Say What You’re Saying

By 1969 the new, enduring sound of Reggae (often spelled Reggay in the early years) had established itself. Reggae is closer to the chanting, meditative Nyabinghi sound, and lends itself to musical meditiation. The Rock Steady years brought the bass to prominence. The strength of the booming bass line continues in Reggae. Jamaicans have always been fond of the bass sound, as seen in mento music. Reggae takes it to higher heights. It is the “riddim” that makes the song, and results in the versions.

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