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Re: UK Reggae Greats
Dec 17, 2009, 14:58
Does Julian indulge in Reggae? Wonder if it's something he'd consider?

Think both Rough guide to Reggae and Bass Culture have some material on the uk scene. Probably not that long though.

Trying to think who was cool over here and didn't rapidly commercialise.

Steel Pulse do come to mind.
Think Aswad were good early on but then became a chart act and the music certainly seemed to water down. would assume that those 2 were somewhat intertwined.

Even UB40 were at least semi good early on but then became synonymous along with The Police (who also apparently were interesting very early on)
with why UK reggae has a bad name. Pop pap.

& I would 2nd or 22nd the shout out for On U Sound who are pretty 'kin awesome most of the time.

Jah shaka was UK based for most of his career if not all. As was the Mad Professor.
I don't think Burning Spear was though, was he? Think he's acknowledged Jamaican.
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