Wayne Smith (musician)


Wayne Smith (musician)

Wayne Smith (born 5 December 1965, Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician.

His 1985 recording of "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", is generally regarded as the beginning of ragga style reggae. The rhythm was created on a Casio MT-40 and is based on the riff from Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else". Although there are a number of conflicting stories about how it was first found, the commonly accepted view is that Wayne Smith and Noel Davy discovered it. It is a pattern allegedly found in the Casio MT-40. [Manuel, P. & Marshal, W. "The Riddim Method: Aesthetics, Pracitce, and Ownership in Jamaican Dancehall". Popular Music (2006) 25:3. Cambridge University Press, pp. 447-470 ]

References

External links

* [http://www.music.us/biography/artist/7168/wayne_smith.html Biography]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wayne Smith — is the name of:* Wayne Smith (politician), Australian politician * Wayne Smith (musician), Jamaican Reggae musician * Wayne Smith (ice hockey), hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL * Wayne Smith (rugby player), New Zealand rugby… …   Wikipedia

  • Jerome Smith (musician) — Jerome Smith Born June 18, 1953(1953 06 18) Died July 28, 2000(2000 07 28) (aged 47) Miami, Florida, U.S. Genres Disco, pop, funk …   Wikipedia

  • Wayne Perkins — (born 1951, David Wayne Perkins in Birmingham, Alabama) is a rock and R B guitarist, singer, songwriter and session musician. He was the oldest of six children, a brother and four sisters. Both of his parents sang and played guitar. It was only… …   Wikipedia

  • Wayne Bennett (blues guitarist) — Wayne Bennett (December 13, 1931 ndash; November 28 1992), was a blues guitarist. He was born on in Sulphur, Oklahoma, and died in New Orleans Louisiana. He worked with prominent blues musicians such as Bobby Bland, Boxcar Willie, Buddy Guy, John …   Wikipedia

  • Wayne Kirkpatrick — is an American singer/songwriter and musician born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School in 1979.Kirkpatrick has spent most of his career in the background, often… …   Wikipedia

  • Elliott Smith — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Elliott Smith Elliot Smith en plena actuación Información personal Nom …   Wikipedia Español

  • Steven Smith — Stephen Smith, Steve Smith, or Steven Smith may refer to:In sports: * Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers), (b. 1979), American football player * Steve Smith (New York Giants), (b. 1985), American football player * Stephen Smith (footballer), (b.… …   Wikipedia

  • Elliott Smith — This article is about the recording artist. For his self titled album, see Elliott Smith (album). For the biography, see Elliott Smith (book). For the archeologist, see Grafton Elliot Smith. Elliott Smith Smith performing in Los Angeles, February …   Wikipedia

  • G. E. Smith — Infobox musical artist Name = G.E Smith Background = Img capt = Birth name = George Edward Smith Alias = Born = birth date and age|1952|1|27 Height = Origin = Stroudsburg Pennsylvania U.S. Death = Genre = Rock Pop rock Blue eyed soul Occupation …   Wikipedia

  • List of Wayne State University people — This is a list of notable alumni and faculty of Wayne State University.=Alumni=Academia* Jay J. Ague, Professor of Geology at Yale University and editor of The American Journal of Science [http://earth.geology.yale.edu/ ja5/] * Jerry Bergman,… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.