Toppa Top 10: Reggae’s Ten Greatest Drummers

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10. Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye

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Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye (at center above, with fellow drummer Kirk “Kirkledove” Bennett and sax great Dean Fraser) is best known as the drummer for the powerhouse UK reggae band, Aswad, which has been going strong since the mid-1970s, when they came to international acclaim backing Burning Spear for his 1977 Live album. In addition to bringing the group’s R&B and soul influences to the fore with his playing, Drummie Zeb has been known to contribute the occasional lead vocal to Aswad records over the years.