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Reggae's Cross-Pollination with American Rock and Roll

Rock historian Ed Ward looks at the history of Jamaican reggae music, which he says began as a reinterpretation of 1950s American rock and roll before becoming a style uniquely its own.



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Other segments from the episode on July 19, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 19, 1988: Interview with John Hoerr; Commentary on reggae music; Interrview with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale; Review of the book "Introducing the Great…


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