Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
A lot of late Marley out put was "rocked up" by British record guys who wanted to make reggae sound more rock, and less dependent on riddim.
Until they start to call Little Richard the true King of Rock N Roll....
That is only partly true, you're talking about production, I'm talking about instrumentation.
Reggae was invented from upping the tempo on rock steady which was just strumming old rock and roll standards in a bit of a different pattern. All the early groups in Jamaica were getting their music from New Orleans radio stations. They listened to American rock and roll and soul music. It saturates their sound and their choice of covers.
To be sure, Burning Spear didn't work with any of those British producers and listen to the lead guitar in Spear albums or stageshows and tell me THAT isn't rock and roll!