Clement "Coxone" Dodd / Jan 26, 1932 - May 5, 2004

Perhaps the single most important name in Jamaican music and one of the most important record producers the world over, Clement "Coxone" Dodd helped bring ska (and eventually reggae) to the world. Youthful visits to the US allowed him to hear and import new records to Jamaica for play on his sound-system. He started several labels, including the iconic Studio 1, which created the national music of ska. Bob Marley and Lee Perry were early employees and Studio 1 produced songs for virtually every Jamaican artist. Studio 1 stands as somewhat like a Jamaican equivalent to Motown, a black-owned success story that set the trends for the industry.

Here's a mix of some Studio 1 classics:

Tagged: Celebrate Icons, Coxone Dodd, dancehall, dub, reggae, rocksteady, ska, soul!, Studio 1

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