music The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Originating in Jamaica in the late 1960s, reggae music has been a powerful vehicle to teach, uplift, and inspire people - especially those from poor neighborhoods in Jamaica. Reggae's influence reaches much further than that, though - many of the best reggae artists are known all over the world are some of the greatest musicians of all time. Though some may consider reggae Jamaican dance music, it is actually a genre influenced by mento and calypso music as well as ska, rocksteady, American jazz and R&B. The offbeat rhythms, staccato chords and a heavy bass sound have come to define the sound associated with reggae bands. Over time, reggae music has come to have both fun and relaxed songs, and serious political music as well. No matter what side of the fence you are on, famous reggae artists have turned their music into an international movement.

So, what are the best reggae artists? Any list of reggae bands has to include the likes of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Toots & the Maytals, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Damian Marley. These reggae singers are among the most recognizable in the genre and with good reason. These reggae artists have some of the biggest and most famous reggae songs of all time. Without these reggae artists, it's unlikely that the genre wouldn't have the strong, devoted following that it has today. 

That said, it's up to you to determine who is the best reggae artist. If you're familiar with the top reggae artists, then feel free to cast your vote. If you think that someone is missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best reggae bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest reggae musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular reggae bands that you might've heard of.
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Michael Rose is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Michael Rose Reggae

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King Tubby is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
King Tubby Reggae, Dub

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Junior Reid is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Junior Reid Dancehall, Reggae Reggae fusion

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Lucky Dube is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Lucky Dube Reggae, Mbaqanga

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Sly Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Sly Dunbar Reggae

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Half Pint is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Half Pint Ragga, Dancehall Reggae

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Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Super Cat Dancehall, Reggae Reggae fusion

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Pato Banton & The Reggae Revol... is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Capleton is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Capleton Dancehall, Reggae Roots reggae

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Augustus Pablo is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Augustus Pablo Reggae, Roots reggae Dub

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Katchafire is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Katchafire Reggae

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Horace Andy is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Horace Andy Trip hop, Reggae

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U Roy is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
U Roy Dancehall, Reggae Dub

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Alton Ellis is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Alton Ellis Ska, Reggae Rocksteady

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The Black Seeds is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
The Black Seeds Ska, Rock music Reggae

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Wailers Band is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Wailers Band Reggae

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Garnett Silk is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Garnett Silk Dancehall, Reggae

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Tanya Stephens is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Tanya Stephens Dancehall, Reggae

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Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Slightly Stoopid Ska punk, Rock music Folk music

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Ranking Joe is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ranking Joe Reggae

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Derrick Morgan is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Derrick Morgan Blue Beat, Ska Reggae

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Dawn Penn is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Dawn Penn Dancehall, Reggae Rocksteady

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Jah Cure is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Jah Cure Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall Reggae

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Protoje is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Protoje Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Ky-Mani Marley is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ky-Mani Marley Hip hop music, Dancehall Reggae

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John Holt is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
John Holt Reggae

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Dr. Alimantado is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Beres Hammond is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Beres Hammond Reggae

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Mikey Dread is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Mikey Dread Reggae, Dub

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Tiken Jah Fakoly is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Rebelution is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Rebelution Traditional music, Folk music Reggae

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Red Rat is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Marcia Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Marcia Griffiths Reggae, Roots reggae

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Gondwana is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Gondwana Reggae

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Prince Buster is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Prince Buster Blue Beat, Ska Reggae

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Chronixx is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Sean Paul Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Elephant Man Dirty rap, Dancehall Pop music

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Ijahman Levi is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ijahman Levi Reggae

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Gyptian is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Gyptian Dancehall, Reggae Rhythm and blues

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Eddy Grant is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Eddy Grant 2 Tone, Rock music Reggae

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Spragga Benz is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Spragga Benz Dancehall, Reggae

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Eric Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Ooklah The Moc is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ooklah The Moc Roots reggae

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Mr. Vegas is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Mr. Vegas Dancehall, Reggae Soca music

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Iration is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Iration Rock music, Reggae Dub

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Mad Professor is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Mad Professor Oldschool jungle, Reggae Dub

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Tenor Saw is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Tenor Saw Dancehall, Reggae

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General Levy is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
General Levy Ragga, Reggae