60′ Dancehall Reggae

Dancehall Reggae was a genre developed mainly in the 60’s and largely falling apart in the 70’s. The 80’s saw a bit of a revival, but nothing too big to make a fuss of. A lot of Dancehall Reggae, especially in it’s heydey, is also classified as Skinhead Reggae from most of the main following being working class factory employees. Which eventually led to the skinhead culture and all the great history and nuances that accompany it. Which spawned decades of music, fashion, and overall culture. When you hear the term “Spirit of ’69″…it’s reffering to this. There’s really nothing to make your day better than to listen to these songs, and the best thing is that for the most part…discovering new things is virtually endless.

. Some of the top names being Desmond Dekker, Laurel Atkins, Symarip, and countless others over the years. Labels such as the popular Trojan Records put out an astounding amount of incredible music as well as other labels. There’s a hell of a lot more to say on the subject plus a lot of sub genres depending on certain aspects, but this is kind of a run of the mill synopsis. Featured are two of my very favorites. The first above being Pat Kelly’s At The Dark End Of The Street and the second below being Lloyd Charmer’s Death A Come. Enjoy!

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5 Responses to 60′ Dancehall Reggae

  1. Kenneth Tangnes says:


    Great stuff you’ve got on your blog here! Been following a couple of months. Going through your archives and loving all of it. Keep on keeping on!

    Here’s two Susan Cadogan faves:

    Kind Regards

    Kenneth T

  2. drinkinanddronin says:

    Thanks very much! Glad you’re enjoying the archives as well. Trying my best to keep it up to snuff.

    Btw, those two songs are incredible. Thanks for the tip.

  3. mightycrown says:

    that’s not dancehall, that’s ska

    that’s dancehall

  4. drinkinanddronin says:

    I think you’re confusing classic dancehall reggae before the move into more modern “Dancehall”…totally different. I was going to explain that, but I figured it wouldn’t get asked.

  5. mightycrown says:

    I really enjoy the blog!

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