Carlton Barrett (Kingston, 17 dicembre 1950 – Kingston, 17 aprile 1987) è stato un batterista e percussionista giamaicano.



Carlton "Carly" Barrett (17 December 1950 – 17 April 1987) was a Jamaican drummer and percussionist. His musical development in the early years was with his brother Aston "Family Man" Barrett as a member of Lee "Scratch" Perry's "house band" The Upsetters. The brothers joined Bob Marley and The Wailers around 1970. He co wrote the well known Bob Marley song "War" and with his brother Aston co-wrote "Talkin' Blues". Carlton Barrett is featured on all the albums recorded by the Wailers. Barrett popularised the one drop rhythm, a percussive drumming style created by Winston Grennan. With Carly's beats and his brother Aston's bass, the Wailer rhythm section planted the seeds of today's international reggae. Barrett was murdered outside his home in Jamaica on 17 April 1987.


"Carly Barrett", as he liked to be called, was born in Jamaica in 1950, the son of Wilfred and Violet Barrett. As a teenager he built his first set of drums out of some empty paint tins, and had initially been influenced by Lloyd Knibb, the great drummer from the Skatalites. He and his brother Aston were raised in Kingston and absorbed the emerging ska sound. Working as a welder he first tried building a guitar and playing. He realised guitar wasn't his thing and picked up the drums.

In the late 1960s Carlton started playing sessions with his brother Aston, the pair calling themselves the Soul Mates or the Rhythm Force, before settling on The Hippy Boys, a line-up that featured Max Romeo on vocals. Leroy BrownDelano StewartGlen Adams and Alva Lewis also played in the band's fluctuating line-up.

The Hippy Boys became one of Kingston's busiest session bands; fittingly their first recording was "Watch This Sound", backing the late Slim Smith. They also released a couple of albums for Lloyd CharmersReggae with the Hippy Boys and Reggae Is Tight. As well as playing on many sessions for Bunny Lee and Sonia Pottinger, the Barrett brothers also played on two 1969 UK chart hits, "Liquidator" for Harry J, and "Return of Django" for Lee "Scratch" Perry, with whom they had now taken root.

For Perry, they took the name The Upsetters, and knocked out a long run of instrumentals, including "Clint Eastwood", "Cold Sweat", "Night Doctor", and "Live Injection". It was while with Perry that the Barrett brothers first teamed up with The Wailers, then a vocal trio consisting of Bob, Peter and Bunny. After recording many now classic numbers, Carly and Aston decided to team up with The Wailers on a permanent basis.

The Barrett brothers recorded several singles with the Wailers in 1969-70: "My Cup", "Duppy Conqueror", "Soul Rebel", and "Small Axe". Most of these songs appeared on two Perry-produced Wailers albums: Soul Rebels and Soul Revolution, and formed the early foundation of the one drop sound.

Though original Wailers Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston left the group in 1973, Carlton and Aston remained with Bob Marley and went on to record Natty Dread in 1974. Carlton has songwriting credits for two of Natty Dread's songs: "Talkin' Blues" and "Them Belly Full".

Carlton remained with the Wailers in the studio and on tour until Bob Marley's death in 1981. His signature style can be heard on every recording the Wailers produced since 1969, with the exception of the 1970 "Soul Shakedown Party" sessions produced by Leslie Kong.

On 17 April 1987, just as Carlton arrived at his Kingston home and walked across his yard, a gunman stepped up behind him and shot him twice in the head. He was dead on arrival at a Kingston hospital at age 36.

Shortly after his murder, Carlton's wife, Albertine, her lover, a taxi driver named Glenroy Carter, and another man, Junior Neil, were arrested and charged with his killing. Albertine and Carter escaped the murder charge, and were instead convicted and sentenced to 7 years for conspiracy. After just one year in prison, they were released in December 1992 on a legal technicality.



hroughout his tenure with the Wailers and other projects, Carlton used a standard five-piece drum set consisting of a bass drum, two tom-toms (mounted on the bass drum), a floor tom-tom, and a snare drum.

Each tom-tom had only one drumhead, which gave the drums a dry sound that was ideal for the close-miked environment of the recording studio. However, it was Carlton's snare drum which was perhaps the biggest part of his signature sound. Carlton used Ludwig drums, and his snare was the popular Supraphonic model, which is made of "ludalloy", an aluminium alloy. The metal construction of the drum, in combination with the extremely high head tension that Carlton preferred, produced a loud, cutting "crack" sound that was a very prominent element of the Wailers' recordings. Carlton almost always left the snare wires of the drum disengaged, making the drum sound very similar to a timbale.

It is unknown exactly what make and model of cymbals were used on Carlton's drum set, although it is very likely that they were made by the Avedis Zildjian Company in the United States and imported into Jamaica. Carlton used only a pair of hi-hat cymbals (relatively light in weight), at times with a cloth placed between the two cymbals, and two crash cymbals (most likely of medium weight), but due the nature of Carlton's style, in which the snare drum, bass drum, and hi-hat cymbals were the primary timekeeping instruments, he did not use a ride cymbal.

He also used a cowbell for live performances, evident in Bob Marley & The Wailers album Live!.


Bob Marley & The Wailers - Stereo Pop Special-45  BBC Transcription Services   1973    
  The Wailers - Catch A Fire  Island Records   1973    
  Peter Tosh & The Wailers - Burial  Intel Diplo   1973    
  The Wailers - Burnin'  Island Records   1973    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread  Island Records   1974    
  Righteous Flames* / Horace Andy - The Kingston Rock  RCA International   1974    
  Sidney Rogers - Miracle Worker  EthnicEthnic Fight   1974    
  Keith Hudson & Family Man* - Pick A Dub  Mamba   1974    
  Johnny Clarke - Moving Out  Total Sounds   1975    
  Jah Lloyd - Herb Dub  Micron Music Limited   1975    
  Jimmy Cliff - Brave Warrior  EMI   1975    
  Peter Tosh - Legalize It / Version  Intel Diplo   1975    
  Rupie Edwards - Ire Feelings ‎(LP, Album) Cactus CTLP 106 1975    
  Jimmy Radway & The Fe Me Time All Stars - Dub I  Micron Music Limited   1975    
  Max Romeo - Revelation Time  Tropical Sound Tracs   1975    
  Cornel Campbell* - Natty Dread In A Greenwich Farm ‎(LP, Album) Total Sounds TSL 104 1975    
  Rock It DownBob Andy - The Music Inside Me ‎(LP, Album) Jigsaw (3) JWLPS 002 1975    
  Lost All Sense Of Direction (as Carly Barrett) e 1 altro…Keith Hudson - Torch Of Freedom ‎(LP, Album) Atra ATRALP 1001 1975    
  King Tubby - Dub From The Roots  Total Sounds   1975    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live!  Island Records   1975    
  Keith Poppin - Envious  Sunshot   1975    
  Tommy McCook and The Agrovators* - Cookin'  Horse   1975    
  Delroy Wilson - Sings For I & I  Total Sounds   1975    
  Cornell Campbell - Dance In A Greenwich Farm  Grounation   1975    
  Johnny Clarke - Put It On ‎(LP, Album) Vulcan VULP 001 1975    
  Bob Marley And The Wailers* - Jah Joys And Rainbow  Ze Anonym Plattenspieler   1976    
  Cornell Campbell - The Gorgon  Total Sounds   1976    
  The Agrovators* - Rasta Dub '76 ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Grounation GROL 507 1976    
  Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man  Island Records   1976    
  Agustus Pablo* - King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown  Yard Music   1976    
  King Tubby - Presents The Roots Of Dub  Total Sounds   1975    
  Nuroy & Uroy* - The Originator ‎(LP, Album) Carib Gems CGLP 107 1976    
  Martha Velez - Escape From Babylon  Sire   1976    
  Peter Tosh - Legalize It  CBSCBS   1976    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration  Island Records   1976    
  Johnny Clarke - No Woman No Cry ‎(LP, Album) Total Sounds TSL 110 1976    
  Various - War Zone ‎(LP, Comp) Monica's Records RGLP 76-02 1976    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus  Island Records   1977    
  Leroy Smart - Ballistic Affair  Conflict (2)   1977    
  Leroy Smart - Dread Hot In Africa  Burning SoundsBurning Sounds   1977    
  Peter Tosh - Equal Rights  CBS   1977    
  Gits* - Plays Bob Marley's Greatest Hits  Harry J Records   1977    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon By Bus  Island Records   1978    
  Bob Marley And The Wailers* - Live At The Rainbow  BMG Video   1978    
  Augustus Pablo - East Of The River Nile  Message   1978    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya  Island Records   1978    
  Sons Of Jah* - Bankrupt Morality ‎(LP, Album) Natty Congo PFULP 3501 1978    
  Horace Andy - Sings For You And Yours  Total Sounds   1978    
  Pat Kelly - Lonely Man  Burning Sounds   1976    
  Augustus Pablo - Original Rockers  Greensleeves Records   1979    
  Agrovators* Meet Revolutionaries* - Agrovators Meet Revolutionaries Part II Micron Music LimitedMicron Music Limited   1979    
  The Meditations - Guidance  Gorgon RecordsGorgon Records   1979    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival  Tuff GongIsland Records   1979    
  Interns* - Detour ‎(LP) Burning Rockers BR 1003 1979    
  Israel Vibration - Unconquered People  Tuff Gong   1979    
  Exodus (as Carlie)Various - One Big Happy Family  Mango   1979    
  Sons Of Jah* - Burning Black ‎(LP, Album) Natty Congo PFULP 3502 1979    
  Rita Marley - Who Feels It Knows It  Tuff Gong   1980    
  Sons Of Jah* - Reggae Hit Showcase  Natty Congo   1980    
  Carlton Barrett & Family Man* - The Sound Of Macka Dub Vol. 1 Clocktower Records   1980    
  Pecqre* - Rasta Instantané Avec L'Effroyable Pecqre  Better Days (2)   1980    
  Israel Vibration - Unconquered People Dub  Rave Music Ltd.   1980    
  Jimmy London - It Aint Easy (Living In The Ghetto)  Burning Sounds   1980    
  Pecker - Pecker Power  Better Days (2)   1980    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising  Island RecordsTuff Gong   1980    
  Various - The Legend  Atra Records   1980    
  The Paragons - Now ‎(LP, Album) Starlight RecordsStarlight Records SLDLP 909, SDLP 909 1981    
  Various - Scratch And Company - Chapter 1 The Upsetters  Clocktower Records   1981    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live From The Santa Barbara Bowl Pioneer Artists   1981    
  Keith Foote One Love - Coffee ‎(LP, Album) Master Records (3) 6.24 922-01 1981    
  Joe Yamanaka & The Wailers* - Reggae Vibration  Black (4)   1982    
  Carlton And The Shoes - This Heart Of Mine  Quality RecordsQuality Records   1982    
  Welton Irie - Ghetto Man Corner  Pantomine   1982    
  Rita Marley - One Draw  ShanachieShanachieShanachie   1982    
  Big Youth - The Chanting Dread Inna Fine Style ‎(LP, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2)Heartbeat Records (2) HB08, 08 1982    
  Donald & Lulu* With The Wailers* - My Beautiful Garden ‎(LP) Third World Sound Ltd LP 98101 1982    
  I Word & The Sound Of Creation - Spread The Word ‎(LP, Album) Healing Voice none 1982    
  Bob Marley - Riding High ‎(2xLP, Comp) Bellaphon 305·07·001 1982    
  Sons Of Jah* - Universal Message ‎(LP, Album) Natty Congo NCLP 001 1982    
  Dr. Alimantado - Love Is  Keyman RecordsKeyman Records   1983    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Confrontation  Tuff GongIsland Records   1983    
  John Denver - It's About Time  RCARCA Victor   1983    
  Prince Jammy V King Tubbys* - His Majestys Dub  Sky Juice   1983    
  Bob Marley - The Lee Perry Sessions ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE) Sky Records (2) SK-005 1983    
  Mutabaruka - Check It!  Ada Production   1983    
  Wat A SituashanOku Onuora - Wi A Come / Wat A Situashan ‎(12") Heartbeat Records (2) 12002 (41588) 1983    
  Barbara Paige - Hear Me Now ‎(LP, Album) Epiphany Records ELP 4030 1983    
  Gregory Isaacs Meets Jah Mel* And Rhythm Factory* - Double Explosive Andy's   1984    
  Don Carlos (2) - Just A Passing Glance  Real Authentic Sound   1984    
  Cedella Booker* - Redemption Songs  56 Hope Road   1984    
  Jimmy Riley - Let Me Love You  Woorell Records   1984    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend (The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers)  Island Records   1984    
  Alpha Blondy - Cocody Rock!!!  Pathé Marconi EMIPathé Marconi EMI   1984    
  Various - Caribbean Day Dream ‎(LP, Comp) Columbia YX-7344 1984    
  Justin Hinds And The Dominoes* - Travel With Love  Nighthawk Records   1985    
  Brown* & Holt* - Wild Fire  Tad's Record   1985    
  Peter Broggs - Rise And Shine  Real Authentic Sound   1985    
  Melody Makers* Featuring Ziggy Marley - Play The Game Right EMI America   1985    
  Jimmy Riley - Ride On ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Kingston Records (3) K26P 534 1985    
  Here I Am e 1 altro…Keith Douglas - What The World Needs ‎(LP, Album) Natty Congo N.C.L.P. 003 1985    
  Jimmy Riley - World For Everyone (LP, Album) Blue Mountain Records BM LP 002 1985    
  Augustus Pablo - Rebel Rock Reggae - This Is Augustus Pablo Heartbeat Records (2)   1986    
  Gregory Isaacs - All I Have Is Love, Love, Love  Tad's RecordTad's Record   1986    
  Alpha Blondy And The Wailers* - Jérusalem  Pathé   1986    
  Bob Andy - Retrospective  I-Anka   1986    
  Tempo Love (as Carlton Barett)Ernest Wilson - Love Revolution ‎(LP, Album) Natty CongoNatty Congo NCLP 006, N.C.LP.006 1986    
  Benjamin Zephaniah - Free South Afrika / Stop De War ‎(12") Upright Records UPT 15 1986    
  Dub Jam Rock (as Carly Barrett)Pecker - 21st Century Dub  ROIR   1987    
  Ludovic DeBarboza* And The Wailers* - Real Joy ‎(LP, Album) Ludo Records (2) LNDWV 1001 1987    
  The Wailers* - Tribute To Carly Barrett ‎(LP, Album) Atra ATRALP1008 1987    
  Various - Java Java Dub Part 2  Not On Label   1988    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Revolution 1 And 2  Trojan Records   1988    
  Sylford Walker - Lamb's Bread  Greensleeves Records   1988    
  Lee Perry - Scratch Attack!  Real Authentic SoundReal Authentic SoundAbraham   1988    
  Various - Niney And Friends - Blood And Fire 1971-1972 ‎(LP) Trojan Records TRLS 263 1988    
  Various - Atra 10 Track ‎(LP, Comp) Atra ATRALP1010 1988    
  Have Faith In Jah (as Carlton e altri 2…The Wailers Band - I.D.  Atlantic   1989    
  Glen Brown - Check The Winner (The Original Pantomine Instrumental Collection 1970-74)  Greensleeves Records   1989    
  Larry Ethnic Meets The Wailers* with Various - Larry Ethnic Meets The Wailers With Various Artists ‎(LP) Ethnic Fight Records EMW 1 1989    
  Martha Velez - Angels Of The Future/Past ‎(CD, Comp) Sire 9 25962-2 1989    
  The Upsetters - Blackboard Jungle Dub  Blue Moon Productions   1990    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Day Of Bob Marley  Great Dane Records   1990    
  Out Of Exile (as Carlton e altri 5…The Wailers Band - Majestic Warriors  Tabu Records   1991    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Talkin' Blues  Tuff Gong   1991    
  Israel Vibration - Israel Dub  Greensleeves Records   1991    
  Glenmore Brown (God Son)* - The Rythm Master Presents ..... Dub From The South East  Not On Label   1991    
  Lee Perry - Black Ark In Dub  Lagoon   1991    
  Twinkle Brothers - Old Cuts Dub Pack  Twinkle Music   1991    
  Twinkle Brothers - All The Hits Volume 2 From 1971 To 1991 ‎(LP, Comp) Twinkle Music NG524 1991    
  Slim Smith - Rain From The Skies  Trojan Records   1992    
  Jacob Miller - Who Say Jah No Dread (The Classic Augustus Pablo Sessions 1974-75)  Greensleeves Records   1992    
  Bob Marley - Exodus ‎(Cass, Unofficial) On Stage MC 12002 1992    
  Lee "Scratch" Perry* - Soundzs From The Hot Line  Heartbeat Records (2)   1992    
  Augustus Pablo - Rockers International 2  Greensleeves Records   1992    
  Oku Onuora - I A Tell... Dubwise & Otherwise ‎(CD, Album) ROIR Europe RE199CD 1993    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Wake Up And Live ‎(2xCD, Unofficial) The Swingin' Pig TSP-CD-146-2 1993    
  Rupie Edwards - Rupie's Gems ‎(CD, Comp) Rhino Records RNCD 2009 1993    
  Various - If Deejay Was Your Trade (The Dreads At King Tubby's 1974-1977) Blood & Fire   1994    
  King Tubby And Friends - Dub Gone Crazy - The Evolution Of Dub At King Tubby's 1975-1979  Blood & Fire   1994    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live At The Quiet Knight Club, Chicago, June 10, 1975 ‎(CD, Unofficial) International Pop INP 028 1994    
  Various - From Matador's Arena - 1968-1969 - Volume 1 ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.222 1994    
  Various - Sensi's Sex, Weed & Reggae ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Sensi Seeds SMP 850037 1994    
  Keith Hudson - Brand  Pressure Sounds   1995    
  I KnowVarious - The Marley Family Album ‎(LP, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) HB 160 1995    
  King Tubby / Scientist / Bunny Tom Tom / Barnabas - Universal Dub Zola & Zola   1995    
  The Upsetters - Upsetters A Go Go  Heartbeat Records (2)   1995    
  Various - From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2 ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.223 1995    
  Various - From Matador's Arena - 1971-1979 - Volume 3 ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.224 1995    
  Peter Tosh - The Toughest  Heartbeat Records (2)   1996    
  Various - Shades Of Hudson  VP Records   1996    
  Dub Farmer e 1 altro…Various - Dub For Daze Volume One  RAS Records   1996    
  International DubVarious - Dub For Daze Volume Two ‎(2xCD) RAS Records RAS 3505 1996    
  Jimmy London - The Jimmy London Collection  Beta Records (3)Beta Records (3)   1996    
  Glen Brown And King Tubby - Termination Dub (1973-79)  Blood & Fire   1996    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rebel Revolution (The Extended Mixes) ‎(2xCD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.277 1996    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Rebels  JAD RecordsPense À Moi   1997    
  The Congos - Natty Dread Rise Again  Real Authentic Sound   1997    
  The Tennors - Moods - The Best Of The Tennors  Jamixal Music   1997    
  Junior Byles - Curly Locks (Best Of Junior Byles & The Upsetters 1970 - 1976)  Heartbeat Records (2)Heartbeat Records (2)Heartbeat Records (2)   1997    
  Various - 17 North Parade ‎(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD17 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Revolution Part II  JAD RecordsPense À Moi   1997    
  Augustus Pablo - Presents DJs From 70s To 80s  Big Cat   1997    
  Bob Marley - The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 Part 1  Pense À Moi   1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Selassie Is The Chapel  JAD RecordsPense À Moi   1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967 To 1972 Part II  Pense À MoiJAD Records   1997    
  The Tennors - Moods - The Best Of The Tennors ‎(CD, Comp) Jamixal Music none 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love Peace Concert '78 ‎(CD, Album) A-In KECH-5003 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Miami U.S.A. '80 ‎(CD, Album) A-In KECH-5011 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rotterdam Holland '78 ‎(2xCD, Album) A-In KECH-5005~6 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Apollo Theater NewYork '76 ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) A-In KECH-5008 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Santa Barbara '79 ‎(CD, Album) Meldac MECI-25102 1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jungle Dub ‎(LP, Comp) JAD RecordsPense À Moi AB 0759 1 1998    
  Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Rude Walking ‎(CD, Comp) Orange Street CDUB5 1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - At The Apollo '79  Absord Music Japan   1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Zimbabwe '80  Absord Music Japan   1998    
  Lee Perry - "Original" Black Board Jungle Dub  Orchid   1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - In Gabon Africa '80  Absord Music Japan   1997    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Africa  TDK Records   1996    
  Dennis Alcapone & Jah Lloyd - The Good Old Days Of The 70's Teams   1998    
  Scott Grooves Feat. Parliament / Funkadelic - Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix) ‎(CD, Single, Promo) Labels VISA 4528 1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967 To 1972 Part III  Pense À MoiJAD Records   1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - More Axe  Fifty FiveBMG France   1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul Jah Jah  JAD RecordsPense À Moi   1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - In Milan Italy '80  Absord Music Japan   1998    
  Congos* - Revival  VP Records   1998    
  Iya Karna & The Wailers* - Inkarnation  Rub-A-Dub Records   1998    
  Impact All Stars - Forward The Bass - Dub From Randy's 1972-1975 Blood & Fire   1998    
  Twinkle Brothers - All The Hits 1970 - 1988 ‎(CD, Comp) Twinkle Music NGCD 513 1998    
  Various - Riding The Roots Chariot  Pressure Sounds   1998    
  Delroy Wilson - Statement ‎(CD, Album, RE) Charly Records CDGR 253 1998    
  Augustus Pablo And Various - The Red Sea  Black Solidarity   1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Dortmund Germany '80 ‎(CD, Album) A-In KECH-5013 1998    
  Winston Jarrett And The Righteous Flames - Unity And Livety ‎(CD, Comp) Roots & Culture Records RCCD 003 1998    
  Various - From GG's Reggae Hit Stable Volume 1 ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.245 1998    
  Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Bashment ‎(CD, Comp) Hudson Vandam Records HVCD5106 1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Apollo New York '79 ‎(CD, Unofficial) Absord Music Japan ABCP-64 1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Boston '76 ‎(2xCD, Album) Absord Music Japan ABCP 8~9 1998    
  Keep On Moving Extended Version Part III (as Carlton e altri 2…Bob Marley & The Wailers - Gonna Get You / Keep On Moving ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Pense À MoiJAD Records SPCD 2292 1998    
  Various - Classics Of 1975 Volume 1 ‎(CD, Comp) Rhino Records RNCD 2048 1998    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Brisbane - Australia '79 ‎(CD, Album) A-In KECH-5012 1998    
  Various - From GG's Reggae Hit Stable Volume 2 ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.246 1998    
  Lee Perry And The Upsetters* - The Upsetter Shop, Volume 2; 1969 To 1973 Heartbeat Records (2)   1999    
  Bunny Wailer - Dubd'sco Volumes - 1 & 2  RAS Records Inc.   1999    
  Aston Family Man Barrett* - Familyman In Dub ‎(CD, Comp) Heartbeat Records (2) HEARTBEAT 11661-7659-2 1999    
  Little Roy & Various - Packin House ‎(LP, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSLP26 1999    
  Mothership Reconnection (Funk D Void Remix) (as Charles Barret)Various - Better Days Classics Volume 1 ‎(2xCD, Comp) Labels 7243 8 47414 2 1999    
  The Heptones - Dub Dictionary  Trench Town   1999    
  Various - The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 2 ‎(2xCD, Comp) Trojan RecordsTrojan Records CDTAL 903 Z, CDTAL 903 1999    
  Bunny Lee Meets King Tubby & The Aggrovators - Bunny Lee Meets King Tubby & The Aggrovators ‎(2xCD, Comp) Culture Press CP 3005 1999    
  Various - Sir Lee's Rock Steady Party - At King's House (LP, Comp, Ltd) Dr. Buster Dynamite D.B.D. 117 2000    
  Various - Keep The Pressure Down  Fe-Me-Time   2000    
  King Tubby Meets Larry Marshall - I Admire You In Dub ‎(LP, Album) Motion Records (2) FASTLP 004 2000    
  Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate 1973 - 77  Simply Vinyl   2000    
  I-RoyDillinger - At King Tubby's Studio ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Culture Press CP 6027 2000    
  King Tubby - The Dub Organiser  Black Solidarity   1993    
  Various - Sir Lee's Rock Steady Party At Greenwich Farm  Dr. Buster Dynamite   2000    
  Augustus Pablo - Dub, Reggae & Roots From The Melodica King Ocho   2000    
  Augustus Pablo - El Rocker's  Pressure Sounds   2000    
  Black Uhuru - Ultimate Collection ‎(CD, Comp) Hip-O Records 314 542 348-2 2000    
  Various - Creation Rebel & Dub ‎(2xCD, Comp) Culture Press CP 3017 2000    
  Various - From GG's Reggae Hit Stable ‎(LP, Comp, Ltd) Dr. Buster Dynamite D.B.D. 120 2000    
  The Wailers* - Heritage Of Dub ‎(CD, Album) M10 320262 2000    
  King Tubby - The Dub Organiser ‎(CD, Album) Black Solidarity BSICD 57 2000    
  African Brothers (2) - Want Some Freedom ‎(CD, Comp) Easy Star Records ES-1009 2001    
  King Tubby - King Tubby's Lost Treasures  Jamaican Recordings   2001    
  Augustus Pablo - Dubbing With The Don  Jamaican Recordings   2001    
  Lee Perry - Skanking With The Upsetter - Rare Dubs 1971-1974 ‎(LP, Comp) Jamaican Recordings JRLP004 2001    
  The Jamaicans - Baba Boom Time ‎(LP, Comp, Ltd) Dr. Buster Dynamite D.B.D. 122 2001    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - In Paris '80 ‎(2xCD) Absord Music Japan ABCP-53~54 2001    
  The Wailers* - Dub Marley  Walboomers   2001    
  The Aggrovators - Dubbing It Studio 1 Style  Jamaican Recordings   2001    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers  Tuff GongIsland Records   2001    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Island RecordsIsland Records UICY-7040/1, 314 586 408-2 2001    
  King Tubby & The Aggrovators - Foundation Of Dub ‎(2xCD, Comp) Trojan RecordsTrojan Records CDTRD 445, CDTRD 445 Z 2001    
  The Wailers - Catch A Fire - promo sampler, all tracks previously unreleased(CD, Ltd, Promo, S/Edition) Island Records ILPS 9241 2001    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Boston '75 ‎(CD) Absord Music Japan ABCP-55 2001    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live At Miami '80 ‎(CD) Absord Music Japan ABCP-56 2001    
  Various - Clancy Eccles' Reggae Revue At The Carib Theatre ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Gold JMC 200.254 2001    
  Lee "Scratch" Perry* - Wonderman Years  Trojan Records   2002    
  Harry J - Dubbing At Harry J's 1972 - 1975  Jamaican Recordings   2002    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Upsetter Singles 1970 - 1972 Plus Dubs ‎(2xCD, Comp, Dou) Purple Pyramid CLP 1213 2002    
  King Tubby - The Dub Master Vol. 1  Orange Street   2002    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Adventurer  JAD Records   2002    
  Aston "Family Man" Barrett - Legendary Wailers In Dub  Not On Label   2002    
  Lester Sterling - Sterling Silver ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd) Echo Records (17) none 2002    
  King Tubby - 100% Of Dub  Select CutsSelect Cuts   2003    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live At The Roxy  Tuff GongIsland Records   2003    
  Various - The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 4 1971 - 1973 ‎(3xLP, Comp, Box) Trojan Records TJFTV 111 2003    
  King Tubby - The Dub Master Presents The Roots Of Dub And Dub From The Roots  Moll-Selekta   2003    
  Various - Rite Sound Reggae Story  Blue Moon (4)   2003    
  Augustus Pablo - In Fine Style ‎(CD, Comp) Pressure SoundsRockers International PSCD38 2003    
  Horace Andy - True Love Shines Bright ‎(CD, Comp) Smith & Co Sound & Vision B.V. SCCD 1012 2003    
  King Tubby - King Tubby's "Rastafari Dub" (1974 - 1979)  Clocktower Records   2004    
  Linval Thompson And Various - Whip Them King Tubby!  Auralux Recordings   2003    
  Earl "Chinna" Smith - Dub It! ‎(CD, Album, RE) Nature Sounds NSD-107 2004    
  King Tubby - King Tubby's "African Love Dub" 1974 - 1979  Clocktower Records   2004    
  Various - Kingston Allstars Meet Downtown At King Tubby's 1972-1975 ‎(LP, Comp) Kingston Sounds KSLP002 2004    
  Various - A Place Called Jamaica Part 2 (Bunny "Striker" Lee's Productions From 60's & 70's) ‎(CD, Comp) Makasound MKS11 2004    
  The Upsetters - 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle  Auralux Recordings   2004    
  Bob Marley And The Wailers* - Ammunition Dub Collection  JADUniversal   2004    
  Various - Heavy Stereo Inna Kingston Town (Sound System Rockers Vol. 2)(CD, Comp) Kingston Sounds KSCD003 2004    
  Keith Hudson - Pick-A-Dub / Brand ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Corn-Fed Productions CF 024 2004    
  Bob Marley - Young Mystic ‎(SACD, Hybrid, Comp) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 021 2004    
  Glen BrownVarious - Glen Brown & Friends - Rhythm Master Volume One(CD, Comp) Hot PotCooking Vinyl USA HPCD1001, CKV-CD-2201 2005    
  Bob Marley - Songs Of Freedom  Tuff GongIsland Records   2005    
  Various - 101 Orange Street - Ska Meets The Rocksteady Train Kingston Sounds   2005    
  Glen Brown & Various - Rhythm Master Volume Two  Hot Pot   2005    
  The Heptones - Unreleased Night Food Sessions ‎(LP) Auralux Recordings LUXXLP 011 2005    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Gold  Island Records   2005    
  Gregory Isaacs - Easy ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tad's Record TRCD 0245 2005    
  Various - Down Santic Way  Pressure Sounds   2005    
  Augustus Pablo Meets Lee Perry & The Wailers Band - Rare Dubs 1970-1971 ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Recordings JRCD023 2006    
  Various - Return To Orange Street  Kingston Sounds   2006    
  The Viceroys - Ghetto Vibes  Kingston Sounds   2006    
  Various - Reggae Jeggae 1968/69  Crazy Joe Records   2006    
  The Heptones Meet King Tubbys* - Dub Fever ‎(LP) Trench Town TTLP 008 2006    
  Various - XL Anthems Volume One (More Lovers Rock Vocals Galore) ‎(CD, Comp) Ethnic Fight ETCD 229 2006    
  The Aggrovators - Kaya Dub  Attack   2007    
  The Professionals (9) Meet The Aggrovators - At Joe Gibbs  Jamaican Recordings   2007    
  Native (9) - Rockstone - Native’s Adventures With Lee Perry At The Black Ark - September 1977  Pressure Sounds   2007    
  Jah Stitch - Dread Inna Jamdown  Kingston Sounds   2007    
  Various - Dynamic - Dubbing At Dynamic Sounds  Jamaican Recordings   2007    
  Keith Poppin - Get Together (Original Recordings 1970-79) ‎(CD, Comp) KP Productions CD 017 2007    
  Various - Jamaica Soul 2 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Bunny Lee's Productions)  Culture Press   2008    
  The Congos - Heart Of The Congos (LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx) 17 North Parade VP4143 2008    
  Mikey Ras Starr* - Fire & Rain  Makasound   2008    
  Various - Micron Compilation - 'Every Mouth Must Be Fed'  Pressure Sounds   2008    
  I-Roy - Heavier Than Lead  Kingston Sounds   2008    
  Jackie Mittoo - Rides On  Jamaican Recordings   2008    
  I Shot The SheriffBob Marley & The Wailers - Limited Deluxe Edition Boxset (Box, Dlx, Ltd + 10xCD, Comp, RM) Tuff Gong Music Ltd 3145486352 2008    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Best Of The Early Singles ‎(2xCD, Comp) The Store For Music SFMCD138 2008    
  U Roy* - I Am The Originator  Kingston Sounds   2009    
  Delroy Wilson - Dub Plate Style  Pressure Sounds   2009    
  Lee Perry - Jamaica Soul 3 (A Serious Selection Of 'Groovy Hits' From Lee Perry's Productions 1969-1977)  Santalina RecordsCelluloid   2009    
  Cornell Campbell - The Gorgon Dubwise  Jamaican Recordings   2009    
  Dub Magnificent e altri 25…Various - Evolution Of Dub Volume 1 (The Origin Of The Species) ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Greensleeves RecordsVP Records GRE2007 2009    
  Various - Harder Shade Of Black ‎(LP, Album, RE) Pressure SoundsSantic PSLP 66 2010    
  King Tubby And The Aggrovators - Shalom Dub  Jamaican Recordings   2010    
  Pat Kelly - Jamaican Soul ‎(CD, Comp) Kingston Sounds KSCD022 2010    
  Bunny 'Striker' Lee* - A Skanking Rockers Party ‎(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Dr. Buster Dynamite D.B.D. 123 2011    
  Tommy McCook - Dubbing With Horns  Jamaican Recordings   2011    
  Jah Mel* - Watchful Eyes ‎(LP, Album) Iroko Records BB13 2012    
  Lee Perry And The Upsetters* - High Plains Drifter - Jamaican 45's 1968-73 Pressure Sounds   2012    
  Various - Listen Up! Dancehall Originals  Kingston Sounds   2012    
  King Jammy - Dub Kings (King Jammy At King Tubby's) ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Recordings JRCD047 2012    
  Trenchtown Rock (Live At Roxy Theatre) e 1 altro…Bob Marley & The Wailers - Marley (The Original Soundtrack)  Island RecordsTuff Gong   2012    
  Niney The Observer - Sing It Wicked Style  Kingston Sounds   2012    
  Various - Listen Up! DJ Style  Kingston Sounds   2012    
  Keith Hudson - Rasta Communication ‎(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE) Greensleeves RecordsGreensleeves Records GRE2097, GRE 2097-2 2012    
  Niney The Observer - Dubbing With The Observer  Jamaican Recordings   2013    
  Spread The LoveKenny Chesney - Life On A Rock  Blue Chair RecordsColumbia Nashville   2013    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend (The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers)  Not On Label (Bob Marley & The Wailers)   2010    
  Tommy McCook - Reggae In Jazz  Pressure Sounds   2013    
    Keithus I - Then & Now 1970 / 2013 ‎(2xCD, Comp) Jah Dynasty none 2013    
  Marcus Reid / Marcus All Stars (2) - Poor Man Cry / Soul On Fire ‎(7", Ltd, RE) Soul Fire RecordsKing Rocky Records none, KRR01 2014    
  Various - Bunny Lee's Agro Sounds 101 Orange Street ‎(LP, Comp) Kingston Sounds KSLP050 2014    
  Gussie* - The Right Tracks ‎(2xCD, Comp) 17 North Parade VPCD2479 2014    
  Bunny 'Striker' Lee* - Full Up (Bunny 'Striker' Lee's Early Reggae Productions 1968-72)  Pressure Sounds   2014    
  Bob Marley - Uprising Live! ‎(2xCD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, Dol) Eagle VisionUniversalWDR (2)Tuff Gong EV306969 2014    
  King Tubby - Stalag 80 Dubwise ‎(LP, Comp, Gre) Clocktower RecordsAbraham CT 8388 LP 1 2014    
  Guess Who's Coming To DinnerClarendonians* / Michael Martin + Hippy Boys* - Betrayal / Guess Who's Coming To Dinner ‎(7", RE) Drum Beat Records (2)Reggae Fever RF036 2014    
  King Tubby - Iyatha ‎(LP, Comp, Gre) Clocktower RecordsAbraham CT 8388 LP 3 2014    
  King Tubby - Crazy Bald Head Dub ‎(LP, Comp, Gre) Clocktower RecordsAbraham CT 8388 LP 2 2014    
  King Tubby - Reggae 3 LP Dub Box Set ‎(3xLP, Col + Box, Comp) Clocktower RecordsAbraham LPCT 8388 2014    
  Keith Hudson - Tuff Gong Encounter  VP Records   2015    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live At The Record Plant '73  Rox Vox   2015    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Best Of The Early Singles / Volume 1 - The Singles  Let Them Eat Vinyl   2015    
  Bunny Lee's* - Kingston Flying Cymbals (Dubbing With The Flying Cymbals Sound 1974 - 1979) ‎(LP, Comp) Jamaican Recordings JRLP057 2015    
  Tommy McCook Dub* - The Sannic Sounds ‎(LP, Album) Dub Store RecordsDub Store RecordsDwyer Records (2) DSR-LP-004, DSR LP 004 2015    
  Keith Hudson - Jammys Dub Encounter ‎(LP, Album) VP Records17 North Parade VPRL2565 2015    
  Glen Brown - Boat To Progress! (The Original Pantomine Vocal Collection 1970-74)  Greensleeves RecordsVP Records   2016    
  Bob Marley - The Legend Live - Santa Barbara • County Bowl November 25th 1979 ‎(CD, Comp + DVD-V, Comp, NTSC, Dol) Trojan Records TJCDDVD001 2016    
  Concrete JungleVarious - More Better Days ‎(2xCD, Comp, RM) Better Days (2) COCB-54184/5 2016    
  Bunny Lee & Various - Tape Rolling! With Bunny Lee & Friends: On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74 ‎(2xLP, Comp) Pressure SoundsPressure Sounds 91, PSLP 91 2016    
  The Aggrovators - Dubbing At King Tubby's ‎(2xCD, Comp, RM) VP Music Group, Inc. VPCD4207 2016    
  Various - Aquarius Sounds (Dubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977-1979) Jamaican Recordings   2017    
  King Tubby & Riley All Stars* - Concrete Jungle Dub ‎(LP, Album, RE) Dub Store Records DSR-LP-025 2018    
  Junior Delgado / Imaani (2) - Really For A Reason (Dubplate Mixes) Tuff Scout   2018    
  Lee Perry V's Bunny 'Striker' Lee* - Dub Soundclash ‎(CD, Comp) Jamaican Recordings JRCD069 2018    
  The Uniques - Absolutely The... Uniques ‎(CD, Album, RE) Doctor Bird DBCD-11 2018    
  Norris Reid - The Kingston Sessions 1978-1985 ‎(2xLP, Comp) Onlyroots Records ORLP12 2018    
  Bob Marley - Natty Dread Tour '75 ‎(LP, Album, Yel) Vivere VIVLP2004 2019    
  Augustus Pablo And Various - The Red Sea ‎(LP, Comp, Ltd, Red) Black Solidarity AQSLP001 2019    
  Johnny Clarke - Rockers Time Now ‎(LP, Album, RE) Black SolidarityJackpot (2) BSIL58, BSILP58 Unknown    
  The Original Ras Karbi* - Singer Of Singers ‎(CD, Album, Ltd) Skywalk Records SKW-86213 Unknown    
  Wilfred Jackie Edwards* - Puts It All Together ‎(LP, Album) Total Sounds TSL 108 Unknown    
  King Tubby & Friends* - Rod Of Correction Showcase ‎(LP, Comp) Clocktower RecordsAbraham CTLP 876 Unknown    
  Slim Smith - The Very Best Of Slim Smith  Pama RecordsPama Records   Unknown    
  Various - Clocktower Dub  Clocktower RecordsClocktower RecordsAbraham   Unknown    
  Various Featuring I Roy* - Power Version 71 ‎(10", EP) Flashforward EP 001 Unknown    
  Various - Rougher Than Rough -Classic Reggae Vocals 1972-76 ‎(CD, Comp) Black Solidarity BSICD71 Unknown    
  The Heptones - Legends From Studio One  Trench Town   Unknown    
  Various - D.J. Legends Of The 60's & 80's ‎(LP, Comp) Angella Records ANGLP 007 Unknown    
  Vamos FugirGilberto Gil - Raça Humana ‎(CD, Album, RE) WEAWarner Music Brasil M252122-2 Unknown    
  Various - Andy Presents Vintage Reggae Hits ‎(CD, Comp) Andy's RD 196 Unknown    
  Augustus Pablo - Enos McCloud Presents Thriller Episode 2 ‎(CD) Sprint Records SFCD 007 Unknown    
  Various - Scandal ‎(LP, Comp) Matador Records none Unknown    
  Oku Onuora - I A Tell / Reflection In Red ‎(12") Kuya SK 001 Unknown    
  Lloyd Charmers - Yesterday's Memories ‎(LP, Album) Spank Records (3) SRL 0013 Unknown    
  Pat Kelly - Classics ‎(LP, Comp) Super PowerSuper Power PAT SRLP 07, Pat-SPLP 115 Unknown    
  Peter Tosh / George Nooks - Legalize It / (Unknown Title) ‎(7", Single, M/Print, RP) Intel Diplo none Unknown    
  Peter Tosh / Elephant ManMissy Elliott - Legalize It / Keep It Movin ‎(7", Single, MP, RP) Intel Diplo none Unknown    
  Zemenfes Kidus - Stand Firm And Be Strong ‎(CD, Album) Not On Label none Unknown    
  Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration / Exodus ‎(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bob Marley & The Wailers) none Unknown    
  Various - Revolution Of Jah To "I" ‎(LP, Album) Monica's Records R.G. 76-1 Unknown  


Ludwig 402 (14" x 6.5"):
One of the most popular snares of the era (and most recorded of all time: Bonham, Lynch, Gadd...), this versatile drum was widely available in hired gear. Carly's high & dry tuning (and sometimes playing with snares off), gave his 402's a distinct reggae sound.
The 402 has a thin, seamless aluminum alloy, chromed, beaded shell. It is naturally dry and articulate, has a high pitched fundamental tone, but speaks with depth as well.
The 402 has a high pitched cross-stick sound, and unique rimshot- a lovely distorted midrange 'honk' with harmonic pingy overtones, but very fast decay (unlike most snares where rimshots sustain for a full second or longer). Tuned high, this provided Carly's trademark rimshot & cross-stick. Carly used this with most of his kits, whatever their brand.

Most often rentals, in common popular sizes (14 hats, 14, 16, 18 crashes, for example):

Almost certainly: 14" new beat hihats (everyone used them): heavier bottom for tighter chick-sound and medium-thin to medium crashes in even sizes (14, 16, 18)
These are what would be for rent, and mostly for sale

"Mostly Zildjian," according to Mark Miller (BMW stage manager 1978-81)
When purchased, Zildjian hollow logo
*(also see Carly's cymbal sold auctioned by his son, Akila [a.k.a. Errol] below)

​In the 1970's, the available variety and consistency of cymbal selections were more limited than today's boutique market. A narrow range of standard/common sizes were available (especially in the rental market), and two models of the same cymbal might have markedly different weights, and thus sound quite different.

Reverse engineering cymbal sizes from Carly's photos (comparing to drum diameters), he seems to have used a fairly standard set up (14" hats, 14", 16", and 18" crashes). The pingy (ride cymbal-like) quality Carly gets on his over-hihat crash on songs like, "No Woman No Cry," indicates it is a medium weight crash (or heavier, like a crash/ride).
Below: Supposedly one of Carlton Barrett's actual 18" Zildjian (hollow logo) crashes
​ auctioned in England Sept. 16, 2013, by Carly's son.
-it has rivets, and resembles the crash between the tom 3rd from the right and floor tom in the photo above from 1980.
-rivets were added to drier cymbals- so it is likely a medium weight (as opposed to a thin)- few used heavy crashes then

        EARLY era  (1970-79) : Ludwig maple/poplar 
          LATER era (1979-1981):  Yamaha birch 9000 series (x2)

 Carly's personal kits were housed/used at Tuff Gong Studio, and the few shows where BMW brought their own gear.  

The snare drum that Carly owned, toured with (or requested as rental) was the 
​                                                          Ludwig 402 (aluminum alloy) 14"x6.5"
                                                          This was most often used no matter what kit he played

1970-71:  Lee "Scratch" Perry's studio kit
​                        (pictured Yamaha)


1970-1979  Rental/studio kits


BELOW (photo & audio): Boston, 1978. Rental: Ludwig clear Vistalite acrylic kit

            LUDWIG Olive badge, 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, reinforcement rings (natural finish)

                    -Bob Marley bought kit while living in Delaware (working at the Chrysler car factory).              
Jamaican musicians often bought equipment in the US,
                                          as it was cheaper and credit was accepted

                    -This kit resided in Jamaica & was used in Bob's studio
                    -This kit was destroyed in a fire at the Green Mist (nightclub),22x14  Kick
14x6.5, Ludwig 402 snare (chrome plated aluminum alloy),  Ambassador head
12x8, 13x9, 16x16 toms- bottom heads removed (black dot or coated ambassador heads)
Zildjian hollow logo cymbals:  Observing the photos, Barrett used many setups, but comparing drums vs. cymbal sizes, he often used: 14" New Beat Hihats,  14" or 16" crash over the hihat, 16"-18” crash between tom 2 and the floor tom
Cowbell (on hihat rod or separate stand)

* much like this one seen Live at Rainbow Theater 1977 *(thought this is a rental kit in England)


1979 - 1981 (and beyond):   YAMAHA  9000 Series (6 ply birch) 

        Carly owned two Yamaha 9000 kits:  yellow (used in Japan/Jamaica)
                                                                          cobalt blue (N. Am. touring)
​         --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   1.  YELLOW:  SURVIVAL WORLD TOUR  
                         Japan: Yamaha kindly invited BWM on a tour of their factory,
                                       & gifting each member instruments
                                  -Carly picked out a huge yellow  9000 series kit (birch recording)
                                           *(a one time gift, no ongoing support/endorsement)
This kit ended up in Tuff Gong Studios (see 1980 rehearsal video)


2. COBALT BLUE (look for rasta stickers on toms)
         -Bought at Manny's, NYC, after losing his Ludwigs in a fire in Jamaica

                      While maintaining his usual set up (22, 12, 13, 16, snare),
                                             Carly often changed the position of the "extra toms" (8, 10, 14?, 15?)

                      In this era, Yamaha had supplanted Ludwig as the dominant maker, so they were often the
​                                          brand of professional rental kits used by BWM

22” kick
402 Ludwig Snare  (or Yamaha Steel, or Yamaha birch)- Ambassador head
8", 10”, 12”, 13”, 16” (& either a 14" or 15")  toms  bottom heads removed (black dot or ambassador heads)
Zildjian hollow logo cymbals- he started using larger setups of cymbals as well:
       14" hihats,   crashes : 14", 16", 18", 17"(?)


Soundcheck, "Slave Driver" with keyboardist, Tyrone Downie playing an alternative bassline. circa 1980, below