Non RHH: Regarding different Genre's of Music?

I'm trying to expand my music collection, about 90% of the CD's I have are Hip Hop, the rest are Reggae and Punk, just Bob, Damian, and Bad Brains, I'm gonna try and begin listening to more reggae, Jazz, Classical, and punk.

So recommend me your favorite artist and album from these genres (Reggae, Jazz, and Classical)

RHH: Favorite Atmosphere LP?

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  • Cap
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    For Jazz (I have 100's of jazz tracks but few albums.)

    Check out anything by

    Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

    Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool

    Charlie Parker - I have more live sets than albums....

    Artie Shaw - Anything with his big band

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Louis Armstrong

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Charlie Christian

    Benny Goodman - He didn't write a lot of original material, So you might have heard his songs elsewhere.

    Billie Holliday - Especially the track "Strange Fruit" - Lady In Satin

    Some of the artists i mentioned are technically BeBop which isn't as straight laced as jazz but all are worth a look.

    Punk..(I ain't really got that much and i don't listen to enough to discover unsigned/obscure punk bands)

    The Ramones (I wanna live is a good track)

    The Misfits (Die! Die! my darling is my favourite punk song)

    The Clash (You probably have the record "London Burning")

    Bad Religion

    Joy Division

    Reggae -

    Bunny Wailer - Blackheart man

    Steel Pulse - True Democracy

    Various Artists - Rockers Soundtrack

    Various Artists - The Harder They Come Soundtrack

    Bob Marley - Exodus

    Bob Marley - Kaya

    Peter Tosh - Legalize It

    Gregory Isaacs - The Best of Gregory Isaacs, Vol. 1-2

    Desmond Dekker - Rockin' Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker

    Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    King Tubby and Augustus Pablo - Inna Fire House

    U-Roy - You Ace From Space

    Burning Spear - Creation Rebel

    Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey

    The Upsetters - Return of Django

    The Upsetters - Super Ape

    The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon: The Best of the Melodians 1967-1973

    The Congos - Heart of the Congos

    The Abyssinians - Satta Massangana

    Twilight Circus Dub Sound System - Horsie

    Various Artists - Towering Dub Inferno

    Classical - The usual suspects...Beethoven(Moonlight Sonata),Mozart,Rachmaninoff(Prelude in C# Minor is one of my favourite recordings period),Chopin(Waltzes) waltzes),Schubert,Bach,Haydn,Pachiebel,Wagner,Stravinsky,Mahler,VivaldiTchaikovsky


    You should blogspot search a lot of these, There are some dope blogs for this kinda music.

    RHH: Not an Atmosphere LP but Murs And Slug - Felt 2 is all i've been listening to over the weekend.

  • 4 years ago

    Okay, picking 10 songs across all genres is impossible enough, so to try to actually put these in an order would be ridiculous. Robert Johnson - Crossroads Don Mclean - American Pie Bob Marley - One Love Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone Marvin Gaye - What's Going On John Lennon - Imagine "House of the Rising Sun" (unknown original artist) Michael Jackson - Thriller Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message

  • 1 decade ago

    May I also suggest looking into the songs hip hop artist sample in their songs? You will find countless gems (especially if you listen to jazz-inspired hip hop). That's how I found alot of artists.

    Reggae: Barrington Levy, Gregory Isaacs, Cutty Ranks, Shabba Ranks, Inner Circle, Beenie Man

    Jazz: Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Vince Guaraldi (the same guy that composed "A Charlie Brown Christmas"), Miles Davis, Charles Mingus

    Not too much into classical.

    Punk: I'm a big fan of The Ramones

    RHH: Not familiar with Atmosphere's music.

  • KAHN
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


    Burning Spear

    Bob Marley

    Black Uhuru


    "Marcus Garvey" by Burning Spear

    "Natty Dread" by Bob Marley

    "Red" by Black Uhuru


    Kenny Dorham

    John Coltrane

    Miles Davis


    "Una Mas" by Kenny Dorham

    "Blue Train" by John Coltrane

    "Bitches Brew" by Miles Davis


    Richard Wagner

    Gustav Mahler

    Johann Strauss II


    "Blue Danube" by John Strauss II

    "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner

    "Kindertotenlieder" by Gustav Mahler

    (everyone has heard these though)

    RHH: I like the Lucy Ford EPs, but they're not LPs, so howbout God Loves Ugly

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  • 1 decade ago

    Reggae: Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston

    Jazz: Sun Ra - Atlantis

    Classical: Vladimir Ashkenazy - Chopin: Favorite Piano Works

    RHH: God Loves Ugly

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you like jazz and hip hop checkout Guru's Jazzamtaz Albums. I think there are 4 of them its him rapping over live jazz. As far as Reggae I you can't go wrong with Peter Tosh

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    definetly get into the Miles Davis Quintet. they released 4 live albums in 1956

    Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

    Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

    Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

    Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

    good stuff. John Coltrane plays Tenor Sax for this group. I have "Cookin" and i got "Kind of Blue (1959)" by Miles as well. "Blue Train" and "Giant Steps" are good from JC.

    other real jazz- check Sonny Rollins (my favorite)

    smooth jazz- Spyro Gyra or Earth Wind and Fire

    for good music, i usually just hit up my local library. they have all kinds of cd's there, all 4 free.

    Cake is cool band. i guess they're classified as Alternative, but they're pretty funky for a rock/bluegrass band.

    good song- Average White Band- Pick up The Pieces

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  • 1 decade ago

    Reggae: Gregory Issacs...just about all of them

    Jazz: Ronny Jordan-The Antidote

    Classical: I like all of Ravel's compositions.

    Atmosphere-Don't have a fave....just stating to get into.

  • 1 decade ago

    Wailing Souls is good reggae

  • 1 decade ago

    SoulJah Boy - Crank Dat

    Am I The NExt Trina?!

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