Real Rock

"Real Rock" is a 1967 instrumental reggae song by Sound Dimension, one of the house bands of producer Coxsone Dodd's famous Studio One. It is significant for giving rise to perhaps the most popular reggae riddim of all time, having been versioned hundreds of times by artists ranging from The Clash to KRS-One to 311. According to a 2004 New York Times article, Dodd considered the song his crowning achievement.

The riddim's signature three-note Hammond organ figure was played by the legendary Jackie Mittoo.

Read more about Real Rock:  Partial List of Songs Using The "Real Rock" Riddim

Other articles related to "rock, real rock":

... radio station, which airs a mainstream rock format branded as Real Rock 105.1/95.5 (simulcasting on WGFM 105.1 FM in Cheboygan, Michigan) ... Real Rock can also be heard on translator 103.7 W279CC in Alpena, Michigan WJZJ, along with WAVC 93.9 in Mio and WLJZ 94.5 in Mackinaw City, MI, launched The Zone ... station, and the station, which positioned itself as "Modern Rock" even while it continued to play primarily adult alternative and Hot AC crossover material, received criticism from fans of harder rock for not ...
Partial List of Songs Using The "Real Rock" Riddim
... Real Rock," Sound Dimension (1967) "Rockers' Rock," Augustus Pablo (1973) "Cool Out Son," Junior Murvin (1978) "Friday Evening," Joe Tex U Black (1978) "Stop The Fussing Fighting," Dennis Brown (197 ...

Famous quotes containing the words rock and/or real:

    “O what unlucky streak
    Twisting inside me, made me break the line?
    What was the rock my gliding childhood struck,
    And what bright unreal path has led me here?”
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Only in the problem play is there any real drama, because drama is no mere setting up of the camera to nature: it is the presentation in parable of the conflict between Man’s will and his environment: in a word, of problem.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)