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Reggae bassists anyone??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jahsekou, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Familyman Barrett (the Wailers)

    Flabba Holt (Roots Radics)

    add on.... :bassist:
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Of the newer guys out there, I like Ryan Newman from Groundation......very cool inventive bass lines with a roots feel :bassist:
  3. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    My Fav. reggae player.
  4. tomthedude


    Jun 8, 2004
    Barret is class, and Simonon from the clash if he counts :p
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    mine too!
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Richard Daley (Third World)
  7. blen dem

    blen dem

    Jun 22, 2001
    USA, Vallejo
    Donald Dennis is the bassman for the firehouse crew and Xterminator Productions that backs Sizzla, Turbulance, Luciano (a while back) and many many more. He's got a ton of session work with almost every roots, conscious, dancehall on the scene in JA. Almost every Xterminator produced album has him on bass. He plays an interesting bass too, can't determine what it is. He's my favorite for the new ones.

    Flabba, Shakespeare, and Familyman are already on my Bass Hall of Fame!
    Love every Burning Spear bassist as well...
  8. Paul Simonon learned how to play bass off of reggae records, which was pretty much all his listened to before punk came along. So he always had that ragga feel in his bass lines.

    I'd also throw in Horace Panter from The Specials.

    Speaking of Robbie Shakespeare, go get Bob Dylan's "Infidels" album if you want to hear the man and his partner Sly Dunbar in a slightly unusual context. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but damn!
  9. Boris Gardner....this man is crazy. He pretty much did everything with the Upsetters (Lee Scratch Perry's band) from 1974-1979 in the Black Ark studio
  10. Marcus Geard of The Slackers. They play some reggae stuff. And he used my amp at a show once :)
  11. .357


    Jan 16, 2005
    Speaking of Simonon, if you include bassists with a heavy reggae influence, check out Sting's work with the Police.
  12. BlackBass9


    Dec 4, 2004
    Family Man Aston Barret
    Robbie Shakespeare
    Earl Falconer (UB40)

    and stuff... :bag:
  13. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    + 1 kajillionillion!!

    Slackers are awesome. In the literal sense, as in they fill me with awe.
  14. Yes, they are awesome. The show that night was one of the best nights of my life. Opening for them was an honor.
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Eric Wilson of Sublime is extremely reggae rooted.