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  ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [Alton Ellis])
In many ways he epitomizes the story of reggae vocalists: a start in the business at a very early age, massive popularity for a limited period, and a gradual decline in prominence while continuing to make excellent records.
Ellis was born into a musical family, and he first recorded in the late 50s as part of a duo with singer Eddy Perkins for Randys and Studio One as Alton And Eddy.
This 'cool' music gave singers far greater freedom to express themselves - they no longer had to battle against the frantic ska pace and 'noisiness', and Alton Ellis reigned supreme - his 'Get Ready - Rock Steady' was one of the first records actually to use the term.
www.reggaetrain.com /bioaltonellis.asp   (1126 words)

 Reggae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
The term reggae is sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady and dub.The term is more specifically used to indicate a particular style that originated after the development of rocksteady.
Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, which influenced many prominent reggae musicians in the 1970s and 1980s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reggae   (1360 words)

 reggae music
But reggae was simply the growth, the development, of what had been happening in Jamaican music.Beginning with ska, and then rock steady, the loudest island in the world had declared its real musical independence, and had already made an imprint on the world, albeit a small one.
For them the music of choice was soul, but there was also a definite attraction to ska, with its irresistible beat, and also to the sharp looks of the rude boys, the most fashionable Jamaican youth.
In the U.K. Trojan focused on the very commercial end of reggae, "music," noted writer Sebastian Clarke, "with a beat, a soft melody and strings behind it." It proved to be a potent combination.
www.narcomundo.com /reggae_music.htm   (6515 words)

 ROOTS REGGAE MUSIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
From Dancehall Reggae, SKA Music, Roots Reggae, Spanish Reggae, to Dub Reggae.
In the 1960s the term reggae, pronounced "ray-gay", was used to refer to a "ragged" form of dance rhythm popular in Jamaica.
No one is quite sure where the word "reggae" came from, but it may have come from a 1968 dance single by Toots and the Maytals called "Do the Raggay." Reggae music lyrics typically deal with poverty, politics, and Rastafarianism.
www.rootsreggaemusic.com   (324 words)

 Reggae Music
Reggae is an African Caribbean style of music developed on the island of Jamaica and is closely linked to the religion Rastafarianism, though not universally popular among its members.
Reggae is founded upon its rhythm style, which is characterized by regular chops on the backbeat, played by the rhythm guitarist.
The style of reggae he made famous is called roots reggae or roots rock reggae, and was and is still used by many artists such as Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Culture, Prince Lincoln Thompson, Israel Vibration, Delroy Wilson, UB40, The Skatalites, and Toots and the Maytals.
www.freemusiclink.com /reggae.htm   (346 words)

 Reggae Festival Guide Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica - a brand of music as strongly identified with the island as RandB is with Detroit or jazz with New Orleans.
Reggae evolved in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, born of the tensions and social protest simmering violently in the late 1960's.
Reggae has influenced so many of today's marketing efforts with reggae jingles with its distinctive beat being heard on the radio and television around the world selling everything from laundry soap to soft drink.
www.reggaefestivalguide.com   (975 words)

 Reggae Music
Rasta forms the base of reggae music, the vehicle that artists such as Bob Marley used to spread Rasta thought all over the world.
(An archetypal example of nyahbingi is the three LP set from Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.) "Roots" reggae explores the themes of the suffering of ghetto dwellers, slavery in Babylon, Haile Selassie as a living deity, and the hoped-for return to Africa.
In mid-60s reggae evolved a slower and cooler mode called rocksteady which shifted emphasis to bass and drums.
www.swagga.com /reggaehistory.htm   (387 words)

 Reggae & Caribbean Music
Though not strictly focusing on reggae, the title and the photo on the cover of this book (What reggae book doesn't have a picture of Bob Marley on it?) give a good indication that reggae is a major focus.
Unfortunately, like the Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, the albums are rated based on comparisons to the artist's other albums, so that an album that gets a 7 for one artist isn't necessarily considered better than another artist's 5.
Again, I can't speak for calypso, soca, zouk, etc., but as for the reggae selections, there are few surprises; the usual suspects are accounted for.
www.reggae-reviews.com /reggaeandcaribmusic.html   (552 words)

 Part One - Story of Reggae Music and Culture
The systems were essential to the dissemination of music because the island’s two radio stations, RJR (launched in 1950 as a branch of British Rediffusion) and the government's JBC (which started in 1959), played it as safe as the BBC mothership; The payoff for the sound system operators, came in prestige and drink sales.
Reggae's golden age was as bright as the following years have been dim for the once glorious genre.
Yes, like countless reggae compilations before it, this Trojan set features "Israelites," "Pressure Drop," "Rivers of Babylon," "Trenchtown Rock," and "Marcus Garvey." In addition to those indisputable touchstones, however, This is Reggae Music generously and expertly plunges into a remarkable archive to highlight the less-celebrated likes of Bongo Man Byfield, the Uniques, and Ken Parker.
www.reggae.com /history/part1.htm   (900 words)

 Reggae Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Today, reggae music has embraced all languages and cultures, and what began in the ghettos of Kingston, is now gracing the stages of the premiere music venues across the globe.
The lyrics of reggae music cross all boundaries.
The lyrics of reggae are as wide and varied as the rhythms themselves.
www.tht.net /~shey/Reggae_Music/reggae_music.html   (293 words)

 Jahworks.Org Music Links
From their site: "Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide was created to increase public awareness and acceptance of Reggae music and to create more and better opportunities for those who make Reggae music possible–the singers and players of instruments, their agents, managers and promoters, their fans and everyone else participating in this unique art form.
Reggae Ambassadors worldwide is an international network of committed reggae enthusiasts who have joined forces to spread the positive vibe of Reggae music.
From the site: "It salutes all the crucial figures in Jamaica's music industry over the past 40 years, and covers in depth the unique phenomenon of sound systems, illuminating their pivotal role in the progress of the music, alongside the work of legendary producers.
www.jahworks.org /music/links.html   (1891 words)

 Reggae Music
Nasio has been writing and playing reggae music since 1981, and by 1986 felt he was ready to go into the studio, when he recorded his first 12-inch.
All the time wondering why such a brilliant ambassador for reggae music was not yet heard in the U.S. Asked why it took so long for him to get to America, Nasio responds: "We recorded our first 12-inch single in 1986 and just circulated it around the Caribbean; then in 1990, we did another recording.
Nasio emphasizes that he is no politician, but through reggae music he gets to "express myself.
www.avirtualdominica.com /music/reggae.htm   (868 words)

 Ginjah : A growing force in reggae music.
Ginjah is a very talented cultural singjay and he is very passionate about his music.
He's really a growing force in reggae music, with an ever expanding catalogue and we can look forward to more quality tunes from him.
I wanted to gain knowledge about the music business and that was the right place to do so.
www.reggae-vibes.com /concert/ginjah/ginjah.htm   (784 words)

 Jamaica Music - Reggae, Ska, Mento
This Month our series "Reggae Around the World" focuses on Belgium with an interview with Pat Flashman, one of the pioneers of reggae-music in Belgium and a member of the Danish Reggae band, Slo Down.
Read this commentary by Jean Lowrie-Chin on the importance of the music and the efforts that need to be supported for the music to continue to strive.
Gospel Reggae is the fastest growing segment of Reggae music today.
www.jamaicans.com /music/index.htm   (290 words)

 Reggae Vision for reggae, dub and Caribbean music
Reggae Vision sevres up meaningful roots reggae, powerful dub and smooth caribbean tunes.
Here you will find information on our cds as well as links to reggae music sites and pictures of beautiful anguilla.
reggae vision's tune "all around the world" was nominated for just plain folks 2001 music awards in the ethnic genre category.
www.reggaevision.com   (232 words)

 Reggae Music 67-70   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Well everyone involved in the creation of the reggae sound that was to emerge in 1967 all had experience of the business, some back to it very creation.
Then came the reggae era, it's possible that they even started the Reggae era off, with their tune 'Do The Reggay', not that it matters, because from 1967 right through to 1970 they ruled the music with their wild gospel sound.
Every era of the music seems to have a small set of artists and artists and producers, who never get any credit at the time, but whose contribution is always highly thought of many years later.
www.reggaemovement.com /History/reggae6770.htm   (4787 words)

 FREE Reggae MIDI, RealAudio, and Info Files
Reggae music usually requires the big downbeat is the third quarter-note in a 4/4 measure.
Reggae is a musical style and a way of life.
The reason I've decided to share some of my reggae collection with you is so that YOU too can learn to appreciate the "up" stroke rhythms of the both the music and the life.
www.mikestrickland.net /reggae   (306 words)

 ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Home Page)
ReggaeTrain.com is the largest and most comprehensive reggae music portal on the web.
For Reggae Artists and Enthusiasts more detailed information on Record Labels, Record Distributors, Radio Stations, Music Charts, Clubs and Venues, Publications, and other Reggae sites of interest to all.
Be sure and visit our Artist of the Week, a short biography of a Reggae Artist or Band.
www.reggaetrain.com   (273 words)

 Jamaican Music (Jamaica)
Born into a musical family, Tami's entry into the music world was inevitable.
This Month our series "Reggae Around the World" focuses on Reggae Music In Sweden with Kalle Baah is The Swedish Kings Of Reggae.
This Month our series "Reggae Around the World" focuses on Reggae Music In the Czech Republic with an interview with Cernoch the webmaster for the largest reggae music portal in that country.
www.jamaicans.com /music/index.shtml   (725 words)

 Reggaemusicsite.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is VP Reggae, your one stop shop for the finest CDs and merchandise with the feel of reggae written all over it.
You may not know it but reggae is a kind of music which may just suit you right.
It is a break from all the common themes of today’s music.
www.reggaemusicsite.com   (670 words)

 Dancehall Reggae Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Reggae is worldwide and continues to inspire those outside of Caribbean Parentage.
Reggae shows reach incredible distances world wide, but they are also attractive to other Caribbean islands.
The Reggae Festival Guide is put out once a year and it lists festivals all over, particularly in the states.
www.rudegal.com /links.html   (4780 words)

 Reggae - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
This in turn led, by the end of that decade, to the hiccuping skank of reggae.
In the 1970s, Bob Marley helped develop and introduce reggae to international audiences, infusing the music with Rastafarian beliefs and political messages.
This reggae set may not be strictly DIY, but each track bears the stamp of the homegrown.
music.download.com /2001-10545_32-0.html   (328 words)

 African Music and African Culture @ web62.com Internet Television
Explore more Streaming videos with African Live Music and loads of pictures from Africa inside the full screen program.
Reggae star Shaggy talked about his album, Jamaica, producers and other things.
Reggae is large akso in Africa and David Rodigan is the No. 1 Reggae DJ.
www.web62.com /africanmusic.html   (570 words)

This was a real challenge for my students in Speech 214: The Rhetoric of Reggae Music when they went to write their term papers.
Reggae music, rastafarianism, and related topics are not singular fields -- there are many reggae musics, many brands of rastafarianism, and many different perspectives expressed by those involved.
The Rise of Reggae and the influence of Toots and the Maytals, Matthew Sherman
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/dreadlibrary.html   (1106 words)

 REGGAE.COM - Positive Roots Rock Reggae Music featuring Reviews, Events, Exclusive Feature Sections on Bob Marley and ...
Reggae.com is livicated to spreading the inspiring and healing vibrations of Reggae Music to all of the world.
Reggae Music is a blessing for many reasons but most of all, it is because the best of Reggae Music is based in a strong Spiritual overstanding that carries a message of love, hope, tolerance and unity out to the world.
You will find MP3 music files scattered through the site but, go to the Club Tropical page for some featured music tracks.
www.reggae.com   (589 words)

 ReggaeCD.com : Reggae CD, DVD & Bob Marley Merchandise Store...and more
We provide you with all the reggae artists and sub-genres you need, including roots & culture, dancehall, dub, ska, rocksteady, reggae jazz, reggae gospel and more.
Visit our merchandise section and select from our large collection of rasta and reggae treasures which includes Bob Marley footwear, hats, clothing, jewelry, posters, bags, auto accessories and much more.
Tune in daily and listen to one of our hand picked reggae radio stations or watch your favorite reggae TV channel.
www.reggaecd.com   (210 words)

 Reggae Music :: calabashmusic.com
The music of Black Rose ranges from Fiji's traditional meke vocals mixed with modern dance music,...
Lucky Dube is one of reggae music's best-selling artists and most outspoken performers....
Madagascan Music is some of the most tunefully exuberant to be...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/Reggae   (307 words)

 Reggae Music - Reggae Shows - Colorado - Jamaica, The Reggae Movement
The seven-member group (from Ithaca, NY and Boston) has developed a strong reputation for it's originality and superb, energetic live show during its ten-year career.
The trademark JBB sound evolved out of the early 90's rock and reggae outfit Tribulations, and developed into a 21st century band founded on torque heavy drum and bass, four part vocal harmony, and a horn section.
8.16 Studio One reggae reissues continue to flow
www.reggaemovement.com   (207 words)

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