CARIBBEAT: Music industry, politicians and fans give much respect to late reggae, dancehall and dub pioneer Ewat “U-Roy” Beckford

“We are very sad to announce that the pioneering DJ who revolutionized the sound of Jamaican music in the early Seventies — Ewat Beckford aka U — Roy has passed away at the age of 78 yesterday in Jamaica, RIP U Roy, The Originator,” announced Trojan Records on Twitter.

U-Roy’s passing prompted a host of remembrances, music and memories from record companies, reggae websites, performers and everyday fans remembering the DJ for his pioneering melodic style in reggae, dancehall and dub.

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Tributes continue to pour in for reggae pioneer U-Roy, who died on Wednesday in Kingston, Jamaica.

“We are very sad to announce that the pioneering DJ who revolutionized the sound of Jamaican music in the early Seventies — Ewat Beckford aka U — Roy has passed away at the age […]

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