Toppa Top 10: Ten Classic Reggae Break-Up Tunes

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February 14, 2012

1. The Techniques, “You Don’t Care”techniques largeup

We started off our tribute to the recently departed Winston Riley with this one, and it’s been stuck on repeatโ€”in our heads, and on our stereosโ€”ever since. And why not. This song, by Riley’s rocksteady-era vocal group with Slim Smith and Pat Kelly the Techniques, is one of the most heartbreaking songs about coming to terms unrequited love that we know, and the circa-1967 riddim is still very much alive.โ€”Jesse Serwer