Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, mento a celebratory, rural folk form that served its largely rural audience as dance music and an alternative to the hymns and adapted chanteys of local church singing, calypso, African music, as well as other genres. One of the most easily recognizable elements is offbeat rhythms; staccato chords played by a guitar or piano on the offbeats of the measure. The tempo of reggae is usually slower than ska but faster than rocksteady.The concept of "call and response" can be found throughout reggae music.
UK five CD set. Great British Songs brings you essential tracks from classic British artists. The biggest hits from Mott The Hoople, Primal Scream, Fleetwood Mac, Spandau Ballet, Bonnie Tyler, Dead Or Alive, Status Quo and many more.