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Duke Reid 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 legendary ska and rocksteady music. He was still extremely active in the 1970s, working with legendary dub artist U-Roy. He died in 1974 after having suffered from a severe illness for the last year. In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This page is about ska, the musical style. ... This article is about the Jamaican music. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. ... U-Roy (born Ewart Beckford September 21, 1942 in Jones Town, Jamaica, also known as The Originator, Hugh Roy) U-Roys musical career began in 1961 (see 1961 in music) when he began DJing at various sound systems, eventually working with King Tubby. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...

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Duke Reid (94 words)
Duke Reid was a Jamaican record producer, DJ and label owner.
He ran one of the most popular sound systems of the 1950s and founded Trojan Records[?], which released many extremely popular calypso music, jump blues and American R&B singles in the late 1950s.
In the 1960s, Reid founded a series of other labels that signed many of the most important ska and reggae artists.
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