carlton barret

Born: Dec 17, 1950
Died: April 17, 1987

Carlton ‘Carly’ Barrett was the originator of the one drop rhythm, a percussive drumming style. An essential member
of Bob Marley and The Wailers since 1969 along with his brother Aston
‘Family Man’. With Carly’s beats and his brother Aston’s bass, the Wailer rhythm section planted the seeds of today’s international reggae. Though original Wailers Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer
left the group in 1973, Carlton remained with the Wailers in the studio and on
tour until Bob’s passing in 1981. His signature style can be heard on
every recording the Wailers produced since 1969. In 1987 Carlton ‘Field Marshal’ was killed at his yard in Kingston by gunman, hired by his wife,
who shot him twice in the head.

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