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'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special

Posted by reggaefan 
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 13, 2017 09:31PM
I like No-Maddz. I like Earthkry. Having said that, I think neither of them fit into the 'vocal harmony' groups referenced by BV both here and in a next thread...
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 13, 2017 10:19PM
you are correct... I am mistaken

I would say this.. Book a festival full of mid 80's and late 70's acts and watch your ticket sales die... when you want to revive them book acts from the so called revival..
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 13, 2017 10:32PM
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Ninja
you are correct... I am mistaken

I would say this.. Book a festival full of mid 80's and late 70's acts and watch your ticket sales die... when you want to revive them book acts from the so called revival..

my point is, it would be nice to have modern artists 'return' to that style of harmonizing.
there are no singers in this so-called revival.. everyone is either a sing-jay or a dj.
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 02:11AM
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there are no singers in this so-called revival..

Christopher Ellis is a 'singer' in my book as is Romain Virgo.....
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 02:16AM
Yeah and Mr. "Capcha Land guy" guy is definitely a singer!

But I hear ya BV, those harmony trios of the late 70's were the golden age of reggae, and still my favorite style of reggae after all these years....
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 03:20PM
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there are no singers in this so-called revival..

Christopher Ellis is a 'singer' in my book as is Romain Virgo.....

I've never heard anyone class either of them in with the "reggae revival".
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 03:31PM
I would argue both the lead man in No Maddz AND the group Earthkry boast singers.... I would also argue that Sevana is a pretty good singer.. as to Earthkry there was some pretty good harmonizing in the media tent last year... as to No Maddz you don't sing Marvin Gaye in public is you can't sing... I agree that Christopher Ellis and Romain Virgo would not be considered part of the "revival" but if you listen to Kabaka Pyramids comments (posted by Ras Danny earlier) you would see that the so called revival doesn't have a membership card. I would also offer both the lead singers in Pentateuch and Ragin Fyah as pretty good singers.. as is my man Micah Shemaiah....
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 05:10PM
I always thought the romaine virgo tune "reggae revival" with protoje was the one that gave the movement the name many years ago!! haha

I certainly will agree with BV, you just cant touch the vocal trios and harmonies from days past, im waiting, just not hearing!

My favorite singer at the moment is Mark Wonder, but even he is nowhere near the greats!

"Mark wonder ft micah shemiah- jah is the way" hitbound 7" great singers tune but cant really compare it to "have mercy", "jailhouse", "I need a roof", etc.

friday blessings!
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 05:17PM
please.. jailhouse is a CLASSIC.. nothing touching that

the music today is more a club thing.. what can make you groove thing..

the music back in the day was a soul thing.. touched your heart..

if you have eyes and if you have ears, those channel one/hitbound/well-charge sessions
can almost bring you to tears..

many a time, i have put on my headphones and walked around, late at night, under the stars.. only sweet channel one selections
coming through the media player... all the while inspiring me as i take in the crisp air and magnificence of creation.
during those times, i can hear every instrument.. every track.. the sweetness in tone and voice..
telling you.. those channel one tunes just cant be touched..



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Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 05:44PM
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bigvein
channel one tunes just cant be touched..

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Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 06:02PM
that is great.. it is like saying you can't compare today's "singers" to the classics of the Motown era.. I get it.. at the same time if you want to do a show you will find many of those same classic era singers either at your local State Fair or your local native casino.. you will also find that the average age of the audience is 50 plus. Most people going to a 3 day festival with camping involved are not going to be even 40 plus. Comparing eras is just worthless IMO. It does nothing. It is like people think that most of the new artist are saying reggae was dead and we are bringing it back vs we are taking a form of music that had an aging audience and introduced it to an entirely new generation.. the same generation that was being exposed (over exposed) to people like Alkaline, Vybz, Popcaan etc. We are showing the next generation that Roots Rock Reggae is something that can be appealing as well.
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 14, 2017 09:13PM
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 18, 2017 04:01AM
To each their own. Personally I feel Chronixx and Tarrus Riley in particular would proliferate in any era. But you CANNOT compare a "reggae revival" in 2017 to previous eras. Those artists (and their producers) back then did not have to contend with the internet and pirated digital music. When there was actual money to be made off record sales, there was more effort to be put into making quality music. So basically, be happy with what you have and not what you think it should be.
Re: 'Reggae Revival' - I just don't see what's so special
April 18, 2017 05:34PM
A voice of reason back in action. Big Up


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Chimino
To each their own. Personally I feel Chronixx and Tarrus Riley in particular would proliferate in any era. But you CANNOT compare a "reggae revival" in 2017 to previous eras. Those artists (and their producers) back then did not have to contend with the internet and pirated digital music. When there was actual money to be made off record sales, there was more effort to be put into making quality music. So basically, be happy with what you have and not what you think it should be.
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