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Paul Douglas

  • Country: United States

  • Affiliations: Toots and the Maytals, The O'bessa Band, recording at Heavy Beat Studio with Willie Lindo and Robbie Shakespeare


Born In: St Ann, Jamaica

Lives in Florida

Drumming Since: 15 years old

Biggest Influences: Lloyd Knibbs,Steve Gadd,Harvey Mason,Sonny Emory,Elvin Jones William Kennedy, Carlos Santana, Bob Marley,John Coltrane,Sam Cooke, George Duke,Boris Gardiner, The Skatalites Eric Gale, Leslie Butler and George Benson, Marvin Gaye, David Garibaldi, David Sanborn 

Favourite Album you played on:  Negril – Eric Gale, Soul Shakedown – Bob Marley and the Wailers, True Love – Toots and the Maytals Featuring: Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson, Tray Anastasio, Ben Harper and Ryan Adams, Tears on my pillow – Johnny Nash, Bob and Marcia – Young Gifted and Black, Ken Boothe – Everything I own

Favourite Album you didn’t play on: Ginseng Woman – Eric Gale

Career Highlights: Recorded with Bonnie Raitt, The MG’S, Van Mc Coy, Eddie Floyd, Herbie Mann; Toured with Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, J. Geils Band, Carlos Santana, The Roots, Cheryl Crow; Played on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live with Bonnie Raitt, Bootsy Collins, The Roots, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper; Also appeared on Conan O’brien and Carson Daley with Toots and the Maytals. Former band member of; Tommy McCook and the Supersonics, Boris Gardiner Happening and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.

Grammy winner, and received four nominations with Toots & the Maytals. 

Favourite  Sabian Cymbal: 16” O Zone Evolution Crash, AAH 14”  Stage Hi Hats,HHX, 18” HHX China

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