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Text by Harry Hawks
The Maytals created a music, "there was nothing else like it on earth", that could only have been created by Jamaicans in Jamaica; other vocalists and vocal groups often attempted to sound like their American counterparts but The Maytals paved the way for Jamaican singers to sound like Jamaicans.
Date Added: Aug 01, 2018
Text by Harry Hawks
Lloyd Charmers' production proficiency, voice, guitar and keyboards created some of the greatest records to ever come out of Jamaica.
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Text by Harry Hawks
A soulful singer whose plaintive delivery was rarely equalled; why Freddie McKay never saw the success he so rightly deserved from almost two decades of recording remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of reggae music.
Date Added: Jul 11, 2018
Text by Harry Hawks
A true original, although his style came steeped in the traditions established by pioneers such as U Roy and Big Youth, the Lone Ranger was one of the first deejays to build a bridge between the roots and culture approach of the seventies and the full on dance hall deejay attack of the eighties.
Date Added: Jun 27, 2018
Text by Harry Hawks
This dance hall super star's career trajectory has been truly spectacular and continues from strength to strength: "Mavado... combines hip-hop influenced beats with ominous minor key vocals about street life and salvation." Rolling Stone
Date Added: Jun 13, 2018
Text by Harry Hawks
Sonia Pottinger was Jamaica's first and foremost female record producer; her husband, Lyndon O. Pottinger, was one of the unacknowledged founding fathers of Jamaican music.
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Text by Harry Hawks
"The music is a river of conviction, flowing past sadness, pain, oppression and rejection into the hope of the glorious kingdom of Jah Jah." Jean Fairweather
Date Updated: May 17, 2016
Text by Harry Hawks
"Yet I want nothing out of it. A man can get fi him credit. I get my credit from the work I do." Winston Riley
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Text by Harry Hawks
Well charged, disco mixed and hit bound... "no other Jamaican studio was to have quite the same impact in 1975 to 1976 or exert as much influence on the direction of the music." Steve Barrow & Peter Dalton
Date Updated: Sep 25, 2014
Text by Harry Hawks
One of Jamaica's most inventive and radical record producers 'The Observer' Holness has always been a name to watch out for...
Date Updated: Jul 14, 2014
Classical Rock Steady rhythm recorded at Studio One, the original cut was performed by Heptones in 1967.
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Date Updated: Jan 27, 2012
Text by Dub Store Sound Inc.
A massive combination hit song by Shabba Ranks and Krystal. Another prominent rhythm / song of the 80's dancehall produced by Augustus Gussie Clarke.
Date Updated: Sep 05, 2011
Text by Dub Store Sound Inc.
Another Rock Steady masterpiece recorded at Studio One. Performed by a vocal trio named Heptones.
Date Updated: Aug 25, 2015
A major international hit song / rhythm produced by Dave Kelly on his Mad House label.
Date Updated: Jun 21, 2011