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Reggae Remixes

Reggae Remixes is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

Reggae Remixes, While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, Reggae Remixes the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady. Reggae, Reggae Remixes is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank. Reggae, Reggae Remixes is normally slower than ska, which usually has accents on the first and third beat in each bar. Reggae Remixes.

Reggae song lyrics, Reggae Remixes deal with many subjects, including religion, love, sexuality, peace, relationships, poverty, injustice and other social and political issues. The 1967 edition of the Dictionary of Jamaican English lists reggae as "a recently estab. sp. for rege", as in rege-rege, a word that can mean either "rags, ragged clothing" or "a quarrel, a row". Reggae Remixes.

Reggae, Reggae Remixes as a musical term first appeared in print with the 1968 rocksteady hit "Do the Reggay" by The Maytals, but it was already being used in Kingston, Jamaica as the name of a slower dance and style of rocksteady. As Reggae artist Derrick Morgan stated:

We didn't like the name rock steady, so I tried a different version of "Fat Man". It changed the beat again, it used the organ to creep. Bunny Lee, the producer, liked that. He created the sound with the organ and the rhythm guitar. It sounded like ‘reggae, reggae' and that name just took off. Bunny Lee started using the world [sic] and soon all the musicians were saying ‘reggae, reggae, reggae, Reggae Remixes.

Reggae historian Steve Barrow credits Clancy Eccles with altering the Jamaican patois word streggae ("loose woman") into reggae. However, Toots Hibbert said:

There's a word we used to use in Jamaica called 'streggae'. If a girl is walking and the guys look at her and say 'Man, she's streggae' it means she don't dress well, she look raggedy. The girls would say that about the men too. This one morning me and my two friends were playing and I said, 'OK man, let's do the reggay.' It was just something that came out of my mouth. So we just start singing 'Do the reggay, do the reggay' and created a beat. People tell me later that we had given the sound it's [sic] name. Before that people had called it blue-beat and all kind of other things. Now it's in the Guinness World of Records. Reggae Remixes.

Bob Marley is said to have claimed that the word reggae came from a Spanish term for "the king's music". The liner notes of To the King, a compilation of Christian gospel reggae, suggest that the word reggae was derived from the Latin regis meaning "to the king", Reggae Remixes.




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