One of the first truly international music styles, Reggae has its origins in the Ska and Rocksteady studios of Kingston, Jamaica. Some of the first Reggae studios (Black Ark) later went on to create new genres, including Dub, Ragga, and even the prototype for American Hip Hop. The most famous proponents of Reggae are the Marley family (Bob and Ziggy), whose bands toured the world and produced some of the best selling singles and albums of all time. The first producer of Bob Marley and the Wailers was Lee "Scratch" Perry, legendary father of Dub (originally meaning the B-side of a record, with drum breaks and dropouts for MCs to shout out over).
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Releases from Half Pint, The Abyssinians, and Lee Perry.
Blood and Fire
Influential UK reggae label.
Easy Star Records
Original live reggae from New York featuring newcomers and legends.
Jah Scout Records
Conscious reggae music featuring Norris Man, Anthony B, Paul Elliott, and Cecile.
British Reggae and Soca label. Artists include Judy Boucher, Jia, and Spraggie. Catalog, audio clips, and links.
Dave Kelly's record label site. Producer of Joyride, Bug, Pepperseed, and Bogle rhythms, this is the official site of dancehall reggae artists Baby Cham, Wayne Wonder, Frisco Kid, and Mr. Easy.
United Kingdom Reggae label. Artists include Papa Levi, Lesley Lyrix, Daddy Rusty, Ultimate Simmey Ranks, and Tippa Irie. Tour dates, sound samples, artist biographies, catalog, and links.
Label featuring releases by King Tubby, Skatalites, and Captain Patrick.
Famous British reggae/dub label run by genius producer Adrian Sherwood.
Netherlands-based music label, with online catalogue, artist pages, news, studio details and general company information.
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