Various reggay roots

The genre of reggae music is led by the drum and bass. [10] [11] Some key players in this sound are Jackie Jackson from Toots and the Maytals , [12] Carlton Barrett from Bob Marley and the Wailers , [13] Lloyd Brevett from The Skatalites , [14] Paul Douglas from Toots and the Maytals , [15] Lloyd Knibb from The Skatalites , [16] Winston Grennan , [17] Sly Dunbar , [18] and Anthony "Benbow" Creary from The Upsetters . [19] The bass guitar often plays the dominant role in reggae. The bass sound in reggae is thick and heavy, and equalized so the upper frequencies are removed and the lower frequencies emphasized. The guitar in reggae usually plays on the off beat of the rhythm. It is common for reggae to be sung in Jamaican Patois , Jamaican English , and Iyaric dialects. Reggae is noted for its tradition of social criticism and religion in its lyrics, [20] although many reggae songs discuss lighter, more personal subjects, such as love and socializing.

In October 1969, he met success in the UK with " The Liquidator " (number 9 in the UK Singles Chart ) recorded with his sessionband , The Harry J All Stars (it was also a hit in 1980, reaching number 42). [3] [4] [5] This single became one of the anthems of the emerging skinhead youth subculture ; together with other instrumental hits released in the UK through his own subdivision "Harry J" on Trojan Records , on a compilation album of the same name.

Various Reggay Roots