Jamaica's Music from the 1960s a Brief History

The foundation of Jamaica's music was laid in the 1960s. These were also the early days of ska and Rocksteady.

Some of the names which readily comes to mind from that era are, , The Flames, The Sensations, The Techniques, Phillis Dilon & Hopeton, The Paragons, The Jamaicans, The Sensations, Dobby Dobson, The Silverstones, King Stitt, Duke Reid, Den Roy Morgan, Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster,Ernest Wilson, Ethiopians, Heptones, Delroy Wilson, Claudette Miller, Blues Buters, Bob Andy, Clarendonians, Abassinians, Horace Andy, John Holt, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe, Jimmy Cliff, Silverstones, Denroy Morgan, Tennors, The Upsetters, Three Tops and Winston Francis among many others.

This is the same era which saw the birth of the now infamous Studio One Label. Studio One was one of the top Record Label, Recording Studio and distribution company in those time.

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