Studio One

Sir Clement Seymour “Coxsone” Dodd, OD is considered one of the fathers of reggae. He travelled to the US and brought R&B records back to JA and played on his sound system Downbeat Sound – which eventually morphed into his record label Studio One.

Musicians comprising the Studio One house band primarily came from Alpha Boys School.

Easy Snappin – Theo Beckford

This Man Is Back – Don Drummond

A Love I Can Feel – John Holt

Row Fisherman Row – Wailing Souls

Rastafari Tell You – Judah Tafari Eskender

My Last Love – The Termites

Can I Change My Mind – Alton Ellis

Born to Love – Slim Smith

Just Another Girl – Ken Boothe

Melody Life – Marcia Griffith

The Answer – Lone Ranger

Oh Mr. D.C – Sugar Minot

Studio One Musicans

Ska & the Skatalites

Some of these musicians went on to form the group the Skatalites. Some of their biggest hits include:

Eastern Standard Time

Garden of Love

Teenage Ska

Rocket Ship

Alipang (Alley Pon)

Doctor Dekker

Latin Goes Ska

Street Corner

Silver Dollar

Sandy Gully

Nuclear Weapon

Vitamin A

Magnificent Ska

Stampede

Feeling Fine

Don De Lion

Around the World

Ball of Fire

Musicians Included:
Tommy McCook Roland Alphonso Johnny Moore Lester Sterling Don Drummond Lloyd Knibb Lloyd Brevett Jerome Hinds Jackie Mitto
Ska & the Skatalites
Alpha Boys
Some of these musicians went on to form the group the Skatalites. Some of their biggest hits include:
Eastern Standard Time Garden of Love Teenage Ska
Rocket Ship
Alipang (Alley Pon) Doctor Dekker Latin Goes Ska Street Corner Silver Dollar
Sandy Gully
Nuclear Weapon
Vitamin A
Skalarama (The Magnificent Seven Theme) Stampede
Feeling Fine
Don De Lion
Around the World
Catch a Fire
Duck Soup

Rocksteady was the successor to Ska. Slower beats that introduced the one drop style.

Some examples:
1. We Are In The Mood – Royals
2. Come On Little Girl – The Melodians
3. Things You Say You Love – Jamaicans
4. The Tide Is High – The Paragons
5. You Don’t Need Me – The Melodians
6. Rock Steady – Phyllis Dillon
7. Soul Style – Duke Reid Group
8. Can’t Stand It – Lloyd Williams
9. Queen Majesty – The Techniques
10. Heartaches – Vic Taylor
11. Midnight Hour – The Silvertones
12. Midnight Hour – U-Roy
13. My Best Girl – The Paragons
14. Loving Pauper – Dobby Dobson
15. I’ll Get Along Without You – The Melodians 16. I’ll Never Fall In Love – The Sensations
17. Traveling Man – The Techniques
18. Don’t Stay Away – Phyllis Dillon
19. La La Means I Love You – Alton Ellis
20. Hey Leroy – Honey Boy Martin
21. No Good Rudie – Justin Hinds 22. Everybody Bawling – U-Roy 23. Ba Ba Boom – The Jamaicans
24. Cry Tough – Alton and The Flames
25. You Have Caught Me – The Melodians
26. Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon
27. Those Guys – The Sensations
28. Ranglin On Bond St. – Ernest and Tommy
29. Girl I’ve Got A Date – Alton Ellis
30. I Wish It Would Rain – The Techniques
31. It’s Raining – The Three Tops
32. Love Is A Treasure – Freddy Mc Kay
33. You Done Me Wrong – Tyrone and The Slickers
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34. Right Track – Phyllis Dillon
35. Everyday Is A Holiday – The Sensations 36. Holiday Version – Winston Wright
37. Come Back My Darling – Girl Satchmo 38. Come Back My Darling – Girl Satchmo 39. Mother’s Tender Care – The Ethiopian 40. My Girl – The Techniques
41. Moonlight Lover – Joya Landis

Afterwards, Reggae as a genre emerged. A popular sub-genre “Dub” would emerge around this time, primarily instrumentals.

Some examples:
01. Gibbs, Joe “Bounty hunter” 02. Gibbs, Joe “Rawhide kid”
03. Gibbs, Joe “Tribute to Donald” 04. Gibbs, Joe “Quarrie”
05. Gibbs, Joe “High noon”
06. Gibbs, Joe “The great escape”
07. Gibbs, Joe “Walls of Jer¡cho”
08. Gibbs, Joe “Wicked and dreadful” 09. Gibbs, Joe “Revenge”
10. Gibbs, Joe “I shot the president” 11. Gibbs, Joe “State of emergency”
01. Gibbs, Joe “Ten commandments” 02. Gibbs, Joe “Majestic dub”
03. Gibbs, Joe “Social justice”
04. Gibbs, Joe “Kings of dub”
05. Gibbs, Joe “Edward The Eight” 06. Gibbs, Joe “International treaty” 07. Gibbs, Joe “Martial law”
08. Gibbs, Joe “Nations of dub”
09. Gibbs, Joe “Embargo”
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01. Gibbs, Joe “The day after”
02. Gibbs, Joe “Long distance affair” 03. Gibbs, Joe “Full moon Ikky”
04. Gibbs, Joe “Ladies night out”
05. Gibbs, Joe “Chapter five”
06. Gibbs, Joe “Bad verdict”
07. Gibbs, Joe “Military intervention” 08. Gibbs, Joe “Campus flash back”
01. Sly & Robbie “Syncopation”
02. Sly & Robbie “Free ticket to ride” 03. Sly & Robbie “Earthscan”
04. Sly & Robbie “Flirting in space” 05. Sly & Robbie “Space invaders” 06. Sly & Robbie “Nightawk”
07. Sly & Robbie “Laser eyes”
08. Sly & Robbie “Flight to nowhere
King Tubby’s Dub
Bag O Wire
Dub of Rights
Guidance Dub
Hold Them in Dub
Dub Ites Green and Gold A Heavy Dub
Stealing Version
The Poor Barber
Real Gone Crazy Dub