2014 10:17AM
Queen Makedah!
Milton Henry
Hezron
Khari Kill
Kulcha Knox
Jah Bami
Barry Brown
Little Roy
Terry Linen

...just a few. I agree with Stevo in principle, though; reggae is an underrated genre, and the vast bulk of the "new reggae" fans don't know the foundation artists. A youth with whom I work considers himself a huge reggae fan, but hasn't heard of Luciano, Garnett Silk or Joe Higgs (just for examples). About the only Jamaicans on the reggae mixes on his iPhone are Gregory Isaacs, Barrington Levy and Eekamouse. The rest are Americans like Rebelution and Slightly Stoopid. Needless to say, I'm building the poor guy some educational mix cds.
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 20, 2014 10:33AM
After watching the American Billboard mess from the other night - forget underrated Reggae artists - I'll even settle down and listen to overrated Reggae bands like Grounation that suffa through USA mainstream 'music' tongue sticking out smiley
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 21, 2014 08:40AM
This is a totally incomplete list, but the first ones that come to mind -
Messenjah Selah
Mikey General
Kulcha Knox
Macka B
Lymie Murray
Mark Wonder
Army
Winston McAnuff
Uprising Roots (Band)
RasItes (Band)
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 21, 2014 02:41PM
Another artist I forgot to mention:

Nasio Fontaine
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 22, 2014 08:01PM
President Brown... We have all heard of him and he comes around but in my opinion does one of the best live shows, and is the hardest working artist in contemporary reggae music...

Bring'em back SNWMF!
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 23, 2014 09:33AM
Andrew Diamond
Vince Black
Andrew Bassie Campbell
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 27, 2014 11:26AM
Eddie Lovette...uptown but great, lots of nice covers of classic tunes.
AJ
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 27, 2014 11:48AM
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Rhythmwize
Eddie Lovette...uptown but great, lots of nice covers of classic tunes.

Love the cd "Merry Christmas" from Eddie Lovette (Reggae) and Laro (Soca). Nice holiday tunes.
Picked it up from Ernie B's when he was in Boonville at SNWMF.
Thanks for turning us on to this cd.
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 27, 2014 12:55PM
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cb_liveup
President Brown... We have all heard of him and he comes around but in my opinion does one of the best live shows, and is the hardest working artist in contemporary reggae music...

Bring'em back SNWMF!

YES-I.. Love me some President Brown. also.... Excited to see you cb_liveup.



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Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 27, 2014 01:01PM
These are some great lists.. thanks for this post and the lists.

I DJ a reggae radio show and always love finding lists like this.

One Love ~ Bless
Re: Looking for underrated reggae
May 27, 2014 09:38PM
YES!!! Natty King - No Guns To Town was one of my favorite tunes of all time......wondered why he didn't hit it again after that tune...


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