These 13 timeless Reggae/Ska classics were all recorded on Orange Street. Orange Street, also known as ‘beat street’, was the birthplace of many reggae, ska and rocksteady artists, as well as the area where these genres were championed – especially in the 1960s and 70s.
If you are a true reggae fans and any of these classics are missing from your collection, you may want to add them.
1. Israelites – Desmond Dekker and The Aces
The first reggae song to reach number one in the UK, in 1969 (and number nine in the US), still sounds as uplifting as the day it was recorded.
2. One Cup of Coffee – Bob Marley
Recorded in 1962 when Marley was just 17, this was released under the pseudonym Bobby Martel, before he, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer formed The Wailers.
3. The Liquidator – Harry J Allstars
This classic instrumental, recorded…
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