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This riddim gets credited to Jackie Mittoo from sessions recorded in 1967. With more than ninety recordings over four decades the classic bassline of the Drum Song riddim has transformed from instrumental reggae, to foundation dubs to roots and culture, to dancehall hits like Dirtsman’s “Hot This Year,” produced by Philip Smart. The riddim can even be heard in some more traditional soul and jazz recordings as well as in hip hop tracks like Brand Nubian’s “Black Star Line.”

Posted by 5 Star General on November 27, 2009 under Classic Reggae,Dancehall Reggae,Dub,Roots & Culture