Sun, Sand, and Surf, Reggae Style – Experience A Little Caribbean Bliss During Those Long, Cold Boston Winters

February 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

I just got back from a wonderful vacation in the sun!!! I have always found that even though it may be freeeeezing outside, I can still somewhat recreate my warm and sunny vacation experience with a little of bit of the right music. When it comes to the Caribbean sun and surf, or a warm, sunny fantasy  getaway to  anywhere for that matter, I have found that reggae music always does the trick for me.  Try it, whether you have just been on such a vacation or not, and see if it doesn’t take a little bit of the edge off of winter for you! Oh, and a coconut rum cola or two, or other island beverage of choice, to go along with your audio pleasure doesn’t hurt either. 

Just in case your looking for a good place to start in your quest for reggae music, take a look at our grand collection here at the Boston Public Library. While Bob Marley and the Wailers are considered the classic for this genre, I have included a wide selection of artists for you to sample in this playlist.  For your additional convenience, you can reserve copies of any item in our collection online via our library catalog and you will be notified when the item is in and ready to be picked-up. As this list includes only some of what’s actually available in our reggae collection,  be sure to explore the rest of the catalog as well. Remember, if a title which interests you is currently checked-out, just hop onto our reserve list.

1. Reggae Gold. 2007 – Various artists  

2. Latin Reggae – Various artists

3. Spirits in the Material World: a reggae tribute to the Police – Various artists

4. Legend: the best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

5. Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers Live (vol. 1)

6. Oai e Libertat – Massilia Sound System

7. Jah No Dead: an introduction to Burning Spear

8. Collie Buddz – Collie Buddz

9. Jimmy Cliff in The Harder they Come: original soundtrack recording

10. Light Your Light – Toots & the Maytals.

Entry filed under: CD Collection, Reggae.

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