Modern Drummer’s August Issue Covers Reggae

Modern Drummer Aug 2012 Reggae Issue CoverJust an FYI that the latest issue of Modern Drummer (August 2012) is a special nearly all Reggae issue!

The issue features interviews and articles on Carlton Barret, Jamaican Drumming: The Evolution of Style, Sly Dunbar, Cartlon “Santa” Davis, Leroy Wallace, Willie Stewart, Steve Nisbett, Style Scott, something called Reggae-Core and 20 Crossover Hits.

It has pieces on Damian Marley’s Courtney “Bam” Diedrick, Jimmy Cliff’s Scott Abels, Marley Brothers Vet Dave Simmons, Rebelution’s Wesley Finley, Legendary Producer/Engineer Ken Scott and coverage of Marley: The Movie.

There is also an article called Jamaican Drum Sounds: Quick Tips to Achieve Authentic Reggae Style Tones in the Studio which could be very interesting for any beginning drummers out there.

Throw in an article on The Skatalites’ Lloyd Knibb and you have to get this issue!

Pick it up on newsstands now.

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.