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Reggae evolved in the late sixties as a natural extension of the music known as Rocksteady. There is controversy regarding what song is to be regarded the first reggae song some of the contenders include:

  • Lee »Scratch« Perry's - People Funny Boy (Lee Perry)
  • Larry Marshall - Nanny Goat (Coxsone Dodd)
  • Leslie Butler - Revival (Sonia Pottinger)
  • The Maytals - Do The Reggay (Lesley Kong)
  • The Belltones - No More Heartaches (Harry J)


The origins of the name reggae

The first song that uses the word was Toots and the Maytals Do The Reggay.


Sub genres

There are a few sub-genres to reggae and related genres, these are some of them;

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