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Reggae Dance Party, Vol.

2 Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Rebound's Reggae Dance Party II may play a little fast and loose with the term "reggae" -- Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," Billy Ocean's "When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going" and especially Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot" and Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy" are nowhere near reggae -- but it nevertheless is a very entertaining record that's perfect for a party, thanks to such songs as Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" and "You Can Get it If You Really Want," Toots & the Maytals' "Pressure Drop," Black Uhuru's "Chill Out," Peter Tosh's "Get Up Stand Up," Johnny Nash's "Stir It Up," Third World's "Now That We Found Love" and Steel Pulse's "Reggae Fever."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream

You Can Get It If You Really Want

Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff 02:49 Amazon

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

Culture Club

Culture Club 04:23 Amazon

Pressure Drop

Toots Hibbert

Toots & the Maytals 02:55 Amazon

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

Wayne Brathwaite / Barry J. Eastmond / Robert John "Mutt" Lange / Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean 04:11 Amazon

Chill Out

Sly Dunbar / Michael Rose / Robbie Shakespeare / Derrick "Duckie" Simpson

Black Uhuru 04:57 Amazon

Hot Hot Hot

Alphonsus Cassell

Buster Poindexter 04:10 Amazon

Get Up, Stand Up

Bob Marley / Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh 03:34 Amazon

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin 04:52 Amazon

The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff 03:10 Amazon

Stir It Up

Bob Marley

Johnny Nash 03:04 Amazon

Now That We Found Love

Kenny Gamble / Leon Huff

Third World 03:58 Amazon

Reggae Fever

David Hinds

Steel Pulse 03:25 Amazon
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Reggae Dance Party, Vol.

2 Album Information

Release Date
October 6, 1995


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Album Moods

Celebratory Energetic Fun Sweet Amiable/Good-Natured Boisterous Lively

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More fiyah!! J. PERIOD rips this dancehall collection with some of reggae's hottest riddims, classic dancehall favorites and exclusive J.Period dancehall/hip hop remixes. Hotness from Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Vybz Kartell, Mr. Vegas, Sizzla and T.O.K., plus classic reggae hits from Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Chaka Demus, Cutty Ranks and more. Also look out for J.PERIOD's earlier Soundclash: Dancehall Heat (Vol. 1).

Track Listing

1. J.Period - Move Intro
2. Lexxus / Wayne Wonder - Anything Goes
3. Lexxus - You Bring It
4. Tanto Metro / Devonte - Give it to Me
5. Sean Paul / Cecile - Can You Do the Work
6. Beenie Man - Bad Man Chi Chi
7. Shabba - Give Dem di Shabba
8. Capleton - Badness
9. TOK - Gal You Lead
10. TOK f. Snoop Dogg - Gal You Lead (J.Period Remix)
11. TOK - She’s Hot
12. Shaggy / Sean Paul - Hey Sexy Lady
13. Sean Paul / Vegas / DMX - Top Shotter
(J.Period Dubplate)
14. Bounty Killer, Wayne Marshall, Farenheit - Struggle
15. Lukie D - Roll Out
16. Vybz Kartell & Wayne Marshall - New Millenium
17. Millenium 2 (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
18. Millenium 3 (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
19. Beenie Man - Row Like a Boat (J.Period Remix)
20. Sean Paul - Grindin (Remix)
21. Beenie Man / Ms. Thing - Dude
22. Beenie Man - Dude (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
23. Tony Touch / Sean Paul - Ay Ay Ay (Remix)
24. J.Period - Fat Joe / Puerto Rico Interlude
25. Notch - Ay Que Bueno (Reggaeton Remix)
26. Sasha - Dat Sexy Body
27. Tanto Metro / Devonte - Say Woee
28. Mr. Vegas - Jack It Up
29. Sean Paul - Deport Them
30. Sean Paul - Like Glue (Give Dem a Run)
31. Notch - Nuttin Nuh Go So
32. Lil Jon f. Elephant Man - Get Low (Remix)
33. Lil Jon Interlude
34. Lil Jon f. Elephant Man - The Workout (Exclusive)
35. Lil Jon f. Usher / Ludacris - Yeah (J.Period Remix)
36. Elephant Man - Elephant Message (J.Period Remix)
37. Elephant Man - Elephant Message
38. TOK - Galang Gal
39. Get Busy / Egyptian Dance Interlude
40. Vybz Kartell - Sweet to the Belly
41. Kelis - Milkshake (Remix)
42. Elephant Man / Twista - Jook Gal
43. Nina Sky - Move Your Body
44. Mr. Vegas - Pull Up
45. Mr. Vegas – Tamale (J.Period Dubplate)
46. Lauryn Hill - Kill a Sound Boy Interlude (J.Period Exclusive)
47. Smif’n’Wessun - Sound Bwoie Buriell
48. Bounty Killer - Look Into My Eyes
49. Sean Paul - Shake That Thing
50. Wayne Wonder / Fat Joe - Enemies (Remix)
51. Buju Banton – Paid Not Played
52. Buju Banton / Biggie Smalls – Paid Not Played (Remix)
53. Ghostface - No No No
54. Foxy Brown - Oh Yeah
55. Shyne / Barringotn Levy - Bad Boys
56. Shabba Ranks – Big Body Gal
57. Deborah - Champion Lover
58. Snoop Dogg – Roll a Philly (J.Period Remix)
59. Mr. Vegas - The Chronic (Exclusive)
60. Sizzla - Solid As a Rock (Remix)
61. Busta - Never Scared (Remix)

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The origins of reggae music have a wide range of influences. African drums, American rhythm, jazz and blues, it all mixes. Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae and people around the world want to learn how to dance reggae. The steps below will help dancers stick to the rhythm and learn what to do even when the rhythm is off.


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    Get ready to dance even if a reggae song is playing that you have never heard before. The second half of each beat follows the "off" beat, and the bassline contrasts with the smooth rhythm that is generated through jazz, bongo or African drums. Other instruments that create rhythm in reggae can be electric guitar, drums, woodwinds, brass, bass, and keyboards.

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    Express your individuality through movement. The reggae style originated in the Caribbean region, but since the Africans left this territory, the struggle of race, gender and class was expressed through body movements. Social ideas can be unique from person to person and thus dance is an individualized representation of each person.

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    Know the different eras of reggae. Each of the four eras has a different sound that should be distinguished. Therefore, one should understand what to expect when reggae music of a certain era starts playing. The most popular form of reggae now is "dancehall", which overtook other forms in the 1983 year.

    • Ska was a popular form of reggae from 1960 to 1966. Right after ska in 1966, the rock trend took hold and remained popular until 1968. The following year (1969), people enjoyed early reggae, and then later, until they were replaced by the popular "dancehall" in 1983.
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    Enjoy reggae regardless of your nationality. Lyrics and music tend to express a Jamaican perspective on politics, economics and social issues, but the dance audience is not limited to Jamaica. Both Jamaicans and foreigners are considered a reggae audience if listeners and dancers are interested in discussing reggae and Jamaican music.

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    Discuss political, economic and social issues through dance. The performance of man has been danced throughout history. Reggae is a contemporary sound that incorporates traditional movements that symbolize dance and contemporary issues that expresses individual attitudes and beliefs.

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    Go to the dance floor. In reggae, the dance floor is a public space. Although it is very important to be able to express yourself, remember that others are also looking at you. Move, listen and learn to improve your understanding of reggae style and dance moves.

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    Shake your ass! It's easy to move your arms, legs, head and chest, but the back is just as important for communication. These movements of the back of the body are known as "Betty movements", through which African women reflected their attitude towards despotic classes and their formulations.

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    Move with a readim. Derived from the English word 'rhythm', reedim is an essential ingredient in reggae music and reggae dance training. This steady beat produces a danceable discussion of life.


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The origins of reggae music have a wide range of influences. African drums, American rhythm, jazz and blues, it all mixes. Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae and people around the world want to learn how to dance reggae. The steps below will help dancers stick to the rhythm and learn what to do even when the rhythm is off.

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Encyclopedia of dance: Ragga (ragga)

Light unobtrusive music, rastamans, dreadlocks, colorful clothes and bandanas, peacefulness, marijuana - a rastaman culture that originated in Jamaica, and which gave birth to the same carefree and sunny dance.

Dance features

Reggae dance (as well as music) is one of the most popular culture that appeared on the island of serenity as a result of the fusion of two other Jamaican melodies: Ska and Rock Steady.

Ragga dance is a very specific direction of dance art, which arose thanks to a Frenchwoman named Ler Courtelmont. This is a kind of symbiosis of Jamaican and Antillean rhythms, also diluted with hip-hop. In fact, the ragga dance would not have arisen if it had not been preceded by the emergence of the musical direction of reggae. Somewhat later, the Dance hall dance style appeared, which can be described as more dynamic and faster.

Ragga is to some extent the embodiment of this trend. The dance direction is quite rhythmic and "live", thanks to which it has won a lot of fans. When performing a ragga style dance, special attention is paid to the shaking process: the dancers try to shake their hips and chest.


The music and dance that later became known as "reggae dance" began to take shape in the 1960s in Jamaica. The upbeat and sunny type of music was heavily influenced by New Orleans R&B.

Recording studios have played quite an important role in the history of reggae dance. Chris Blackwell founded Island Records in 1960 and then moved to England where he promoted reggae ideas in the United Kingdom. Island Records, merging with Trojan Records at 1968, continued to promote reggae to the masses until 1974, when the label was bought out.

Reggae music and dance gained worldwide fame thanks to the now cult personality - Bob Marley. In 1963, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston formed The Wailers, who originally sang in the Ska style. Gradually they added Rock Steady to their repertoire. As a result, the reggae style was born in their repertoire, and the group itself was renamed Bob Marley & The Wailers.

It is noteworthy that the creator of this style, Frenchwoman Ler Courtelmont, came up with the basic concept of the dance in order to allow a woman to realize herself. The idea of ​​a woman was that the fair sex would show her individuality precisely with the help of body movements. The dance steps are not only graceful and attractive, but also accessible for implementation. Over the years, the dance has developed, the movements have been replenished, varied and improved. Even later, representatives of the stronger sex began to dance in this direction. These days, men are not shy about dancing ragga, and some are even better at it than women. It is possible that in some years ragga will be replenished with new movements.

After the development of the dance began, men became interested in it. They were attracted by high physical activity, speed of execution and dynamism.

Dance music

They dance reggae to the music of the same name. Reggae can be easily recognized by its tempo, which is slower than ska and steady rock. The rhythms of reggae are broken, the time signature of the dance and music is 4/4, with an emphasis on the second and fourth beats. The music that accompanies the dance primarily uses drums and other types of percussion, basses and guitars, keyboards and - of course, vocals.

Dancing reggae is easy. As one Caribbean dance professional said, we turn on Bob Marley, are in a good mood and begin to twirl all parts of the body that we can.

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