Give the Drummer Some

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Carlton Barrett

Carlton "Carly" Barrett, also known as "Field Marshal," was part of the rhythm section for Bob Marley and the Wailers. The stick-man also wrote Marley's hit singles "War" and "Talkin' Blues" with his brother Aston "Family Man" Barrett. Besides playing on all the Wailers' releases, Carly was the drummer for reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's in-house band, the Upsetters, and popularized the one-drop rhythm sound.

(Photo: Gems/Redferns)

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