Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Gimialight » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:12 pm

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:37 am

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ekki » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:16 pm

ian wrote:There were plenty of sad and hopeless tunes back in the rocksteady years too... :(

Derrick Harriott - The Loser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiX_ZW50gA

Barrington Spence - Contemplating Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qddgRQUr7ac

Alva Lewis - Suicide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FJJf0FoWcI

And plenty by Slim Smith of course, this being one of my favourites where he has been mistreated, abused and accused and just needs to ease his troubled mind... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t1Zs4eUor4


Top selection, Sir Ian!

I recommend Bandulu by Cornell Campbell in the disco mix with Hard Times by Ranking Dread as issued on BAF030.
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:31 am

Ekki wrote:I recommend Bandulu by Cornell Campbell in the disco mix with Hard Times by Ranking Dread as issued on BAF030.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seErM_TOZgA
At 29:39

Saxon clash with Third World in New York back in the 80's. It was when Papa Levi offered to teach Ranking Toyan how to DJ propery! Third World plays a killer Tenor Saw dubplate which was a cut to the Bandulu vocal "Hang down your head oh Saxon, hang down your head and cry. Hang down your head oh Saxon, for tonight your going to die." Would be enough to kill most sounds but Levi simply dismissed it saying he didn't know where Third World got these artists from, they were rushed into the studio so fast, they didn't even have breakfast!
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Zionist » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:53 am

It's instrumental but a lot of Augustus Pablo's stuff is very mournful sounding, like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXvU1ce ... 5A6E50DCA8

Junior Brown - What a Disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQRwpCA ... fNFmJXtcVg

Al Campbell - Gone Down the Drain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN3gP4P ... fNFmJXtcVg

Twinkle Brothers - I Love You So

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR157X9eyN0
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:15 am

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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue May 02, 2017 5:36 am

Anything by Martin Campbell!
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Re: Reggae songs that convey a message of hopelessness

Postby Well Charge » Thu May 04, 2017 6:28 pm

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