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Reggae percussionist Sticky Thompson dies

Drummer and percussionist Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson died in August in Florida. He was 78. Thompson is credited on hundreds of records recorded in Jamaica alone, from classic roots recordings by Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller and The Congos through to Johnny Osbourne and Gregory Isaacs in the early dancehall era. In the mid-70s he was part of producer Bunny Lee's house band The Aggrovators, but by the early 80s at Chris Blackwell's Compass Point studio in the Bahamas he appeared on records by Tom Tom Club and Grace Jones as part of The Compass Point Allstars.