1960s Reggae Music, a Brief Look Into Its 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.

1960s Reggae Music

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.

The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora.

A 1968 single by Toots and the Maytals "Do the Reggay" was the first popular song to use the word "reggae," effectively naming the genre and introducing it to a global audience.

While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady.

Reggae usually relates news, social gossip, and political comment. Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as ‘Rudie Blues’, then ‘Ska’, later ‘Blue Beat’, and ‘Rock Steady’.

It is instantly recognizable from the counterpoint between the bass and drum downbeat, and the offbeat rhythm section. The immediate origins of reggae were in ska and rock steady; from the latter, reggae took over the use of the bass as a percussion instrument.

Reggae has spread to many countries across the world, often incorporating local instruments and fusing with other genres. Reggae en Español spread from the mainland South America countries of Venezuela and Guyana to the rest of South America.

For full details and Information on Jamaica's Music from the early days.

Click here to visit Jamaica's Dance music for the 1960s

The Techniques songs released in the 1960s

  • THE TECHNIQUES - I AM IN LOVE
  • THE TECHNIQUES - I CAN'T LOVE ANOTHER
  • THE TECHNIQUES - I'M IN THE MOOD
  • THE TECHNIQUES - LINGER A WHILE
  • THE TECHNIQUES - LITTLE DID YOU KNOW
  • THE TECHNIQUES - LOVE IS NOT A GAMBLE
  • THE TECHNIQUES - MY GIRL
  • THE TECHNIQUES - MY WHOLE LIFE DEPENDS ON YOU
  • THE TECHNIQUES - QUEEN MAJESTY
  • THE TECHNIQUES - THERE COMES A TIME
  • THE TECHNIQUES - TRAVELLING MAN
  • THE TECHNIQUES - WHEN YOU'RE WRONG
  • THE TECHNIQUES - WISH IT WOULD RAIN
  • THE TECHNIQUES - YOU DON'T CARE
  • THE TECHNIQUES - YOU DON'T KNOW

Studio One Releases from the 1960s

  • ALTON & THE FLAMES- CRY TOUGH
  • ALTON ELLIS - AIN'T THAT LOVING YOU
  • ALTON ELLIS - ALL MY TEARS COME ROLLING
  • ALTON ELLIS - BREAKING UP
  • ALTON ELLIS - CAN'T STAND IT
  • ALTON ELLIS - CHATTY CHATTY PPL
  • ALTON ELLIS - I CAN'T STOP NOW
  • ALTON ELLIS - IF I COULD RULE THIS WORLD
  • ALTON ELLIS - LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
  • ALTON ELLIS - REMEMBER THAT SUNDAY
  • ALTON ELLIS - WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME TO CRY
  • ALTON ELLIS - WILLOW TREE
  • ALTON ELLIS - YOU MAKE ME SO VERY HAPPY

  • DOBBY DOBSON - LOVING PAUPER
  • PHILLIS DILLON & HOPETON - RIGHT TRACK
  • THE JAMAICANS - THINGS YOU SAY YOU LOVE
  • THE PARAGONS - THE TIDE IS HIGH
  • THE SENSATIONS - I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE
  • THE SENSATIONS - THOSE GUYS
  • THE SILVERSTONES - MIDNIGHT HOUR
  • THE TECHNIQUES - QUEEN MAJESTY

  • VIC TAYLOR - HEARTACHES
  • VINTAGE 2 - BABY I LOVE YOU
  • VINTAGE 3 - COME ON LITTLE GIRL

Pages related to 1960s Reggae Music

Artiste and Musicians from the 1960s

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

Return to Dancehall Reggae World homepage from Jamaica's Music from the 1960's

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Let Us Help You Find Your Favorite Reggae Song

Are you searching for a Reggae Music Song, Dancehall Music Song, Ska or Rocksteady song but can find it anywhere?, Chances are we can.

It's very simple, just send us the name/titled of the song you are searching for and we will do the rest for a small fee. Contact us now!

Promote your Festivals, Albums, Singles, Videos, Parties and Dances with us and get the best results {CLICK HERE FOR PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES}

Promote your projects on Dancehallreggaeworld  Click here for more information

What's New? What is the very latest? Click here and get the very latest additions.

Looking For Something Special?  - In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Home I Reggae Lyrics I VideosDancehall Riddim I Dancheall Singles I Sound Effects I Whats New I Reggae Riddims

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

You are welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this) videos, breaking news, albums, new songs and promotions from players in the Dancehall and reggae music industries, send direct to your inbox.

You can also follow us for my updates! Link up @ Facebook |Twitter |Instagram

Promotions

Recent Articles

  1. Reggae artiste Alaine Journey Official Video

    Apr 21, 18 02:09 PM

    Reggae artiste Alaine Journey Official Video - Female Reggae singer Alaine has released the visuals for her single "Journey" and it's a happy one.

    Read More

  2. Charly Black Ft Chris Martin - Wine Up Fi Me Lyrics

    Apr 21, 18 01:34 PM

    Charly Black Ft Chris Martin - Wine Up Fi Me Lyrics - So many pretty girls in this party So many sexy girls in this party Gyal whine to me like you wanna blow my mind Baby i'm yours and you are mine I…

    Read More

  3. Dancehall artiste Cutty Ranks gets higher Rank

    Apr 21, 18 12:45 PM

    Dancehall artiste Cutty Ranks gets higher Rank - CUTTY Ranks is beaming with pride as a song he recorded in 1997, Cosita Mix, has been remixed and has generated over 107 million views online in its fi…

    Read More

  4. Young Blood Presents The Party Party Riddim

    Apr 21, 18 12:12 PM

    Young Blood Presents The Party Party Riddim - Young Blood Records have just released what some music insiders are saying will be the next big riddim to rule the dancehall space.

    Read More