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Old 08-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #47
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Default Re: Curtis Mayfield is the greatest songwriter ever.

Originally Posted by KevinNYC
Mayfield may have had an individual influence on reggae, but Jamaican music goes back to American Jazz and Rock n Roll and R+B. That is reggae would have happened with Curtis Mayfield. Motown was big throughout Jamaica. Now Bob Marley was specifically a fan of The Impressions, but it's a mistake to say the Bob Marley is all of reggae.. Apparently Jimmy Cliff was more of an Otis Redding fan.
Listen to this 1962 track, the beginnings of reggae.

The Impressions: I'm The One Who Loves You

A minute mark 1:32 that is some straight reggae organ chords.
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