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I love reggae for my wedding

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#1 JayBee

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    Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:01 PM

    I almost wanted to change our wedding location from Hawaii to Jamaica because reggae is so awesome for a beach wedding! I'm just glad we have so many special tracks, and I'm not just talking about Bob, Bunny, or Peter Tosh. I gotta admit that most of our reggae is from the 60's and 70's (and 80's) but I could not throw a party w/out the sounds of Augustus Pablo, the Heptones, or Toots and the Maytals. I don't care where you're getting married, reggae is a must for any tropical beach locale.

    Music is the second most important wedding item to me (actual marriage certificate being the first). I just want to say that having customized our entire playlist has been essential. There is no way I could have left this up to a DJ, and if I had I still would've furnished at least and hour's worth of music. I have to also say that we have crafted our sound track with the help of requests from guests and friends, and also a very awesome and rare reggae collection. I'm still playing a lot of classics from Al Green, Otis Redding, MJ and others, but I've found a reggae version of almost every great wedding hit (except Elvis) that rivals the original, even some Beatles tunes...

    Anyway, throw some kickass reggae on your playlist, or make sure your DJ or Band play some! I swear there's nothing more tropical & romantic. If you need or have suggestions, post and I'll happily help you out! Heck, I've got enough tracks for three weddings!!!

    #2 hockeymom97

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      Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:07 PM

      I'd love to hear some suggestions!! It sounds like you definitely know your reggae, lol. Our playlist is not going to be your "standard" wedding songs - for starters our first dance is going to be "Hard to Concentrate" by the Chili Peppers :) and I'd definitely love to add some more reggae to our playlist, especially since we will be getting married in Jamaica! I'm looking for some sweet reggae love songs - what would you recommend?
      Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

      #3 JayBee

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        Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:19 PM

        First off, u have to get yourself some Augustus Pablo. He's famous for the melodica, and collaborated on numerous tracks with awesome artists. Our song is called "Baby I love you so" by Johnny Miller fet. Augustus Pablo- it will make you melt to the floor! Also If you have any inclination for disco, search Itunes for songs like Ring my Bell or Love Hangover and check out the reggae versions! You'll definitely want to dance to those. Also Shinehead's version of Billy Jean rocks... Fever by Junior Byles will make u forget all about Peggy Lee... granted, these are some sexy tracks... I'm in that kind of mood right now, LOL! speaking of which, There are some awesome Bob Marley tracks, don't let me ever diss Marley... Mellow Mood, is a fantastic love song... I'll post more... My FI is busting out a set on the turntables right now, I'm in heaven!!!!

        #4 JayBee

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          Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:39 AM

          Picture on the Wall by Freddie McCay makes me cry, and if you could ever find a song by him called When I'm Gray, it's worth anything you'd pay for it. It's unfortunately very hard to find, I don't even have it except on a mix tape.

          #5 hockeymom97

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            Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:33 PM

            I just wanted to say thank you for the suggestions! I think you recommended this on another thread but I downloaded The Wedding Song by Mark "Chokey" Taylor and I think we'll definitely be using this. I still need to check out some of your other suggestions, but just wanted to say thank you!
            Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

            #6 Ms325i

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              Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:04 PM

              Excellent post!!! I am a HUGE reggae lover and I will be playing probably 80% reggae at my reception--not dancehall but the classics some ska, rocksteady and of course lovers rock. Some must have selections that will defintely be crowd pleasers--Sweet Sensation by the Melodians, The Heptones, The Paragons,The Abbyssinians, John Holt, The Mighty Diamonds, King Jammy, Jacob Miller etc....the list goes on and on so many great songs.

              #7 Bahama Wedding

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                Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:17 AM

                I feel the EXACT same way! I'm getting married in the Bahamas in a few short months and I feel that reggae music will provide for the PERFECT atmosphere! However I'm struggling to put it all together (it really takes a great imagination to design a destination wedding) anyways, the music is the next thing I'd like to cross off my list of things to do. I'd like there to be music playing while the guests take there seats, I'd like a different tone for the procession, a different tone for the bride, and then an extra special song for when we're pronounced "husband and wife". Our first dance will be to "Is This Love" by Bob Marley, and I'd love to have nothing but reggae to dance the night away to! I feel like I would be listening to music online for hours trying to find the perfect songs for the ceremony, and the right songs to dance to.. if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them! But if you could pass on this AMAZING playlist it could definitely cut down my internet time.

                Thank-you so much!!!

                Jenny Thompson

                #8 RandL2015

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                Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

                Looking for more good Reggae songs to add to my playlist. Any suggestions??

                #9 immelsara

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                  Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:48 AM

                  What would be a great song to walk down the isle too in Jamaica, something that is romantic.

                  #10 seka21

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                    Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:09 PM

                    I am also not sure what song to walk down the aisle with- I am hoping that the band in Jamaica will have some good suggestions

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