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Encyclopedia > Do the Reggay

Do the Reggay is a reggae song by Toots & the Maytals.


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Reggae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1458 words)
By the late 1960s reggae was already getting radio play in the UK on John Peel's radio show.
It is thought that the word "Reggae" was first used by the Ska group Toots and the Maytals, who coined the phrase in the title of their hit Do the Reggay in 1968.
Other stories claim that the term came from the word "streggae", a slang jamaican term for a prostitute, or that it originated from the term Regga which was a bantu speaking tribe from lake tanganyika.
Reggae Questions and Answers Reggae Encyclopedia (2696 words)
So, as he says, she "pushed him in the bum out the door and said, well, g'waan on then, g'wann and do it".
Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer formed The Wailers and were the most prominent pioneers of the early form of Reggae music.
Toots Hibbert, from Toots and the Maytals, is widely credited with coining the term Reggae in the late 60's, with his hit Do the Reggay, which was smash throughout the local Dancehalls at the time.
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