So, reggae isn't just "good vibes" and marijuana--it is a potent magic for challenging political structures that should have long ago crumbled. It's the conscience of the masses, the downtrodden, the poor, the oppressed and the enslaved. It reminds us to be vigilant of those who would spread oppression through racism, religious fundamentalism and economic tyranny. Bob Marley is such a cherished potion in my musical drug cabinet that he's not just my favorite musician--he's doesn't even make my "Top 10" list. He is in a class of his own that will always trump the top 10 list of musicians/bands.
So, needless to say, I am pretty picky about my reggae and I don't recommend just any artists because there are a lot of pretenders out there. However, one band, "Tribal Seeds" has so far blown me away that I'm actually willing to discuss them in a same sentence as His Majesty Bob Marley. They aren't as good as Bob and the Wailers but they are the best new reggae band I've heard in years. So, perhaps in time they will join Bob in the Holiest of Holies of reggae legends. They are worth a listen. Check out their song, "Dawn of Time" "Vampire" and "The Garden" to get a good feel for them. If you like those tunes then you might be interested in a mix list I put together of what I think are their best jams:
(1) Dawn of Time (2) The Garden (3) Mad Man (4) Beautiful Mysterious (5) Lost Paradise (6) Come Around featuring Whiteboy John (7) Vampire (8) Love Psalm (9) Creator (10) Rasta Refuse It (11) 144,000
**By the way, "The Garden" has great lyrics for Marijuana Patriots who support a reasonable, legal access to a natural drug with less side effects than most drugs sold on t.v.
~The Green Man has Spoken~