We at MIDNIGHT RAVER are saddened by the news of the passing of the great Uzziah “Sticky” Thompson. His contributions to the sound and the evolution of reggae over the past 50 years is immeasurable. Truly was one of the last living legends among few.
Sticky played on just about every notable reggae recording of the past 40-50 years. He is irreplaceable. It is one thing to know where you should be in a song, it is another to actually be there. It is quite rare to live there, and that is what Sticky did his entire career. As a percussionist he was always right where he was supposed to be. Like Carlton Barrett, he had an extraordinary understanding of his role and an innate “feel” for the music. He was born to do this.
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Truly sad, I will never forget Sticky. So many precious memories.His discography stems the history of Jamaican music from ska till present times. I was blessed to have been associated with him. We mourn a great loss. Hope the young musicians start checking out the elders before they pass.
RIP Sticky. Mikey Mao Chung.
Inspiring words from a true living legend himself. Nuff love and respect Mikey…
‘Hope the young musicians start checking out the elders before they pass.’ fully agree with your comments mr Chung :). 1 love