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Does anybody know who sings reggae version of Melanie C's “Never Be the Same Again”?

A few years ago I had a male reggae version of Melanie C's Never Be the Same Again and I can't for the life off me find it anymore or remember who sang it.
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Why is Bhangra music often fused with Jamaican/Reggae music?

I listen to a lot of bhangra and quite often notice that it fuses with or samples Reggae/Jamaican music for example or Eh Koka Mere Sajna Da by Holle Holle or Yaar Di Shadi by Bombay Talkie. (Songs ...
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Can you identify this reggae song: “et ma lutte et ma chute et ma oueri”

The first reggae song I heard had a line that sounded like the following in French, "et ma lutte et ma chute et ma oueri". It might have been 1967 or 1973. I'd love to know what it was and who it was ...
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Get Up, Stand Up: Almighty God is a living man

In Bob Marley's song, Get Up, Stand Up, he says: We know when we understand // Almighty God is a living man What does this mean? Does it make reference to Haile Selassie I being an incarnation of ...
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What was the Reggae state of the art when Bob Marley started?

I would like to know who were the trending reggae artists when Bob Marley started to sing and who were his influences. I'm not sure if the reggae existed yet, but there must have been at least pre-...
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Usage of headless guitars on reggae

I've seen many occurrences of live shows where musicians used headless guitars. This kind of guitar is not very common, but it seems particularly chosen by reggae musicians. Is there a trend between ...
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Riddims and covers in reggae

I can hear many reggae artists covering each other, or singing in each others riddims... even sometimes people will lose the track of the original singer. Is there some kind of agreement in reggae ...
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What is the origin of the term 'toasting'?

What is the origin of the term 'toasting', in the Jamaican sense of delivering vocals over an instrumental B-side or riddim ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deejay_(Jamaican)#Toasting There is use of ...
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What is the significance behind so many uses of the word “murder” in old school reggae lyrics?

Why does the word murder get used so much in pre-digital dancehall and old reggae? For example, this Barrington Levy track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmdhqRgRsmE Is there any reason or ...
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Is the old myth of reggae's creation true?

I've heard many times that reggae music what created by slowing down the ska beat by a too hot summer for the sake of dancers. I'm aware of the deep link between carribean musics and dance, so can it ...