Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lloyd Knibb Hailed as "Drummer of All Drummers" at Funeral

The Jamaica Observer covered the funeral of Skatalites drummer Lloyd Knibb, which took place on Sunday, May 29, 2011 in St. Andrew, Jamaica.

From the article:
During the reading of the eulogy Herbie Miller, director/curator of the Jamaica Music Museum, hailed Knibb as one “who can make a dancehall rock and roll like a church revival”.

“He alone was doing what upwards of five drummers would be doing. There were great drummers around at the time, but Lloyd Knibb stood out... he was the innovator of rocksteady,” said Miller, who also described Knibb as a great blues dancehall musician.

Miller credited Knibb as the one who “kept the Skatalites together for its short lifespan” as he spoke of his sense of humour, level-headedness and humility which all helped the other members of the group to see reason.

“He was not just the greatest this country produced; he was the drummer of all drummers,” said Miller.
Those paying their respects to Lloyd Knibb and his family included Samuel Clayton of the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Bongo Herman, Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden, Sly Dunbar, Studio One Recording’s Edley Bennett, Frankie Campbell, and Grub Cooper.

1 comment:

Jeremy Patton said...


Here is some video I shot of him at ISC in 2007!