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!