Ask a non-musician or a musician who strictly plays one genre and is close-minded and most of the people on the list won’t be mentioned.Except for Chuck Dukowski, none of those are overlooked or nearly forgotten.
No reggae without Jamerson? You can't be serious. His bass tone and style weren't like reggae and AFAIK he wasn't a Rasta.
The only two American radio stations that Jamaicans could reliably tune into in the 50’s on, were a strong signal from New Orleans which played mostly Motown and the other a country station from Nashville.
The earlier styles of Jamaican music like Mento, and Ska were fast and were before Motown became so popular as it later did and weren’t influenced by Jamerson.
First Rocksteady and later Reggae were most definitely influenced by Motown and especially Jamerson. Rocksteady was faster and then certain Rocksteady bands slowed it down and the Jamerson influence was what drove Reggae.
A Prominent instrument that was the main melodic element of reggae. The sound itself was very similar, except that reggae bassists didn’t generally use the mutes.
I’m not saying Jamerson was a Rasta or had dreadlocks or that he played reggae. I’m saying that he was responsible for the sound of reggae via Jamaican bassists trying to imitate his sound and technique.