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Carlton “Carly” Barrett


When Carlton “Carly” Barrett was discovered murdered on Great Fri, April 17, 1987, reggae dropped among its most influential drummers. Regarding his old sibling, Aston “Familyman” Barrett, on bass, Barrett equipped the rock stable rhythm portion of Bob Marley AS WELL AS THE Wailers from 1969 until Marley’s loss of life in 1981. Barrett, who loved to be known as “Field Marshal’, was influenced from the drumming of Lloyd Nibbs from the Skatalites. After sharpening his percussive abilities on the drum arranged that he constructed from old color tin, Barrett released his professional profession within the nightclubs of Kingston inside a music group, The Hippy Kids, that he created with his sibling. After recording many singles because the Upsetters, for Lee “Scuff” Perry, Barrett and his sibling joined forces using the Wailers. His one drum tempo remained an important ingredient of Marley’s audio following a departure of Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston. Barrett’s songwriting abilities were revealed within the tunes, including “Talkin’ Blues” and “Them Stomach Total”, that he co-wrote with Marley.

Quick Facts

Date Of Birth December 17, 1950
Died April 17, 1987, Kingston, Jamaica
Profession Drummer, Songwriter
Nationality Jamaican
Parents Wilfred Barrett, Violet Barrett
Siblings Aston Barrett
Music Groups Bob Marley, The Wailers, The Wailers Band, The Hippy Boys, Lee "Scratch" Perry
Music Songs Three Little Birds, Is This Love, Could You Be Loved, Jamming, Redemption Song, Concrete Jungle, Waiting In Vain, Coming In from the Cold, Lively Up Yourself, High Tide Or Low Tide, Don't Rock My Boat, Positive Vibration, Misty Morning, So Much Trouble In The World, Easy Skanking, Who the Cap Fit, Pimper's Paradise, Bad Card, Punky Reggae Party, Sun is Shining, Zion Train, Forever Loving Jah, Burnin’ & Lootin’, Stir It Up, Satisfy My Soul, So Much Things to Say, No Woman, No Cry, Exodus, Trenchtown Rock, Stop That Train, Kinky Reggae, Running Away
Albums Uprising, Kaya, Rastaman Vibration, Natty Dread, Catch a Fire, Ganja Gun, Babylon by Bus, Burnin', Exodus, Live!, Soul Rebels, Survival, Soul Revolution, The Best of The Wailers, Majestic Warriors, Reggae with The Hippy Boys, African Herbsman, Bob Marley & Peter Tosh, Rasta Revolution, Chances Are, Heart of the Ark Vol. 2, Dubbing At Harry J's 1972-1975, Wizdom

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