Music, Bands, and Record Labels


Music Sites

Ska Au Go-Go: Great site with live pictures, great radio show, and all sorts of fun things
Jamaican Fire: Good, informative site with a nice David Hillyard article/interview
Dance Crasher: Great site featuring many old newspaper clippings about reggae from the 60's and 70's
Pounding the Pavement: A site about a zine. It looks to be a great zine with interviews with top people in ska/reggae.
Jammin Reggae Archives: Pretty much anything you want to know about reggae
Dub Me Crazy: A page about dub production techniques
The Story of Jamaican Music: From ska to ragga, it's all there
Rudies All Around: A site featuring profiles of all the young rude boys and girls these days
Jammin Reggae Archives: For those who wonder what Jamaicans are talking about
Ska @ About.com: Great site featuring many interesting articles and interviews that concern the ska/reggae fans.
Reggae Riddims: Excellent site to check out which rhythms are used on ehich records. Very informative.
D U B S E L E C T O R: create your own dub here
Fire Corner: Great online reggae zine
Reggae @ Darker Than Blue: Chck the reggae section of this hip-hop/soul/R&B site
Rude Gal: Excellent Dancehall Page
Version Therapy: Article written by Steve Barrow about the history of 'version'
REGGAE NEWS : The UK's leading Reggae Website
Small Axe: legendary Reggae zine
Waterhouse, Kingston 11: Check the history of this musically rich home of King Tubby, and many many other classic reggae artists

Bands/Artists

U - Roy: The Originator's webpage
In The Light: A site all about Horace Andy
The Soulsteppers: Modern Skinhead Reggae
Little Splinters: Anything and everything you ever wnated to know about one of the coolest musicians ever...Paul Weller
Rocker T: Go here to learn all about reggae/dancehall sing-jay Rocker T
King Django: singer for Skinnerbox, Stubborn All-Stars, and more
Bob Andy: One of the greatest singer/songwriters ever
OTIS REDDING TRIBUTE SITE: Who dosent love Otis???
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Smokey is a soul genius
Tribute to Marvin Gaye: ...and boy does he deserve it.
Steady Ups: Great rocksteady - reggae sounds
Jackie Mittoo: Legendary Studio One organist
Augustus Pablo: Discography, articles and Interviews from one of the greatest ever in roots reggae
The Skatalites: The originators of the ska sound
David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7: Official site for this great instrumental ska/rocksteady/reggae band
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Great site withe pics, discography, biography and more
King Tubby: A tribute to the Dub Master
Tribute to King Tubby: All about one of the best dub artists ever
The Slackers: The best ska band out today
Pat Kelly: plus much more
Prince Buster: The only site i found about him.
The Debonaires: Traditional ska, rock steady, reggae from I.E., Cali.
Vic Rice: Site for the bass master in ska. Former Scofflaws member and current Stubborn All-Stars and NYSJE member.
Hepcat: One of the best in the modern ska scene
The Bluebeats: NYC Rocksteady band
Laurel Aitken: Official home for the Godfather of ska
The Rhythm Doctors: The Reggae Boss Sounds
The Vessels: New reggae band based in southern California. Check them out if you get the chance
Irie Beats: Excellent guitars. Heavy Rockers style reggae from Southern California
Chris Murray: Formerly known as Venice Shoreline Chris, check out this excellent one man ska band...
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Amazing Dub sounds by one Ryan Moore. Check him out!
Capleton: One of the best voices on the modern Dancehall scene
Adrian Sherwood: The dubmaster of the On-U Sound label
Mikey Dread: Its the Dread at the Controls
Horsemouth Wallace: Legendary drummer of JA reggae in the 70s. Star of the movie Rockers.
The Dubroom : Visit the lab of the Messian Dread. Top internet Dub

Record Labels

Trojan Records: One of the best for early/skinhead reggae.
Pama Records: The only label that gave Trojan any competition in the reggae industry of the late 60s, early 70s.
Blood and Fire: One of the best labels out that is reissuing roots reggae and dub. Lots of King Tubby albums and Bunny Lee records.
Heartbeat Records: Label for most Studio One ska/reggae reissues as well as much roots stuff plus so much more non-Studio One.
Stubborn Records: Home of Django, Skinnerbox, Stubborn All-Stars and more. One of the best in modern ska.
Hellcat Records: Site for the label thats home to The Slackers, Hepcat, Dave Hillyards and the Rocksteady 7 and many others.
Steady Beat Recordings: One of the first labels to specialise in traditional ska and reggae. Home for Irie beats, Allentons and much more
GreenSleeves: Roots Reggae and Dancehall from Jacob Miller to Augustus Pablo to Chakademus and Pliers
Jump Up! Records: This company gets better since they been working on motr traditional ska and putting out Dr. Ring Ding stuff and norther soul and everything
Jump Start Records: Home of Northern Californias dub scientist, Dr. Echo, as well as the Version City Dub Clashand the excellent Midnight Radio Volume 2 compilation
Riversidal Syndicate Records: IE, California based ska/reggae label. Check the Debonaires and Primo Sonic albums.
RAS Records: Crucial roots and dancehall recordings
Pressure Sounds: One of the best reggae reissue labels around
One-U Sound: Home of Dub Syndicate, New Age Steppers, Creation Rebel and many more.
VP Records: Some of the finest of todays Dancehall
Soul Jazz Records: Reissuers of some of the finest Studio One sounds and more
Jah Warrior: New classic roots from the Jah Warrior stable. Peter Broggs, Prince Allah and many many more. Plus some heavy dub.

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