Toppa Top 10: Reggae’s Ten Greatest Drummers

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9. Mikey Boo Richards

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Mikey “Boo” Richards was the son of drummer Leonard “Alejandro” Richards, who taught some of the drummers on this list, including Lloyd Knibb. Boo played with the Mighty Diamonds, Jimmy Cliff, Culture and Third World. While he never toured with Bob Marley, he did do session work on some of Tuff Gong’s albums. And after the Wailers’ Carlton Barrett was murdered, Boo became the new drummer for the group. More recently, his playing could be heard on The King’s Bell, the highly regarded 2011 album from St. Croix reggae band Midnite.