Hurlingham Reggae Band

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The Hurlingham Reggae Band was an Argentine reggae band spun off Sumo to allow the motherband to concentrate on rock and roll. The band was primarily active between 1982 and 1984. When it dissolved in 1986, Sumo reclaimed some of its materials.

Luca Prodan was the lead singer of both bands.

The Hurlingham Reggae Band never recorded commercially, but had many playing gigs in Argentina. It featured the guitar of Tito Fargo, who would later play with Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota.

  • According to Fargo D'Aviero, "they mainly played in Café Einstein, Zero Bar, Stud Free Pub...".
  • Superman Troglio said that "most of the reggaes that originated in the Hurlingham Reggae Band were inherited by Sumo." Among others, "Kaya", "Peace and Love Reggae", "Not that different (1989)" and "No good", as well as the cover versions of "No Woman, no cry" and "Redemption song" from Bob Marley. Other songs remained uneditted, like "Love your life".
  • According to Fargo, the label CBS was very interested in the Hurlingham Reggae Band. They wanted to have songs like "Kaya" and "Peace and Love Reggae".
  • The "Peace and Love Reggae", later made famous by Sumo, is sung up to date by Argentine football fans.

Non-Official Discography[edit]

Hurlingham Reggae Band - Rehearsal recordings (1982 - 1983)

  1. Not that different (No tan distintos)
  2. Love your life (Ama la vida)
  3. Song without title 1
  4. Kaya
  5. Song without title 2
  6. (Mejor no hablar de ciertas cosas)
  7. Work the time
  8. Song without title 3
  9. Regtest
  10. Calipso reggae

Hurlingham Reggae Band - Stud Free Pub, Bajo Belgrano (22-12-1983)

  1. No good
  2. Peace and Love Reggae (Reggae de paz y amor)
  3. Small Axe
  4. Dreamland
  5. Moving
  6. Kaya
  7. Free improvisation
  8. Like a mad man
  9. Not that different (No tan distintos)
  10. Love your life

Hurlingham Reggae Band - Live (1983)

  1. Waiting for 1985 (Esperando el 1985)
  2. Love your life
  3. Move on
  4. Kaya
  5. Oh yeah yeah yeah Oh no no no
  6. (Mejor no hablar de ciertas cosas)
  7. Work
  8. Don't
  9. Regtest
  10. Harry Belafonte Medley: Coconut woman/Jamaica Farewell/Matild