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    Johnny Clarke, Big Youth, Prince Far I are all well worth checking out if you don't know their stuff already. Examples:





    (couldn't embed the Johnny Clarke video as my limit is apparently 2)
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    There is a great compilation of British Reggae called "Don't Call Us Immigrants." Some more obscure stuff from Jamaica on "Children of Jah." Both are somewhat rare/out-of-print, but _well_ worth the time invested searching if you find them. Trojan has an incredible number of box sets, but if you like (as the OP mentioned) "that edgy/'out-of-tune'/distorted" sound, you'll want to pick-up their "Producers" set and check-out Niney the Observer. Or, just about anything pre-1989 from Lee "Scratch" Perry (his more current material is not usually worth the dollar-bin price you will pay for it). "African Herbsman," the compilation of Perry-produced Wailers material, is particularly good at showcasing the talents of Bob, Peter, and Bunny, along with that of the eccentric and one-and-only Perry...
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    Another one for those interested in the roots of Roots Reggae-- Get a compilation CD called "First Class Rock Steady." Rock Steady was an intermediate form that evolved from Ska music, and is basically Reggae without the Rasta/social/political content. Although there are artists like Desmond Dekker and Honey Boy Martin who seemed to pre-figure some of that material with songs like "The Israelites" and "Dreader than Dread." Definitely worth a listen.
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    Check The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. This is the roots of the roots as one would say. A bunch of seniors from Jamaica. Their concerts were... mystic.

    Also you can set your eyes on New Zealand. Fat Freddy's Drop in particular. They might add some other flavours but most of what they do is simply amazing.

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