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DRUM COVER: "Could You Be Loved" by Bob Marley

This is probably the least reggae song from his catalog. "Could You Be Loved" has more of a disco-type drum beat with a 4-on-the-floor bass drum and a funk-shuffle triplet hi-hat pattern. The bass line is so freaking amazing, and the guitars and organ do a great job of accompanying the rhythm section. Not sure if this song was an influence on Stevie Wonder or vice versa but there are definitely similarities there.


This song is my favorite of his. There's an air of darkness to it, or maybe seriousness is more like it. His other songs are either super happy hippy love sounding or sappy sad sounding. This one is like the Goldilocks of his repertoire. I hope you enjoy my version, which is very different than the original but without compromising the feel of the song...at least, I think. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Song: Could You Be Loved

Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers

Album: Uprising (1980 Tuff Gong/Island Records)

Original Drummer: Carlton Barrett or Carlton "Santa" Davis

Music: Drumless Track via XTRAX Stems

Take Count: 6

 

Equipment:

- DW Design Piano Black Drumset

9x10, 10x12, 14x16, 18x22

- Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14 Snare Drum

- DW Blue Pearl Oyster 5x12 Side Snare

- Paiste Cymbals

6" Paiste Signature Splash

8" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark I Splash

10" Paiste PSTx Swiss Splash

14" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark I Hi-Hats

18" Paiste Signature Full Crash

18" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark I Crash

18" Paiste Signature Precision China

22" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark II Ride

- RhythmTech Mounted Tambourine

- Pearl HH3 ChaBELLa Horatio Hernandez Cowbell

- ProMark 5B Balance Rebound Wood Sticks

- Roland TM-2 Acoustic Drum Trigger Module

- ddrum AcousticPro Kick Trigger

- ddrum AcousticPro Dual Zone Snare Drum Trigger

- DW Hardware & drumheads

- Audix drum microphones (i5, D2, D4, D6)

- MXL Mogami 603S Overhead Microphone Pair

- Røde NT1-A vocal microphone

- Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera

- GoPro Hero 5 Black

- GoPro Hero 8 Black (x3)

- Behringer U-Phoria UMC-1820 Interface

- Behringer Digital UltraGain ADA8200 8-Channel PreAmp

- Obeamiu 5600k USB Studio Lighting Kit 3-Pack

- Apple iMac 27" Retina 2019

- Logic Pro X

- Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021

- Adobe After Effects CC 2021

- Adobe Photoshop CC 2021

 

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