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Old 08-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #46
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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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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.

I don't hear it. I listened the first time without focusing on 1:32. Do you mean the little "stabs" going on in the background. That sounds like reggae guitar to me, however the foreground sounds like horns at that point.

Also I forgot that Curtis Mayfield had his accident in Brooklyn.
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