I'm doing a speech on how the bass has affected Reggae music

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Lowend4s, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Lowend4s


    Jan 2, 2001
    The bass had a big role in Reggae and that genre of music has influenced many other styles (rap, disco). Perhaps somebody can give me some information?

    Maybe a family man quote about Reggae bass/music?

  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Rock Steady, Mon".

    "OK", maybe not a Family Man quotation, per se.

    Have you searched over at www.allmusic.com
    IIRC, they have 'brief' histories of many genres over there...maybe their synopsis will, in turn, give you other ideas to look into.

    As far as Reggae influencing Disco-
    ...the sheer repetition of what the rhythm section does is along the same thinking. Both are geared for dance...too much deviation/improv confoozes the dancers; ya wanna keep the dance floor packed.

    Reggae influencing Rap-
    There was something called "versioning"...essentially, 'rapping' new lyrics over an existing track; the track was usually a 'hit' & was known by the dancers(I assume). So, the rhythm section is, again, the constant; the words are new & different.

    Happy hunting.
  3. Davo737


    Feb 29, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    Here's a great article from an old Bass Player issue.

    Click on artists, then scroll down to 'Dub Reggae' from November '96.
  4. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    I always kinda thought the poilce had alot to do with bringing it into a more rock fase!