Duke Reid Treasure Isle Released 1960s

Duke Reid Treasure Isle Released 1960s - Arthur "Duke" Reid CD (21 July 1915 – 1 January 1975) was a Jamaican record producer, DJ and label owner.

He ran one of the most popular sound systems of the 1950s called Duke Reid's the Trojan after the British-made trucks used to transport the equipment.

In the 1960s, Reid founded record label Treasure Isle, named after his liquor store, that produced ska and rocksteady music. He was still active in the early 1970s, working with toaster U-Roy.

He died in early 1975 after having suffered from a severe illness for the last year.

Duke Reid - treasure isle

Duke Reid Treasure Isle Released 1960s

  • CYNTHIA RICHARDS - AILY I
  •  DOROTHY REID - ALL YOUR LOVE
  • DOROTHY REID - WORK IT
  • GIRL SATCHMO - I'M COMING
  • GIRL SATCHMO - TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE
  • LAUREL AITKEN - MORE WHISKY
  • NORA DEAN - AY AY AYA
  • SMOKEY 007 - CC RIDER
  • TOMMY MC COOK - DRIVE HER HOME
  • TOMMY MCCOOK - BLACK COFFEE
  • TOMMY MCCOOK - JAH I
  • WINSTON WRIGHT - MOON INVADER

Duke Reid Releases from 1962-1968

  • DERRICK & PATSY - HOUSEWIFE'S CHOICE
  • ERIC MORRIS - SAMSON
  • ERIC MORRIS & BABA BROOKS - PENNY REEL
  • ERIC MORRIS & DUKE REID GROUPS - WHAT A MAN DOETH
  • JUSTIN HINES & THE DOMINOS - OVER THE RIVER
  • JUSTIN HINES & the DOMINOS - THE HIGHER THE MONKEY CLIMBS
  • MARGUERITA & SKTALITES - WOMAN COME
  • OWEN GREY & LEON SILVERA - NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR
  • SHENLEY DUFFUS - RUKUMBINE
  • STRANGER & PATSY - HOG IN A COCOA
  • STRANGER & PATSY & BAB BROOKS - YEA YEA YEA BABY
  • STRANGER & TECHNIQUES & BROOKS - RUN JOE
  • THE MAYTALS - JOHN JAMES

Reid was born in Portland, Jamaica. After serving ten years as a Jamaican police officer, Reid left the force to help his wife Lucille run the family business, The Treasure Isle Grocery and Liquor Store at 33 Bond Street in Kingston.

He made his way into the music industry first as a sound system (outdoor mobile discothèque) owner, promoter and disc jockey in 1953.

 He quickly overtook Tom the Great Sebastian and his sound system as the most popular sound system in Jamaica. Soon he was also sponsor and presenter of a radio show, Treasure Isle Time. A jazz and blues man at heart, Reid chose "My Mother's Eyes" by Tab Smith as his theme tune. Other favorites of his included Fats Domino, a noticeable influence on the early Reid sound.

He began producing recordings in the late 1950s. Early Reid productions were recorded in studios owned by others, but when the family business moved from Pink Lane, Kingston to Bond Street, Reid set up his own studio above the store. He became proprietor of a number of labels, chiefly Treasure Isle and Dutchess (his spelling).

Much of his income derived from licensing agreements with companies in the UK, some of which set up specialist Duke Reid labels. He was known to carry his pistols and rifle with him in the studio and would sometimes fire them to celebrate a successful audition.

Pages Related to Duke Reid Treasure Isle Released 1960s

Return to Homepage from Duke Reid Treasure Isle page

New! Comments

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

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

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

New! Comments

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

What's New?

Recent Articles

  1. Ricky Nevado New Reggae Sensation

    Jan 21, 18 12:33 AM

    Ricky Nevado New Reggae Sensation - Born Nevado Wellington, in St. Catherine Jamaica home to notable artists like Christopher Martin, Spice, and Tony Curtis.

    Read More

  2. Tarrus Riley Graveyard Official Video

    Jan 19, 18 11:15 PM

    Tarrus Riley Graveyard Official Video - Tarrus Riley has released the official video for his single 'Graveyard' and it's a must-see.

    Read More

  3. Alfray Featuring Lutan Fyah "Sellout"

    Jan 19, 18 09:56 PM

    Alfray Featuring Lutan Fyah "Sellout" - Studio Vibes Production kicks off 2018 with the release of a new single by "Alfray" featuring Lutan Fyah titled "Sellout"

    Read More

Jamaica Sunshine Tours is an authentic Jamaican Tour Company

Jamaicasunshinetours

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!