RFL - Reggae For Life
I saw today in a post that Lynn Tait was responsible for reggae... The post read something like a Trinidadian and not a Jamaican is the "father of reggae"
Nutten nuh go so
Lynn Tait was in a room with other very talented musicians who inspired him also like, Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alfonso and other members of the Skattalites who were a mix of Jamaican and Cuban jazz musicians... Lynn was also a very talented musician
"Jamaica Ska" is a hybrid of mento, jazz, Cuban beats and possibly the quadrille, while listening to and influenced by country & western, blues, rock & roll and R&B from the US... yet through the Jamaican experience. The music went where the people needed it and morphed it to suit the feel of the times
Pinpointing one musician as the "father of reggae" is unfair to any of them when there are so many ingredients in the pot
Roots Reggae, Studio One, Dancehall touches emotions, seeking strength from within, a spiritual strength that resonates globally
All kinds of people touch reggae now and it is a blessing when it comes from the heart