Most people define dancehall as a genre that stemmed from Reggae. Others contend that Reggae music is the genre, but dancehall is a place or a culture.
In this ongoing debate, we analyze these points of view and list the pros and cons of each. Within that context, we uncovered issues that affect the perception of the music as an art-form and its viability as a business.
This is a dedication to all reggae lovers and we invite you to share your opinion in the comments. Join the conversation and share based on your own personal interaction with reggae.
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The Answer Riddim is a reggae instrumental produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd.
Answer Riddim Mix, Episode 64 of the Reggae Lover Podcast by Highlanda Sound
Slim Smith & The Uniques recorded the tune “I’ll Never Let You Go” at Studio One studios in 1967. Selectors, deejays and backing bands have enjoyed playing the instrumental ever since.
Also known as the Never Let Go, this riddim has been remade many times during the past decades. A staple in dancehall music, songs on the Answer riddim still get spun nightly by many DJs and Sound Systems.
- Sister Nancy – Transport Connection
- Philip Frazer – Never Let Go
- Al Campbell – Turn Me Loose
- Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica Jamaica
- Supercat – History
- Johnny Osborne – Keep On Moving
- Slim Smith – Never Let Go
- The Answer – Lone Ranger
- Marca Griffiths – I Shall Sing
- Buju Banton – No Respect
- Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin Belly
- Macka B – Never Played A 45
- Warrior King – Melody (Tell Me How Me Sound)
- Tarrus Riley – Protect Your Neck
- Sugar Minott – Feel The Rydim
- Sanchez – Take Your Time
- Anthony Malvo ft. General Degree – Comforter
- Sizzla – In My Thoughts
- Beenie Man – Fassy Try To Dis (Too Bad Mind)
- Edley Shines – Lead Out (dub plate)
- Anthony B – Global Awareness
- Junior Kelly – Ghetto Region
- Half Pint – She’s Fever
- Marcia Griffiths – Cry No More
- Sanchez – Groove Me
- Pinchers – Lift It Up Again
- Supercat – Vineyard Party
- Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley and Buju Banton – Traffic Jam
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