THECOUNT — Christopher Meredith, one of the most prominent Bass players in reggae music, has died, according to multiple social media posts. A cause of death was not provided.
“Chris” Meredith gained international acclaim by touring with reggae greats like Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Israel Vibration, Jimmy Cliff and many more.
Born in London to Jamaican parents, Meredith came to Jamaica as a child. It was while attending Calabar High School that he got into music as a member of Smith’s High Times Players band. His early recording sessions were done at the famed Channel One, where he backed artists including Yellowman, Frankie Paul, and Israel Vibration, reports Reggae in Seattle.
A self-taught musician, his musical catalogue includes legends like Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Mutabaruka, Lauryn Hill and many more.