The bass was played by Aston Barrett, brother of drummer, Carlton Barrett and one of the masters of reggae bass playing.
Some reggae drummers use a separate additional timbale or high-tuned snare to get this sound.
Largely due to his success, reggae has cemented itself as a substantial genre in international music culture, and is arguably the top category of the world music genre.
An example of this would be the Black Uhuru track “Sponji Reggae” in which the drums are played by Sly Dunbar.
Another unusual characteristic of reggae drumming is that the drum fills often do not end with a climactic cymbal unlike in rock and pop.
The film brought reggae and Jamaica to global attention more than anything that had come before it, without any concessions to the mass market.
Billboard magazine named him "Top Reggae Artist" of 2006.
One vocal style that is peculiar to reggae is “toasting.” This started when DJs improvised along to dub tracks and it is thought to be the precursor of rap.
Reggae is always played in 4/4 time or swing time because the symmetrical rhythm pattern does not lend itself to other time signatures such as 3/4 time.
Reggae's origins can be found in traditional African and Caribbean music, as well as the Rhythm and blues and jazz of the United States.
The ghettoes were accurately portrayed and the movie's soundtrack featured real reggae as opposed to pop-reggae, mostly songs written by Jimmy Cliff.
The emphasis on empiricism and the scientific method sought to provide an incontestable foundation for any sociological claims or findings, and to distinguish sociology from less empirical fields such as philosophy.
The bands Sublime and 311 are known for this reggae rock fusion, as is singer Matisyahu, a Hasidic Jew, who blends it with traditional Jewish music.
The kind of reggae which contains these types of messages has been an important influence on the mentality of its listeners, invoking a peaceful spirit of faith.
Reggaeton is a form of dance music that first became popular with Latino youths in the early 1990s.
The British reggae band “Steel Pulse used particularly complex backing vocals.
Other theories say the term came from the word streggae, a Jamaican slang term for prostitute, or that it originated from the term Regga, which was a Bantu-speaking tribe from Lake Tanganyika.
Reggae is founded upon a rhythm style characterized by regular chops on the back beat, known as the skank.
In 1972, the first Jamaican feature film, "The Harder They Come," directed by Perry Henzell and starring reggae artist Jimmy Cliff was released.
The actual bass sound in reggae is thick and heavy and EQ’d so that the upper frequencies are removed and the lower frequencies emphasized.
The beat is generally slower than that found in reggae's precursors, ska and rocksteady.
Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, and still popular today.
Reggae rock is a fusion genre that combines elements of reggae and rock music.
Roots reggae is the name given to explicitly Rastafarian inspired reggae: a spiritual type of music whose lyrics are predominantly in praise of Jah (God).
The impact of reggae music on world culture today is less intense than it was in its formative years.
Mixing techniques employed in dub music (an instrumental sub-genre of reggae) have influenced hip hop and the musical style known as drum and bass.
Reggae's impact on the culture of Jamaica, world culture, and the international music scene, can be seen as both positive and questionable.
Another new style is new reggae, made popular by the ska band Sublime.
Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, which influenced many prominent reggae musicians in the 1970s and 1980s.
Ska and rocksteady, distinctly different from reggae, are precursors of the form.
Horn sections are frequently used in reggae playing intros and counter-melodies.
One illustration of the importance of the riddim in reggae is the fact that in Jamaica, several reggae singers could all release a different song sung over the same riddim.
Between chart success and the film, reggae now had world recognition.
Reggae drumbeats fall into three main categories: One Drop, Rockers and Steppers.
The group, who had spent the last couple years in Europe supporting reggae superstar Johnny Nash, returned to Jamaica to record the tracks that would make up the "Catch a Fire" album.
The defining characteristics of reggae tend to come from the music rather than the vocal melody that is sung to it and almost any song can be performed in a reggae style.