founding father of reggae music

by Dancehall Reggae World
(Jamaica)

The origin of the word "reggae" is open to debate. Reggae was born out of rock-steady music.


Reggae was started in the late 1960s. Some of the first reggae artists are, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as well as Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Lee Scratch Perry, Dennis Brown and Black Uhuru.

Many people considered Bob Marley to be exclusively responsible for the popularity of reggae worldwide, but many other artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh,
were integral to the spread of the genre.

It was popularized by Bob Marley. He took this music originating out of Jamaica and created an image for it aboard.

Song such as "Get Up, Stand Up", "Buffalo Soldiers", "War", "Turn Your Lights Down", "One Love", "No Woman no Cry" "Waiting in Vain" and "Is This Love" are like reggae anthem worldwide.


Reggae was the direct decent of rocksteady, most Jamaican did not like the name and thus an artists by the name of Morgan used his Organ and Guitar to create the first reggae riddim.

The first reggae album was called "Do The Reggae" by the Maytals. It was released in 1968.

In the 1970s reggae took another direction called Toasting. This was discovered by King Tubbys. Toasting is the Singing or Deejaying over a dancehall or reggae riddim.

The first Toasting record was called "Wake the Town", done by Tubbys and U-Roy.

Former Prime minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga formed the first Record label in the 1950s. It was called West Indian Records Limited (WIRL).

The first Disc Jockey to make reggae riddims records was Rudolph "Ruddy" Redwood in 1967. In 1972 reggae became a staple on western radio
stations thanks to the film "The Harder They Come", staring reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff.

So the biggest question still remains, Who is the Founding Father of Reggae Music.

Is It..

Bob Marley?
Toots and the Maytals?
Lee Scratch Perry?
King Tubbys?
DJ Morgan?
U-Roy?


The question is open.

We welcome your comments on this. Feel free to post your comments by filling out the form below.

Comments for founding father of reggae music

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 16, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Founding father of reggae
by: Anonymous

Laurel Aitken.

Mar 18, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Peter Tosh
by: Anonymous

Peter Tosh

Mar 09, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
value
by: BOBIAN TOOTS

Bob Marley.

Feb 08, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
THE FOUNDER OF REGGAE
by: GORDON G. KASI

IT'S THE TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS

Jan 08, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
WHO'S THE FOUNDING FATHER OF REGGAE?
by: GORDON, G. KASI.

IT'S JIMMY CLIFF.

Jul 27, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Founding father of reggae
by: Matambanadzo GT

Toots and the maytals

Mar 16, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Reggae Founder
by: Jordan

Toots and the Maytals.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to About Dancehall and Reggae Music.

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

Promote your projects on Dancehallreggaeworld  Click here for more information

What's New? What is the very latest? Click here and get the very latest additions.

Looking For Something Special?  - In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Home I Reggae Lyrics I VideosDancehall Riddim I Dancheall Singles I Sound Effects I Whats New I Reggae Riddims