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Encyclopedia > Studio One (record label)

Studio One is one of reggae's most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as "the Motown of Jamaica." This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Motown Records, Inc. ...


The label and recording studio were founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in 1954 on Brentford Road in Kingston. Dodd had previously issued music on a series of other labels, including World Disc, and had run Downbeat, one of the largest and most reputable sound systems in the Kingston ghettos. Clement Seymour Sir Coxsone Dodd (Kingston, Jamaica, January 26, 1932 – May 5, 2004) was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of reggae and other forms of Jamaican music in the 1950s, 60s and later. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Sound system has multiple meanings: A sound reinforcement system is a system for amplifying, reproducing, and sometimes recording audio. ...

Studio One has recorded and released music by (and had a large hand in shaping the careers of) such artists as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Burning Spear, Toots & the Maytals, John Holt, Horace Andy, Ken Boothe, and Alton Ellis. Noted rival Prince Buster began his career working for Dodd's sound system, and the record producer Harry J recorded many of his best-known releases at Studio One. Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, songwriter and Rastafarian from the ghettos of Jamaica. ... Lee Scratch Perry, The Upsetter in Dub Lee Scratch Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry March 20, 1936) is one of the most influential people in the development of reggae and dub music in Jamaica. ... Jah man! Winston Rodney (born March 1, 1948) a. ... The Maytals performing in the 1960s. ... John Holt (born on 11 July 1947, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer. ... Horace Andy (born Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a legendary roots reggae singer, notable for such tracks as Government Land, You Are My Angel and Skylarking. Andy made his earliest recordings in the late 1960s. ... Ken Boothe was born 22 March 1946, in Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica. ... Alton Ellis (born 1944), from Kingston, Jamaica, is a musician best known as the innovator of rocksteady music. ... Cecil Bustamente Campbell (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... cover of the Harry J Allstars album Liquidator released in 1969 by Trojan This article is about a reggae producer for other names see Harry Johnson (disambiguation) Harry Johnson aka Harry J (born c. ...

Studio One had a hand in most of the major movements in Jamaican music during the 1960s and 1970s, including ska, rocksteady — although Duke Reid's rocksteady output at his own Treasure Isle label overshadowed Dodd's — reggae, dub and dancehall. The Skatalites and The Sound Dimension were among several prominent musical ensembles to record backing tracks and instrumentals at Studio One. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Ska is a type of Jamaican music combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound. ... Rocksteady is the name given to a style of music popular in Jamaica between 1966 and 1968. ... Duke Reid was a Jamaican record producer, DJ and label owner. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ragga. ... The Skatalites is a Jamaican music group that played a major role in popularising ska, the first truly Jamaican music created by fusing boogie-woogie blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, mento, calypso, and African rhythms. ... A U.S. Postage Stamp commemorating one hundred years of sound recording. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ...

The label and studio were closed when Dodd relocated to New York City in the 1980s. Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...

See also

This is a list of record labels. ...

External links

  • Downbeat Special
  • Interview with Studio One guitarist Eric Frater



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