The Babylon Warriors

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Founded by guitarist Patrick Barrow in 1978, the Babylon Warriors were a Los Angeles-based reggae band that was active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The Babylon Warriors (who shouldn't be confused with…
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Founded by guitarist Patrick Barrow in 1978, the Babylon Warriors were a Los Angeles-based reggae band that was active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The Babylon Warriors (who shouldn't be confused with the alternative metal band the Babylon Whores) never became a big name in reggae, although they did manage to acquire a small local following. Some reviewers described Barrow's outfit as an "American reggae band," which is ironic because its members were originally from various parts of the Caribbean and Africa. Barrow, who moved to L.A. in 1967 and led a band called the Skyliters from 1971-1977, was originally from Belize, as were lead singer Harrington Trapp and bassist Lem Vaughan. Lead guitarist Jymi Graham had moved to L.A. from his native Kingston, Jamaica, while keyboardist Sly Degbor was a native of Ghana who had backed such African stars as Miriam Makeba and Manu Dibango. The Babylon Warriors' debut EP, Forward, came out on American Music in 1983.