Reggae music, we speak about
"riddims" rather than
"songs". Studio Bands play the
music into the multi-track recorder, and
singers will come, DUB engineers, and they
will do things with the multitrack
different singers will use the same riddim,
the same recording even, and sing a totally
different lyric in a totally different
And we will
see just exactly that in this video.
promotional video for the Blood and Fire
release "Fisherman Style", wherein
several generations of Reggae vocalists
voice on the "Fisherman Riddim", a
riddim recorded in Lee Perry's Black Ark
Studio for the vocal group the Congo's.
original recording was processed in Berlin
by the Rhythm and Sound Crew, but not before
the vocal parts were recorded, mostly in
Jamaica. What we see in this video, shot in
Jamaica by Cedric Myton from the Congo's,
are scenes from the recording session.
make sure to check out the full-length Max
Romeo track, too.