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Rhythm Wise

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Rhythm Wise were a three part series of books written by Ray Hurford and Jean Scrivener and released by Black Star Publishing. Each book delved into the history of 25 classic reggae rhythms with examples of songs utilizing them.


Rhythm Wise 1

The rhythms featured are;

A Fool, A Love I Can Feel, A Get A Lick, Boxing Around, Bum Ball, Cus Cus, Curley Locks, Drum Song, Declaration of Rights, Drifter, Heptones Gonna Fight, Full Up, Heavenless, Hypocrites, I'm Just A Guy, It's Raining, I Can't Hide, Jumping Master, Jah Shakey, Joe Frazier, Love Me Forever, Love Me Girl, Love Won't Come Easy, My Conversation, Mad Mad.


Rhythm Wise 2 (1990)

The cover features Jackie Mittoo and Leroy Sibbles. The rhythms featured are;

College Rock, Darker Shade Of Black, Death In The Arena, Fattie Fattie, Get In The Groove, Hot Milk, The Lecture (Lecturer), Mean Girl, Never Let Go, One Step Beyond, Party Time, Peanut Vendor/Prophecy, Pick Up The Pieces, Please Be True, Pressure And Slide/Shaking Up Orange Street, Pretty Looks Isn't All, Real Rock, Rock Fort Rock/Psychedelic Rock, Satta Massa Ganna, Shank I Sheck, Stalag 17, Swing Easy, Throw Me Corn, Tonight

Tribulation. 64 pages. ISBN - 951-95321-2-9


Rhythm Wise 3 (1991)

The cover features Lee Perry and Augustus Pablo. The third volume is dedicated to the memory of Jackie Mittoo. The rhythms that are included are;

African Beat, Ali Baba, Baby Why, Back Out With It, Ballistic Affair, Creation Rebel, Duppy Conqueror, 54-46, Freedom Blues, Heavy Rock, How Can I Leace You, I'm Still In Love With You, Java, Keep On Moving, Love Is Not A Gamble, Mr. Bassie, Queen Of The Minstrells, Rome, Secretly, Skylarking, Slaving, Solomon, Won't You Come Home, You Don't Care, You Don't Love Me. 56 pages. ISBN - 951-95321-3-7


This article is a part of the Reggae Literature series on reggaepedia.


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