History About Reggae Music and Facts

History About Reggae Music and Facts - Reggae Music, Jamaica's Music was mostly all about the culture and the island of Jamaica.

Most youngsters on the island wanted to make Reggae music as they see this as a fast way out of poverty.

History About Reggae Music and Facts

In the early years, the youngster would go to one of the most popular record producers at that time Jack Ruby, this was because he was good at spotting good young talent and was also able to turn them into stars.

Jamaica's Music hasn't changed much since the 1960s, first, it was Ska, then Rocksteady which transcended into Reggae as we know it today. Reggae music has also led to the birth of Dancehall Music another genre of music originating in Jamaica.

Reggae Singer Jimmy Cliff

Some of the early pioneers of Reggae music who have become stars are Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff.

Jimmy Cliff, Lee Scratch Perry and Bob Marley have been credited as three main players who help to propelled Reggae to the rest of the world.

Most Reggae lovers admit that the music only sound great when it is recorded in Jamaica, In Jamaica, almost every side streets have a recording studio.

One of the most popular recording studio back in the days was owned by Lee Scratch Perry. Artist such as Junior Murvin, Bob Marley, Upsetters and The Heptones all recorded there.

The early days of Reggae music from 1960 say the likes of The Ska Talites, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, The Cables, Lee Scratch Perry, The Wailing Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The late 1960s The Maytals, Larry Marshall, The Pioneers Jimmy Cliff and The Slickers came on board. One of the most popular Reggae songs from that era is Jimmy Cliff's The Harder They Come.

Lee Scratch Perry and King Tubby music were known as Dub reggae. There was also a version of Reggae in the late 1960s called Roots reggae. Roots Reggae artists from the 1960s-1970s are Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Augustus Pablo, I-Roy, Prince Far I, Abyssinians and Bob Marley and the Wailers.

In the Mid 1970s, another form of Reggae was born called Lovers Rock Reggae. Some of the artists credited with the birth of Lovers Rock Reggae are Bob Marley, Freddie McGregor, Gregory Isaacs, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespear, Culture and the Mighty Diamonds.

For Ska Music the likes of The Ska-Talites, laurel Aikten, Prince Buster, Sir Lord Comic, The Ethiopians, The Blues Busters and the Riots.

Rocksteady Music started out in the mid-1960s with artists such as Alton Ellis, Desmond Dekker, The Sound Dimensions, King Stitt, The Federals, The Tennors and The Techniques.

Reggae music mostly consists of Raw Drums and Heavy Bassline it was also known as Ghetto Music.

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