How To Play Reggae Drums - No Woman, No Cry - The One Drop
I always love songs that give a great example of a drum beat. The reggae drum beat used in this song by Bob Marley is the perfect example of a one drop. In this video I break out the entire song as well as the fills that happen in it!!
A little info about the song title: The title and main refrain, "No Woman, No Cry" is rendered "No, woman, nuh cry" in Jamaican Patois. The "nuh" is pronounced with a short schwa vowel (a "mumbled" vowel, often represented as "uh" in spelling) and represents a clitic ("weakened") form of "no". It is the equivalent to the contraction "don't". A more correct interpretation would be "No, Woman, Don't Cry". The song is about growing up in the ghetto and persuading a woman that things will get better, entreating her not to cry.